Unusual feats of badassery
December 22, 2013 7:05 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for feats of skill, intelligence, or courage that fall outside the usual martial arenas (so, no beating somebody up). I would prefer written sources but will accept other media also. This is kind of vague, so let me give an example: I remember once reading a book where the protagonist challenges some alleged badass to slit his wrist and just bleed into a bucket. First person to staunch the bleeding loses. I'm not really interested in identifying the book, but rather finding more examples of surprising challenges like that.
posted by d. z. wang to Writing & Language (22 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Or, you know, somebody could figure out what this is called on TvTropes and link me there.
Note that the gotcha in the original story was that the protagonist was a cutter with suicidal ideation, and won the challenge mostly because he was pretty okay with actually bleeding to death right there. But I'm not interested in Too Kinky to Torture