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Bill Gates just challenged Elon Musk

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  1. ConTroll

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    Elon challenged

    Bill Gates just challenged Elon to the ALS ice bucket challenge
     
  2. ggies07

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    haha, awesome!
     
  3. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Ow.
    One of my longest-and-strongest old friends, my geology and Ski Team rival from undergrad days and stationed in Whitehorse, Yukon ever since leaving college, now is wasting away with ALS. In many ways it is the saddest thing I have had to experience in my life, as it is far, far crueler than death, and he such a bear of an outdoorsman/athlete.
     
  4. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I just saw this. Elon has to one up Bill by having it dropped from a hovering rocket.
     
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    Except the rocket exhaust will vaporize the liquid water long before it reaches Elon. Or maybe Elon will be vaporized first.
     
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    Looks like Elon said he's up for it:
     
  8. Owner

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    Fun! And I'd be very curious who Elon challenges!
     
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    Will Elon dump water on his head out of the bottom of a SpaceX rocket?
     
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    Apparently he has already done it. Waiting for video to be uploaded.

    IceBucketChallenge.PNG
     
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    [Fun] Elon's Ice Bucket Challenge

    We know he loves his 'better bucket' analogy. I say we'll be witnessing the start of BucketX :biggrin:
     
  12. bonnie

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    ALS (Lou Geherig's disease) is an extremely cruel disease, we watch a friend die a few years back and it troubled my wife to start a local ALS group to support the people and families in their fight against the disease. In our town of 45,000 she has raised over $600,000 with our annual walks (Walk to D'feat ALS - We walk because we can) and has now performed two bucket challenges. If this helps to gain a cure this would be great.
     
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    What is especially hard to take on ALS is that a large number of cases are preventable. It is no accident that football players, soccer players at higher risk most likely secondary to head trauma. Even Lou Gehrig with frequent beaning by opposing pitchers. Not all cases with known head trauma but who hasn't hit there head at some point. Watching World Cup with the heading of balls shows we are not doing much to avoid this risk. Kids in school as well playing tackle football. Now more awareness of concussions and waiting for healing, but is that enough?
     
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    Video is up and I call: STUNT DOUBLE!
     
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    Video of Musk getting the bucket :biggrin:

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    Experts in the field do not agree that head trauma is the known cause of most cases of ALS. Could be, but the research has not demonstrated that yet.
     
  18. gg_got_a_tesla

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    His boys got a kick out of it :)
     

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