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Turtelman1234
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How good are you when it comes to throwing things in trash cans? Whether it be paper wads, erasers, or anything.

I know I'm terrible because just yesterday I was hanging out with a friend at the mall and we got some icecream. So I had the idea of throwing my spoon into the trash can. It was about three feet away. I tossed it, it somehow flew upwards, went over the trash can, and almost hit this couple on the other side of the trash can.

If you have any good stories of amazing shots or misses or a good technique for throwing them (I've seen people get really serious about this, so I bet there's a technique somewhere for it), post it all here.

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fantasy4life
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Ummm...it's not hard to throw trash in a trash can ten feet away like some people throw it to the ground...I'm not eco-crazy but eco-friendly, but I don't bother much on the subject.

daleks
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I can be two feet away and still miss. Let's just say that I miss the trash that is right next to my bed when I am in my bed.

fantasy4life
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I somehow misunderstood the thread...anyways, I can throw a crumpled piece of paper pretty accurately from a far distance, not that I use a certain technique.

hokzwijn
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My garbage always bounces on the side of the bin and then....falls off.

GentlemanClam
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I believe once I threw a paper cup in the garbage and it landed standing up. But other than that it usually hits the side and falls.

bravehawk204
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i found a box of condoms and threw them into a trash can as a lady watched me do it. I felt really weird after it.

Jefferysinspiration
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I thought this was going to be a litter/recycle thread lulz.

When i'm studying i usually procrastinate by scrunching up balls of paper and playing hoop with my trash can.

theregulator
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I haven't really worked on my skills, so I usually fail epically at throwing things in a desired direction. Basketballs, footballs, trash, frisbees, I usually feel like someone's going to be in the hospital after a game a catch.

Joe96
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I don't usually throw out papers (kind of lazy), so that's why my backpack looked a little bit like this...
http://www.nickomargolies.com/big/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/big-backpack-2005.jpg

knight_34
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I usually don't bother throwing things into trash cans, unless they're meant thrown in anyway.

And as for performance, I'm alright at throwing things in.

Blkasp
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Yeah, I usually hit the trash can and score. Unless I am at my computer, and just spun around and trying to throw in a icecream stick. Then it usually falls short.

ShopwornSoul
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I submit all potential flightpaths to the Committee on Trajectories and Ricochets each Tuesday in triplicate. Once vetted I will then practice the release technique for each object. Based upon my careful calculations considering mass, required velocity and in some extreme cases (such as, say, a half-full strawberry yogurt container) I will commit to wind tunnel testing before attempting actual flight.

I find that only in the rarest of cases are do my plans result in refuse gone awry but then it is often attributable to external influence, such as an uncontrolled feline in the vicinity or perhaps the existence of sub-quantum resonations in the Epps modulator. Blasted thing goes out of whack once a month or more.

Wyrzen
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Intense.

I find that my skills vary. I have been able to make it from a dozen feet, yet miss horrifically when I try to slam dunk.

bravehawk204
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O, ya, well I play basketball so I'm fairly decent.

Ernie15
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Three trash cans, in a row, perpendicular to where I was standing. I pick up a bottle, and, from about 20 feet away and 5 feet of stairs higher, I toss the bottle upwards. It falls short, bounces, hits the rim of the second bin (compost), and lands perfectly into the last bin, which was the recycling bin and the one I was originally going for.

If only there was someone to film it so it could get a couple million views on YouTube, but sadly, I was the only person around to witness that glorious, 1-in-a-billion shot.

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