Queensland Origin camp named most dangerous place on earth

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    Billy Slater of the Maroons tries to make a break. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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    Following repeated incidents of suspiciously timed maimings, experts have now classified Queensland Origin camp as the most dangerous place on earth.

    Authorities were forced to make the announcement after Billy Slater injured his ankle in the notoriously treacherous conditions on Sunday.

    The fullback’s near-death spraining is the latest in a line of vaguely defined injuries to occur in the camp, and follows the Game 2 incident where Johnathan Thurston was pronounced dead before managing to run it off just in time for kickoff.

    The updated danger rating now certifies Queensland Origin camp as uninhabitable, and takes it ahead of other prominent danger zones such as Syria, Afghanistan and Summer Bay.

    Over the years, the camp has developed a reputation for becoming Australia’s greatest health risk with its extreme likelihood of illness, trauma and Queenslanders.

    It has endured a spate of highly-dubious mutilations, most of which have enjoyed the fortunate treatment of a Maroons medical staff who can seemingly cure cancer but would struggle to prevent tuberculosis.

    While unconfirmed, training in the camp is routinely conducted on fields of landmines, with opposed sessions held against teams of Russian guerrillas with live ammunition.

    In addition, Queensland Origin camp suffers from the highest recorded rate of hypochondria in developed countries.

    Unfortunately, the shocking mistreatment inside the camp goes largely unreported by local media, mainly due to orders from the state to have the internal abuse remain unexposed to everywhere bar the English-speaking world.

    Queensland Origin camp’s certification as a godless war zone has also been recognised by the Australian Government, with a travel warning immediately issued and the embassy in the Gold Coast hinterland closed.

    But despite the unfortunate endorsement, local tourism is expected to boom on the back of a forecast influx of the survivalist dollar.

    Authorities are predicting a large pilgrimage of maniac adventurers to descend on Queensland Origin camp in coming years, desperate to experience a week of contrived injury and miraculous rehabilitation.

    Television adventurist Bear Grylls is slated to attempt surviving a week at next year’s camp, provided the place doesn’t wipe itself out with scurvy beforehand.

    Grylls is reportedly most keen on braving the dangers of XXXX after learning of the drink’s poisonous properties and unbearable bitterness.

    However, he is believed to be confident of survival considering he has previously lived through drinking his own urine.

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    Dane was named best and fairest in the 2004 Bathurst mixed indoor cricket competition. With nothing in the game left to achieve, he immediately retired at his peak to a reclusive life ensconced in the velvet of organised contests. Catch the man on Twitter @eld2_0.

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    The Crowd Says (10)

    • Roar Guru

      July 10th 2017 @ 8:58am
      Emcie said | July 10th 2017 @ 8:58am | ! Report

      QLD have really been pushing the mind games this year, but i thought Boyd and Thurston took it too far by actually ruling themselves out of games

    • Roar Guru

      July 10th 2017 @ 9:26am
      Nat said | July 10th 2017 @ 9:26am | ! Report

      Who would have thought Jurassic Park was such a dangerous place!

    • July 10th 2017 @ 10:41am
      kk said | July 10th 2017 @ 10:41am | ! Report

      Dane, You write as though you are in holiday mode. Or do I detect an anxiety attack.

      Alf Stewart would like a word with you about survival and Summer Bay being used in the
      same sentence as Asyria and Afghanistan. Note: Ray Meagher was born in Roma as was
      a guy named Artie who fancied a game of Origin.

      Being ‘Hypo’ in any of its various categories is a pre- requisite and status symbol in the
      Maroon state. Go into any bar in Queensland during the football season and announce
      you are a Rooster. Within minutes you will ,at best, be mentally plucked. Worse,you may
      be forced to drink several XXXX’s. That is a ritual survival test reserved for Southerners.

      Now that the Maroons have discarded those two duds, Darius and John, O3 will be a
      formality. If that other dud, Billy decides to squib it they will be certainties. Q by 8.

    • Roar Guru

      July 10th 2017 @ 12:49pm
      BigJ said | July 10th 2017 @ 12:49pm | ! Report

      Comparing Qld training camp compared to a war zone, Dane?? Really????? NOT OK!!!!!

      • July 10th 2017 @ 12:55pm
        BigAl said | July 10th 2017 @ 12:55pm | ! Report

        Come on mate ! – it’s just a turn of phrase within a joke !!

      • July 10th 2017 @ 6:04pm
        Carlos said | July 10th 2017 @ 6:04pm | ! Report

        Lighten up BigJ

    • July 10th 2017 @ 4:31pm
      Royce said | July 10th 2017 @ 4:31pm | ! Report


    • July 10th 2017 @ 6:05pm
      Carlos said | July 10th 2017 @ 6:05pm | ! Report

      Thats hilarious, thanks Dane

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