Extreme Encounters: How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant Experiences...

Extreme Encounters: How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant Experiences...

by Greg Emmanuel

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Overview

Brace yourself.
 
If you’re the squeamish type, turn back now. If you’re afraid of a little blood, read no further. But if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be struck by lightning, swallowed by quicksand, or stung by a jellyfish, then fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride.
 
Extreme Encounters offers blow-by-blow accounts of life’s most dangerous experiences in thrilling “you-are-there” second person—so you chill to the numbing effects of frostbite, you hear the ear-splitting roar of a tornado, and you feel the stomach-lurching drop of an elevator freefall. Full of harrowing adventure and surprising scientific insights, Extreme Encounters is a journey you’ll never forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931686006
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Greg Emmanuel has written for MTV, VH1, GQ, ESPN the Magazine, Time Out New York, Stuff, and Maxim. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and tries his darnedest to avoid anything remotely resembling an extreme encounter.

Table of Contents

Introduction6
IWhen Animals Attack
Fire Ant Picnic11
Snake in the Grass15
Shark! Who Goes There?19
Maul of the Wild22
Swim with the Fishes25
Jellyfish Jamboree29
Pamplonaaah!32
IIThe Great Outdoors
Hot and Bothered37
Ice, Ice Baby41
Say It Ain't Snow45
Drown and Out50
Blowin' in the Wind54
Sinking in Quicksand58
Bomb Voyage!62
IIISomebody Get a Doctor!
Kiss of the Defibrillator67
Three Days of Detox71
Meat Your Maker75
Amputation, Civil War Style79
Pass the Kidney Stones, Please82
Ebolapalooza86
IVCrime and Punishment
Caught in the Crossfire91
Ol' Sparky94
Good to the Last Drop99
The Third Degree102
Six Feet Under107
Nineteen Days in the Hole111
Dancing at the End of Your Rope116
VEveryday Mishaps
Express Elevator121
Not-so-lucky Strike125
Buzz Kill129
Acid Test133
Blow-Dryer in the Bathtub137
It's Just Gas140
VIGoing to Extremes
Bent Out of Shape145
Banel o' Laughs149
Major League Pain153
Nine Rounds of Heavyweight Boxing157
Shake, Rattle, and Roll Over162
The 12,000-Foot-High Jump166
Don't Forget Your Launch!170
Bibliography174
Acknowledgments176

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