Thursday, 21 July 2016
A Texas man fell off a waterslide recently and video of it has gone viral. The man, David Salmon from Dallas, posted a video to his Facebook on July 18 of him falling off the side of a water slide. “Too dang old to be going down water slides,” he wrote. “Fell off this one that is over a rocky cliff. First time in an ambulance.” Salmon didn’t disclose the location of the slide, but he did mention he was in a hospital in Round Rock, Texas. Video showed Salmon riding an open tube slide that curved sharply left and right. As Salmon approached the first turn, he uses his arm to slow himself down. On the second turn, he was unable to slow himself and was launched over the side of the slide and down a rocky cliff. Watch a man fly off a waterslide onto a rocky cliff ... and live to post about it. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Salmon suffered a broken arm, fractured ribs and several lacerations to his arms, back and side. Luckily, he remained positive. “Just found out I don’t need surgery so that’s good news! One more night in Austin then I can go home to Dallas,” he wrote, “#waterslide #fail
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.