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Usually when you get past the age of around 13, dares are usually accompanied by alcohol. I'm assuming alcohol was involved in this story... A 20 year old Wisconsin Rapids man had to be rescued over the weekend after he got stuck in a laundry chute..something he had done on a dare! Crews couldn't pull him either up or down..so they had to cut out part of the wall. This makes me wonder about a couple things...how long was he wedged in there before they called in the fire department? Did they try greasing him down with vegetable oil first? Did he have to go to the bathroom? Did his friends take pictures before they called authorities? I will tell you that I was tempted to crawl into the laundry chute we had in our house growing up, but was never up to the challenge. For one thing, I knew there were various nails sticking out of the wood (socks and underwear would always get caught on them), so I was not really interested in getting cut up that way. What was cool about our laundry chute is that there were was one opening in an upstairs closet, and another in the kitchen..so if you were in the kitchen you could see stuff being thrown down. (Fascinating!) But, you could also pass stuff up and down..with a makeshift dumbwaiter made out of a cigar box and jump rope. You know I was going to make some snippy comment at the beginning about people in Wisconsin Rapids having nothing to do. But it appears the same may have been true about Stevens Point back in the day!

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