There is a middle aged man named Martin Strel who is trying to swim the Amazon River. He started a few weeks ago because he was searching for a challenge. He has already swam the Danube, Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers. There are dangers, and he knows.
What we’re wondering is is it a good idea to swim such a large river just for fun, or is it too dangerous. Should it be banned forever? Are people like Strel and Eric Nerhaus, who was recently bit by a shark while deep sea diving bad role models for kids because of their dangerous adventures or good role models because they are courageous?
Here’s what we think:
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Melvin the Chicken Hunter and T-Dogg
Image retrieved from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/sl/thumb/e/e9/Strel_martin.jpg/200px-Strel_martin.jpg on February 23, 2007