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21 people were treated for burns after doing a firewalk,at a motivational speaker's event! Can you be talked into doing a dangerous act by other people?

Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/22 15:12:55
No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
Yea,I can be talked into doing a dangerous act by other people!
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Amid inspirational talk, chanted mantras and shouts of victory at a late-night firewalking event attended by thousands Thursday came agonized shrieks from followers whose soles were scorched by the superheated coals, witnesses said.

At least 21 people were treated for burn injuries after taking part in the crowning event of the first day of a Tony Robbins function downtown, including at least three who went to the hospital, a San Jose fire captain said.

The people who suffered various second- and third-degree burn injuries were among more than 6,000 who attended the motivational speaker's event at the San Jose Convention Center called "Unleash the Power Within."

After the event, which ended about 11 p.m., the crowd walked across the street to the park, where 12 lanes of hot coals measuring 10 feet long and 2½-feet wide rested on the grass.

Jonathan Correll, 25, decided to check out what was going on when "I heard wails of pain, screams of agony." He said one young woman appeared to be in so much pain "it was horrific."

"It was people seriously hurting, like they were being tortured," he said. "First one person, then a couple minutes later another one, and there was just a line of people walking on that fire. It was just bizarre, man."

Correll, a San Jose City College student, said he saw between 10 and 15 people being treated. He said he videotaped the scene for about 5 minutes before an event staffer
told him to put the camera away.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_21125630

From: mercurynews.com
By: Eric Kurhi & Mark Gomez

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  • Pam 2012/08/01 02:32:33
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    Pam
    +1
    we have got to stop living other peoples dreams and use our own common sense. I cant help but believe these people were thinking" I am crazy" just before they stepped into hell at someone else's request.
  • Fashionable60s 2012/07/27 17:43:59 (edited)
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    Fashionable60s
    +1
    Not for any money, not for Oprah, however, I would give any part of an organ to my husband.
  • CHUCK 2012/07/25 01:20:24
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    CHUCK
    +1
    NOT ME..
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/07/25 00:25:06
  • BigFig#9 2012/07/24 06:49:01
    Yea,I can be talked into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    BigFig#9
    +1
    We all CAN be motivated by peer pressure.... I've cliff dived, parachuted and bungy-jumped all because it was with a group. Would never have sought these opportunities out on my own.
  • HOMBRE 2012/07/23 17:59:19
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    Bunch of sheep. Have to be libtarded
    liberal sheep
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2012/07/23 16:41:38
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +3
    You couldn't inspire me to walk on hot coals. Pain isn't inspirational.
  • TerryAgee 2012/07/23 15:55:06
    Yea,I can be talked into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    TerryAgee
    +1
    To save lives
  • Sheila 2012/07/23 15:09:48
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    Sheila
    +4
    Gee, that looks hot.....sure I will walk on it. That sounds logical? To ANYONE??

    How many of these fools were in congress? THEY can sure be talked into stupid stuff.
  • Chi~Cat 2012/07/23 14:17:05
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    Chi~Cat
    +7
    Afterwards, there were Koolaid footbaths costing a C note per foot. Idiots.
  • Mike 2012/07/23 11:49:08
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    Mike
    +5
    Exactly why we have idiots running the country
  • Soundstorm 2012/07/23 09:06:11
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    Soundstorm
    +5
    Let me guess. These people paid vast sums of their money to Tony Robbins and agreed to fire walk therapy because of their self esteem deficiencies. Yep! I think I see what the problem is here!
  • teigan 2012/07/23 04:27:30
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    teigan
    +7
    Doesn't surprise me though. Look at all the stupid people that Obama convinced to drink his koolaide.

    Obama drink the koolaide
  • kaZappoo 2012/07/23 04:23:51
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    I dont care what anyone says ,, a bed of hot coals ..and barefooted ...common sense should be a predictor that some thing is gonna get burned ...

    again I use common sense !

    and no motivation ( in the world ) is gonna talk me into walking accrost hot coals ...

    some things you can spyche your self out to doing,, but it aint gonna prevent skin from burning !
  • hazel 2012/07/23 04:20:37
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    hazel
    +7
    I cant be talked into ANYTHING by any one...I THINK FOR MYSELF
  • Rubyking 2012/07/23 01:14:11
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    Rubyking
    +2
    I don't succumb to peer pressure
  • blissful 2012/07/23 00:23:08
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    blissful
    +2
    I don't even like needles! there is no way some one is gonna get me to walk across Hot Coals!...
  • ★Calliope★ 2012/07/22 23:43:15
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    ★Calliope★
    +4
    Unless copious amounts of alcohol are involved.
  • ★Calliope★ ★Calliope★ 2012/07/22 23:44:03
    ★Calliope★
    +4
    But jeez... Seems like Darwin should take over in these circumstances.

    And others..

    STUPID folks.
  • kaZappoo ★Calliope★ 2012/07/23 04:33:18
    kaZappoo
    +6
    well alcohol was involved in me falling asleep at blacks beach near San Diego ( nude beach ) on my back ..terrible sun burn ...in the navy at the time & got in trouble cause I couldnt work for a few days ...but not walk on coals !

    common sense should prevail,, ya think ?
  • Soundstorm kaZappoo 2012/07/23 09:11:51
    Soundstorm
    +6
    You were on a bender. You had a good excuse. These people went into this foolishness sober!
  • ★Calliope★ kaZappoo 2012/07/23 17:29:39
    ★Calliope★
    +3
    Ya'd think, my friend. But Christ, wouldn't you think they'd have said "you first"?
  • kaZappoo ★Calliope★ 2012/07/23 18:18:56
    kaZappoo
    +3
    yep.......
  • Soundstorm ★Calliope★ 2012/07/23 22:11:00
    Soundstorm
    +2
    Oh, careful Indie! Hot coals! Very deadly! You go first!

    Indiana Jones Salah
  • ★Calliope★ Soundstorm 2012/07/24 01:38:58
    ★Calliope★
    +2
    lololol
  • Soundstorm ★Calliope★ 2012/07/23 09:09:39
    Soundstorm
    +5
    Copious amounts of alcohol without the hot coals or Tony Robbin's motivational BS have worked wonders for me. And all I've ever risked were hangovers.
  • ★Calliope★ Soundstorm 2012/07/23 17:29:54
    ★Calliope★
    +4
    Ditto!
  • Chi~Cat ★Calliope★ 2012/07/23 14:19:55
    Chi~Cat
    +5
    I heard there was a water tower of Kool-aid on standby.
  • ★Calliope★ Chi~Cat 2012/07/23 17:30:12
    ★Calliope★
    +4
    LOL!

    That got me laughing - hard!
  • Chi~Cat ★Calliope★ 2012/07/23 17:41:03
    Chi~Cat
    +2
    look ^
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/07/22 22:48:33
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    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    +3
    Witness the obama followers. Yes, you CAN be talked into that which appears to be dangerous if you are convinced by a silver tongued rogue without morals or a conscience that he KNOWS what's best for YOU.
  • Leprachaun999 2012/07/22 21:43:57
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    Fire walks can be very spiritual, they also have to be tended by competent practitioners.
  • Shadow13 2012/07/22 20:37:47
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    +2
    I'll do what I want. Something must have went wrong then. The science is right and a person moving at a constant pace should easily be able to cross hot coals with a minimal transfer of heat. Either sweat caused the coals to stick to their feet or the morons decided to pause in the middle of the firewalk. Second and third degree burns.... They must have not been doing it right.
  • Red_Horse 2012/07/22 20:17:32
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2012/07/22 19:45:24
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    +4
    I'll take a pass on walking on coals...thank you very much...with my luck someone will throw gas on the coals....
  • valeria la potra 2012/07/22 19:42:53
    No way anybody is talking me into doing a dangerous act by other people!
    valeria la potra
    +4
    Of course not.It's a stupid thing to do!
  • Soundstorm valeria... 2012/07/23 22:15:57
    Soundstorm
    +1
    I wonder if we might be able to see something like this on one of those World's Stupidest shows on the Tru TV channel.
  • valeria... valeria... 2012/07/24 05:00:21
    valeria la potra
    +2
    True:)
  • ElynnKy 2012/07/22 19:17:40
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    +5
    Perhaps they didn't think it was dangerous because they believe the power of the mind and belief is stronger than the power of physics. Give this a Darwin award.
  • Sheila ElynnKy 2012/07/23 15:12:07
    Sheila
    +2
    LOL, they only qualify for honorable mention since no one died...

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