Things to do before you die

By R MAK I have gone through many a list scattered all around the web about things to do before you die. But settled for these 141 things one must do before he or she die.

Just go through the list and see what is your score so far Mine Is 75. 1. Attend at least one of the major sports events i.e. the Super Bowl, the U.S. Open or the Olympics. 2. Throw a Large pool side party and invite every friend. 3. Skydive. 4. Have your portrait painted. 5. Watch the launch of the space shuttle. 6. Spend a day eating only junk food

7. Get a role in a film as Extra. 8. Tell someone the story of your life, sparing no details. 9. Make love on a forest floor. 10. Make love on a train. 11. Learn to skate. 12. Own a room with a view. 13. Brew your own beer. 14. Learn how to take a compliment. 15. Buy a round-the-world air ticket, pack a suitcase and run away from it all. 16. Grow a beard and leave it for at least a month. 17. Give your mother a dozen red roses and say “I Love you MOM!” 18. Be a member of the audience in a TV show. 19. Put your name down to be a passenger on the first tourist shuttle to the moon. 20. Send a message in a bottle. 21. Ride a camel into the desert. 22. Get to know your neighbors.

23. Plant a tree. 24. Learn not to say yes when you really mean no. 25. Write a fan letter to your all-time favorite hero or heroine. 26. Visit the Senate and the House of Representatives to see how Congress really works. 27. Learn to ballroom dance properly. 28. Eat jellied eels from a stall in London. 29. Be the boss. 30. Fall deeply in love – helplessly and unconditionally. 31. Ride the Trans-Siberian Express across Asia. 32. Sit on a jury. 33. Write the novel you know you have inside you. 34. Go to a lake, hire a boat and spend the day reading on it. 35. Stay out all night dancing and go to work the next day without having gone home (just once). 36. Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich. 37. Be someone’s mentor.

38. Shower in a waterfall. 39. Ask for a raise. 40. Learn to play a musical instrument with some degree of skill. 41. Teach someone illiterate to read. 42. Be one of the first to take a flight on the new Airbus A380. 43. Spend a night in a haunted house — by yourself. 44. Write down your personal mission statement, follow it, and revise it from time to time. 45. See a lunar eclipse. 46. Spend New Year’s in an exotic location. 47. Get passionate about a cause and spend time helping it, instead of just thinking about it. 48. Experience weightlessness. 49. Sing a great song in front of an audience. 50. Ask someone you’ve only just met to go on a date. 51. Drive across America from coast to coast. 52. Make a complete and utter fool of yourself.

53. Own one very expensive but absolutely wonderful business suit. 54. Write your will. 55. Sleep under the stars. 56. Take a ride on the highest roller coaster in the country. 57. Learn how to complain effectively — and do it! 58. Go wild in Rio during Carnival. 59. Spend a whole day reading a great novel. 60. Forgive your parents. 61. Learn to juggle with three balls. 62. Drive the Autobahn. 63. Find a job you love. 64. Spend Christmas on the beach drinking pina-coladas. 65. Overcome your fear of failure. 66. Raft through the Grand Canyon. 67. Donate money and put your name on something: a college scholarship, a bench in the park.

68. Buy your own house and then spend time making it into exactly what you want. 69. Grow a garden. 70. Spend three months getting your body into optimum shape. 71. Drive a convertible with the top down and music blaring. 72. Accept yourself for who you are. 73. Learn to use a microphone and give a speech in public. 74. Scuba dive off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 75. Go up in a hot-air balloon. 76. Attend one really huge rock concert. 77. Kiss someone you’ve just met on a blind date. 78. Be able to handle: your tax forms, Jehovah’s Witnesses, your banker, telephone solicitors. 79. Give to a charity — anonymously. 80. Lose more money than you can afford at roulette in Vegas. 81. Let someone feed you peeled, seedless grapes.

82. Kiss the Blarney stone and develop the gift of gab. 83. Fart in a crowded space. 84. Make love on the kitchen floor. 85. Go deep sea fishing and eat your catch. 86. Create your own web site. 87. Visit the Holy Land. 88. Make you spend a half-day at a concentration camp and swear never to forget. 89. Run to the top of the Statue of Liberty. 90. Create your Family Tree. 91. Catch a ball in the stands of a major league baseball stadium. 92. Make a hole-in-one. 93. Ski a double-black diamond run. 94. Learn to bartend. 95. Run a marathon. 96. Look into your child’s eyes, see yourself, and smile. 97. Reflect on your greatest weakness, and realize how it is your greatest strength.

98. Make bread from scratch. 99. Climb a mountain. 100. Ride an elephant through the jungles of Thailand. 101. Give back by coaching a youth sports team. 102. Bungee jump. 103. Save money and buy something just for yourself. 104. Give a compliment to someone that you don’t usually like. 105. Become a good listener. 106. Experience (firsthand) the birth of a child. 107. Spontaneously give roses to your wife or husband for no reason. 108. Visit Taj Mahal. 109. Climb a mountain or make it to base camp of K2 at least 110. Show patience with young children. 111. Visit the Pyramids of Egypt. 112. Go white water rafting. 113. Kiss a complete stranger on New Years.

114. Keep a diary of miscellaneous thoughts. 115. Fly to another state for a day, and come back home. 116. Swim in Dead Sea. 117. Dunk a basketball. 118. Get a tattoo. 119. Go camping in a remote area and be able to live off of the land. 120. Go through a toll bridge and pay for you and the car behind you. 121. Give blood. 122. Watch a real tornado (from a safe distance). 123. Make love in a tractor on the busiest day of the State Fair. 124. Wish upon a shooting star. 125. Catch a firefly and put him in a jar. 126. Visit the country your ancestors called home. 127. Leave a dollar where a kid will find it. 128. Fly over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter. 129. Lend money to a friend without expecting it back.

130. Have a suit made by a tailor. 131. Ride in a gondola in Venice. 132. Teach a class. 133. See the sun rise over Rohtas Fort. 134. Plant a tree. 135. Fly on the Concorde. 136. Stand on the Great Wall. 137. See an opera at La Scala in Milan. 138. Learn to speak French. 139. Take a balloon ride. 140. Hang up on a lawyer. 141. Kiss someone passionately in public.

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