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Make that FIFTY Things To Do Before You Die Answered

The man who co-wrote the best-selling adventure travel guide 100 Things To Do Before You Die has died at the age of 47.

Unfortunately, Dave Freeman had only visited half the places mentioned in his book whose recommendations included a voodoo pilgrimage to Haiti and running with bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Ironically, he died in a simple domestic accident, falling over at his home in Venice, California, and hitting his head.

According to co-author Neil Teplica, his friend's mantra was: 'You should live every day like it would be your last. There's not many people who do.'

Mr Teplica said: 'He didn't have enough days but he lived the life he wrote about.'

The guide, which was subtitled Travel Events You Just Can't Miss, started life as a regular website feature called The Coolest Place on Earth. As readers started sending in reports of wild and wonderful festivals around the globe, the two men vowed to try them all out.

Everybody has a list of places to visit, or things to do, but what is your making bucket list?

What should everybody make before they die?

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here is a small list i would like to do before i die
  • get married
  • have couple kids
  • run a 1/2 marathon (i hate running)
  • Earn the EFMB (Expert Field Medical Badge)
  • Skin Winamp
  • earn a pHD or equivalent (in something medical)

things i already done
  • eagle scout
  • Associate Degree

Make / build list:

reconstruct my old forge
a BIG Tesla coil
a fully equipped Ham radio set
a tracker diffusion cloud chamber
a useful Theremin
equipment for homebrewed gene splicing
a working force field
write, and use my written computer O.S.
write and use my written browser
a device to pass light around it, so as to make it invisiible
for starters, oh
and finally, get an Electronic's Engineering degree

If you ever get the invisiblity device worked out I have some good ideas to use it for.. : )

Thats really cool! I didn't know they were that close. the only downside is that the government will probably not allow it to the public for...reasons. thanks for those links. I hope they figure it out!


9 years ago

If I lived everyday like it was my last, I would do some things I have never done... and not good things... Like I always wondered what it would be like beating someone up... I actaullay watched the movie "The Bucket List" and made up some stuff I want to do" Go to instructables headquarters Go to a Burning Man festival Kiss a Beautiful girl Get married Have at least two kids I also did "if...then" list. If I get cancer, then become cancer free If I get rich and famous, become green to the extreme blahblahblah... So what have you got kiteman?

Kiss a Beautiful girl

If you kiss with your eyes closed, it doesn't matter much what she looks like.....and if you go after smarts over beauty, you may find get the other things on your list faster then you can imagine :-)

Many years ago I kissed an ugly girl. Sometimes they're more appreciative.

I feel as I have gotten older that "beauty" (physical) really IS in the eye of the beholder, and that everyone has some form or inner beauty that makes them more attractive outside too (although I draw the line with zombies LOL ).

Well guess what? I met a girl who is beautifuland smart, she is in gifted classes with me at school ( I don't think she realizes I keep looking at her xD)

Oh, also, do you have a suggestion for something I could... uh... give her? She saw a sock monkey I made, and she liked it, but it took a while to make. I am willing to make anything on instructables :D

It is hard to say, age dependent as any answer might be, I also have no idea what she likes...

Well I was going more for what do most women like

Universal things would be flowers, a nice card (a card with flowers :-) Nice jewelery is always a hit....plants are sometimes good, gift baskets like this one can be good....or maybe a fashionable Tote Bag ?

Well, flowers are something I agree on, and me being good with oragami, decided some roses would be great ;) thanks for the help!

I've just done one (the boomerangs).


  • A gas laser
  • A Reubens tube
  • A manned flying vehicle (maybe I'll save that until I'm terminally ill, in case it crashes from a great hight)
  • A car

Oh, so yuo plan on making stuff before you die? That is a cool wish. Also, how did you do the different write style like @ <--- with the at symbol?

You do an asterisk (*) then a space then your text:

* Like this

Produces this:

  • Like this
  • OH! Like this?

And what about...


or this?

Always glad to be of assistance when I can :-)


9 years ago

Good book idea! 100 Things to make before you die! My brain went on vacation - I haven't had a good idea in 3 days.

I've got a couple of goodies in the pipeline - I'm waiting for the paint to dry on one before I start making dust with the next.

Gah! My head hurts!

I have one Instructable in the making, that's been unpublished for a year, and I have a feeling will be fairly good when I get it out in a couple days/weeks. Maybe.

*sigh* High school is a helluva lot different than middle school.

I haven't had a good idea in weeks! BTW my boat I was building was destroyed in the storm, thing I should do an instructable up to the point it was at? Or just forget the whole thing?

Hmm... How to make incredibly expensive kindling...

It depends - how close to actual boatness were you? Close enough that the finishing steps could be covered by description and sketches, or far enough away that it easily be mistaken for a set of shelves?

Close enough that all that was left was the canvas and bituminous paint (since no cow hides were handy) ;-)

I agree (remember kiteman's law!), and then maybe talk about the steps that are left to do.

Irony is a cruel mistress.

That's really sad he died so young.

Oh yes, ST trivia question, the ORIGINAL captain of the Enterprise died under similar circumstances, who was he?

The captain before Kirk was (beep) Pike (beep), but he didn't die, the brainythings kept him alive in an illusion... (Resorts to google) Ah-ha! Captain Robert T April!

Let's see...

Voiced by James Doohan in the cartoon series, and portrayed by Gene Roddenberry himself in one of the early Star Trek encyclopaedias.

Oh lordy, you are a geek ;-). I've never seen anything but the tv show.

Ahh, was referring to Jeffery Hunter who died after suffering a skull fracture from a fall at home.