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Pavlov's Frog writes: I once spent 20 minutes with my eyes closed to see what it was like being blind. I smashed my knee on the kitchen cupboard, and decided I'd be better off deaf as you can still watch television.

(, Thu 24 Jul 2008, 12:00)
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Experimental blindness
I decided to see if I could keep walking in a straight line, if I kept my eyes closed. After a few false tries (kept panicking and opening my eyes, thinking I was veering to the left) I got a bit cocky, and decided to do 100 paces. Which ended almost very badly as I suddenly found myself face down in the road, having wandered to the left and fallen off the curb. Luckily no cars were going past, but my dignity took a bruising from other pedestrians.

Did I learn? Nope. Did the same thing a short while later on my bike: veered into the pavement, fell off, got laughed at again. I now no longer try to go from place to place with my eyes shut.
(, Thu 24 Jul 2008, 12:02, 1 reply)
I used to do that regularly on the way back home from school to ease the tedium. If I didn't bottle it after 20 paces or so I usually ended up in a hedge. Fun times...
(, Thu 24 Jul 2008, 16:50, closed)

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