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Old 11-30-2007, 01:08 AM
Adebisi Adebisi is offline
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85 year old men are possibly surviving World War II veterans. They've been trained to kill, including in hand-to-hand combat.

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Probably 15-25% of them can't remember to take their pills or that they need to eat lunch. I'd be shocked if any more than 10% of 85 year old WWII vets remember their hand to hand combat training and have the physical capacity to put it to use.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:15 AM
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less than the number of 5 year olds I could take
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:15 AM
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150 at least
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:17 AM
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I just visited my 85 year old Grandma over the holiday. Based on these observations, I'd say I'd start to be in trouble when there were enough of them lying lifeless that the court would start to become full (vertically) and I would deal with a limited air supply.

If one of them had an air machine, I should be good to keep going longer.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:26 AM
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less than the number of 5 year olds I could take

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I don't know if this is true since an 85 year old is probably much easier to incapacitate than a 5 year old, and probably not hugely stronger. Plus many 85 year olds won't have any teeth.

I've never spent any time with 85 year old males since I generally don't run across a lot of old people in my everyday life and all of my great uncles/grandfathers died well before reaching 85, but pretty much all of my ~85 year old female relatives have some difficulty just climbing a flight of stairs, and any kind of slip/fall would likely seriously injure them.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:00 AM
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On an open court, like a football field, probably over 100, you could jog to one end when you're a bit tired, and lie down for like 2 minutes to recoup.

The only real problem is when they attack in waves, if they have a good tactic I'm sure 100 could beat me. Like forming rows of ten and then coming towards me, I don't know if I could push them etc...
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:17 AM
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less than the number of 5 year olds I could take

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no way, 85 yo's would be easier to take than 5 yo's for sure
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:24 AM
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no way, 85 yo's would be easier to take than 5 yo's for sure

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not even. They are stronger, and they also weigh 3x as much.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:25 AM
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85 year old men are possibly surviving World War II veterans. They've been trained to kill, including in hand-to-hand combat.

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Probably 15-25% of them can't remember to take their pills or that they need to eat lunch. I'd be shocked if any more than 10% of 85 year old WWII vets remember their hand to hand combat training and have the physical capacity to put it to use.

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:31 AM
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less than the number of 5 year olds I could take

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no way, 85 yo's would be easier to take than 5 yo's for sure

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not even. They are stronger, and they also weigh 3x as much.

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no stamina and they would break much easier due to osteoporosis and [censored]
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