#coolteen vs. crocodile: "Haters gonna hate"

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Postby goofjan grievens » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:24 pm

‘Haters gonna hate’: Teen defends decision to jump into crocodile-infested river for crush"

Washington Post wrote:Some people are calling it the stupidest decision ever made.

Others are slightly more forgiving.

Regardless of how you’d characterize Lee De Paauw’s decision this weekend to leap into a crocodile-infested river to impress a young woman he was smitten with, one thing can’t be denied — it kinda worked.

It also nearly cost the 18-year-old Australian — now the living embodiment of every teenage male stereotype ever created — his life.

“Do you understand that most of the country thinks that you’re one of the stupidest people around right now?'” Nine Network Australia reporter Zara James asked De Paauw as he sat in his hospital bed.

“I’m not, really,” De Paauw replied. “I’m just — I don’t know — trying to prove a point.”

The point-proving began, as it so often does, with alcohol — “10 cups of goon” to be exact. “Goon,” as it turns out, is not some daring form of bootleg Australian alcohol, it’s box wine, according to BuzzFeed, which labeled the wine “Australia’s most versatile drink.”

Under the influence of Australian box wine, De Paauw told Nine Network, he started telling the group of people he was drinking with that backpackers were more likely to get eaten by a crocodile than Australians. The playful dig was aimed at Sophie Paterson, a 24-year-old British backpacker De Paauw had just met and was trying to impress.

“So we decided to go down to the river and test out the theory,” De Paauw told Nine Network.

How serious De Paauw was about testing out his theory in Queensland’s Johnstone River is unclear. At one point, while the group was near the water, someone dared the teenager to jump into the river at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, according to the Cairns Post.

De Paauw told the station that the plan was to jump in and swim for a few seconds. But that’s all the time it took for the crocodile to notice the teenager and attack.

The teen told Nova FM’s “Fitzy and Wippa” that he was swimming to a jetty “when the croc grabbed my arm, dragged me back out and started rolling.”

“It took me out about six metres from the wharf,” he continued. “I hit it once on the nose, it loosened a bit.”

“I got another hit in and it was right on its eye,” he added. “I was lucky because it just dropped me.”

De Paauw told Nine Network that when the attack began he was certain he was going to die. By the time he made it to the shore, he said, his arm was floppy, he was in agonizing pain and covered in blood. Friends on the shore pulled him from the water and called paramedics, who transported the teenager to the hospital.

“It all happened very fast, pretty much as soon as he jumped in, there was splashing and screaming,” Paterson told the Courier Mail. “There was blood everywhere and he just wouldn’t stop screaming.”

“I thought he had lost his arm because of how bad it looked,” she added.

Fisherman told Nine News that the crocodile is well-known by local residents and that they estimate that the animal is about 12 feet-long. Signs along the river warn locals abut the danger of entering the water. Saltwater crocodiles have killed eight people in Queensland since 1985, according to News Corp.

Doctors initially thought De Paauw’s might lose his left arm, but surgeons were able to save it. The arm suffered severe injuries, including two broken bones that protruded from the skin and gouge marks on the top and the bottom from where the animal’s teeth sunk into De Paauw’s arm.

Local authorities have set up a cage in the water to trap the animal.

“I don’t want that crocodile harmed and I want it released back into the wild and I want it to have a happy life,” De Paauw told Nine News.

Paterson agreed to see a movie with De Paauw, who told the station he doesn’t regret death-defying decision.

“Haters gonna hate,” he said.


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plz if u get a chanse put some flowrs on algernons grave kthxbye
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Postby trope » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:00 pm

This is gonna be such a great story to tell their grandkids
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Postby bruceagain » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:01 pm

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Postby Flossed Out » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:04 pm

i'm glad he's aware that the crocodile has the right to fuck your shit up if you go into the water
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Postby grammatron » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:06 pm

In retrospect, this seems like it was perhaps a bad idea.
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Postby goofjan grievens » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:11 pm

grammatron wrote:In retrospect, this seems like it was perhaps a bad idea.

I dunno. there's no way those two didn't bone after their date.
plz if u get a chanse put some flowrs on algernons grave kthxbye
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Postby Real Love » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:12 pm

in what way
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Postby Real Love » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:12 pm

goofjan grievens wrote:
grammatron wrote:In retrospect, this seems like it was perhaps a bad idea.

I dunno. there's no way those two didn't bone after their date.


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Postby bruceagain » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:13 pm

who amongst us has not gotten shit faced on a couple of litres of fruity lexia and done something they later regret to impress a member of the opposite sex
this kid understands the human and crocodile experience and has much to teach us all
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Postby portia » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:14 pm

Bruce do you do stuff like that
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Postby bruceagain » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:15 pm

no i'm an old indoor kid now
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Postby cocoon man » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:16 pm

Please post the picture of the guy who said fuck a crocodile and was killed
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Postby wakeman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:17 pm

Gators gonna gate!!
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Postby original floppy guy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:39 pm

This kid is extremely my kid.
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Postby easy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:55 pm

The teen told Nova FM’s “Fitzy and Wippa”


you coulda told me to come up with like four australian morning zoo names and I guarantee one of them would've been "fitzy and wippa"
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