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A tourist from the PRC had to be rescued from the bottom of a mine shaft drilled in the bottom of a meteor crater in Arizona after he threw himself in to appease the gods.[^] I say let's toss him back in and let the gods decide whether they want to help him out. And if so, they can damned well repay the state employees and volunteers who wasted many frigid hours saving his worthless hide.
I did something similar once...except it was a prank and I did it to appease my own sense of amusement instead of any gods. Went to some canyon..I think it was called Dead Horse Canyon? Something with horse in it...anyways...I was there with my family, and I went up to the edge of it, looked down and realized there was a large ledge about 4 or 5 feet down, but my family was still farther back so they couldn't see it, so I got their attention and then jumped off to the ledge below, scared then half to death
Of course I also didn't waste anyone else's time and resources to get me back up...
That's a perfectly reasonable prank, much like the time I sent my mom a picture from scout camp of me splattered on the rocks below a cliff, taken by another scout on top of the cliff. I returned the favor so he'd have something to send his mom, as well. As I recall, that was the last time either of us was allowed to go to that camp, for some reason.
At first I was wondering how you could have got the pictures to your mothers as I assume you're not young enough to have had cell phones at the time (and probably before widely spread use of email), and it wouldn't have had quite the same effect if you gave it to them in person ("and here's a picture of the time I died")...after a few minutes of pondering I remembered there is a service that you can send small paper-like objects to other people in different locations called "the mail". No wonder the USPS is having difficulty staying in business...