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August 25, 2004 1:08 PM   Subscribe

Fire Diving is the "hottest" new Extreme Sport around.
posted by Wet Spot (6 comments total)
via snopes.
posted by Wet Spot at 1:09 PM on August 25, 2004

Was this incident mentioned in the opening to Magnolia, or am I mistaken?
posted by dhoyt at 1:16 PM on August 25, 2004

dhoyt- Yes.

This site is clearly a prank. The "Events" page is pretty funny, though.
posted by mkultra at 1:45 PM on August 25, 2004

Nothing beats Extreme Ironing.
posted by azazello at 5:20 PM on August 25, 2004

How can these guys goof off with fire diving while NASA is throwing the Earth out of orbit?
posted by caddis at 6:07 PM on August 25, 2004

This site is clearly a prank.

From the Snopes link:

Scuba divers are repeatedly asked about this tall tale. Their ongoing annoyance with this question -- How many times can one say "No, it never happened" without losing patience? -- inspired one to invent the tongue-in-cheek sport of "Fire Diving". Those unfamiliar with the pastime will want to visit his Fire Diving page.

The site's a hoot. I love the scoring:

A fire diving team gets one point for every member that successfully gets scooped by a bucket or scoop. Bonus points are awarded for multi-person scoops. The teams are also judged by their drops, here points are awarded by the volume of the scream on the way down, and the style and difficulty of the fall and landing.

Great find, Wet Spot.
posted by mediareport at 6:05 AM on August 29, 2004

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