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Rock Skipping Championships
« on: August 26, 2012, 07:35:20 AM »
Rock in River Festival rock-skipping championships draw top talent

The wind died down for Craig Goodelle, 39. Finally.
 
The Erie native stood on the calm shores of French Creek with a flat, iPhone-sized rock in his hand.
 
Now came the time for a big toss.
 
With the cadence of a pitcher, he sent the rock hydroplaning across the water.
 
“Go! Go! Go!” he yelled.
 
The rock resembled a tiny Jet Ski for a few seconds, skipping the water 14 times until it vanished into the shallow stream...
"as [you've] informed us that respect chills love, it is natural to conclude that all your pretty flights arise from your pampered sensibility; and that, vain of this fancied preeminence of organs, you foster every emotion till the fumes, mounting to your brain, dispel the sober suggestions of reason. It is not in this view surprising that when you should argue you become impassioned, and that reflection inflames your imagination instead of enlightening your understanding." - Mary Wollstonecraft