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Old 10-15-2008, 02:45 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Khan View Post
My mother's father almost drowned as a young man; he said the drowning was peaceful, it was the rescuing that was painful.
You beat me to it. I had a near death drowning experience when I was young, and ever since I've thought it wouldn't be a bad way to go. Being rescued was very similar to another experience I had after eating a bottle of children's aspirin...stomach pumping. Neither was fun, but I guess better than the alternative. I was a trial to my mom when I was a kid.

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:50 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by noworkethic View Post
I know that your post was meant humorously, but---last February, Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica---came about as close as one can, but survive; I confirm.
don’t know what sort of suffocation goes on in costa rica, Fainting game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia or as other posters have suggested Erotic asphyxiation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia perhaps?

pleased you survived and with all due respect for what you extrapolated from your experience, but simply in keeping with my albeit irreverent humor, if by drowning we mean death by suffocation which was the joke, then given at least that the moment of death has yet to be scientifically determined, unless you are jesus, and likely not even then, you might think you’ve come back to confirm but yer gonna have a tough time convincing me.

for even close to death, as far as we currently can be certain, is not death and so does not confirm the experience as to whether or not drowning leads to a peaceful death. for all we still know, it might just lead to a rude awakening.

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