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Old 03-03-2005, 08:30 PM   #1
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Steve Fossett

In case you haven't heard, Fossett completed the solo plane trip around the world. His earlier feat was that he completed a solo round the world trip in a balloon. All well and good but his course was below the 40th southern parallel which shorted his course by about 8,000 miles. He claimed victory but I can't undertstand why. Steve Fossett has a pretty low credibility score as far as I'm concerned.

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ummmmmmmm - 8,000 miles is pretty hard to just toss to the side and ignore!!!!
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:56 PM   #3
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I agree, Elf! Quick rant, if I may! If you want to break a record, don't take short-cuts and don't whine about it, just do it. I think Nike owes me a million bucks right about now, :D
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Go for it!!!!! Maybe you could propose a commercial to them.
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Old 03-03-2005, 11:54 PM   #5
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We almost had him as a visitor, but he went all the way....good for him.
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