You know you’re a hardcore Survivor fan when your friends are afraid to come to your house. It’s not because you serve them scorpions cooked over an open flame, grubs, chicken hearts, rotisserie rats, and baby turtles, complete with shells—no, it’s because of the challenges. Human chess might be harmless enough, but when you add physical combat, you tend to lose their interest. And the game in which two opposing teams try to steal each other’s poles seems pretty fun, until someone loses their teeth. But where you really messed up was probably the one-on-one matchups where your friends had to knock each other off a platform using heavy padded shields. You knew Steve had an artificial hip. What were you thinking?
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