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Dec 22, 2005
Lighten the Load

The mind must have to flip over to survival mode when you have to throw stuff out of a sinking boat or a plane going down to lighten the load. When I see this sort of thing happening in shows or movies I always think, that’s not that heavy, are you gaining anything? Or I think what a waste it was of some nice stuff. I guess I’d be the wrong person to have with you on a sinking ship, I’d be hanging on to that concrete highway divider as you were trying to throw it overboard screaming “we made need this!”

Another World Record In Antarctica

You may remember the series of posts I did covering Guiness World Records in Antarctica, with many of its hardcore creatures being awarded them. Well, just this month, two news records have been put into the books, only this time by a human. On December 14, British swimmer Lewis Pugh made a new record for the most southerly swim ever made in the ocean (wearing only a Speedo) and the longest duration polar swim ever made. He swam for 30 minutes and 30 seconds. A normal person would most likely be dead in minutes due to cold-shock reflex. When you hit the water your lungs would contract and your heart rate would skyrocket as you began to hyperventilate. Pugh trained his body to handle such shock by taking many cold showers and swimming in icy water before the record-breaking swim. Apparently you can train your body to the point of not even shivering, allowing your muscles to work better.

  • Matt

    I’m like that too… especially during spring cleaning

  • Klawful n Swade

    Im really confused why Wally has a concrete highway divider. Sure, something like a tobbogan in his pocket would be ok because it’s antarctica, but there arent any roads in antarctica, let alone multi-lane highways.

    Nevermind, let me guess….. Ebay.

  • Lin

    Yah! Especially in movies when they throw all the food and junk over board and you have to think “okay, now you’re going to die because you have nothing.” Wally should fight for that divider! Love the comic!

  • Abel

    ha yeah like this one

  • Tyler Martin

    Klawful, I actually had a short storyline about where Wally acquired stuff that was originally going to appear in place where he ended up getting his chocolates from. He found some superstore that promised delivery anywhere in the world. One of the comics was how he was storing up the frozen delivery guys, because they would arrive in these little brown shorts uniforms. It was scrapped though in favor of him breaking into the small research station. And how he is able to acquire all his stuff remains secret magic comic stuff.

    Although he might have found it at the McMurdo Station, that’s a pretty large outfit there on the continent with lots of heavy machinery and construction going on.

  • bobo

    this is better i mean inter-web how cool is that. :)

  • axis

    where did wally get all that stuff

  • carlyneese

    power to ya wally

  • super penguin

    hmmm i wonder if wally has any more stuff

  • Cristina

    this is my favorite comic!!! 😉

  • Poppy

    Great stuff Wally! :mrgreen:

  • snowyforest

    My ABSOLUTE favorite! 😎

  • Osbourne