Everything else goes here, including discussion of parks outside of Carowinds and any off-topic discussion
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By Jonathan
#28231
With the recent influx of new members (which I expect to continue), it's about time for this thread. Post whatever you feel comfortable adding.

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Where You Live Now:
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Sports Teams You Cheer For:
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend:
Video Game Systems Owned:
Favorite Game(s):
Music You Listen To:
Favorite Movie(s):
Favorite Book(s):
Favorite Food(s):
Favorite TV Show(s):
What brought you to Carowinds Connection:
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds:
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds:
Favorite amusement park:
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Anything else you want to say:
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By Jonathan
#28232
Name: Jonathan
Age: 23
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Belmont, North Carolina
Where You Live Now: Raleigh, North Carolina
Mode of Transportation: 2003 Honda Accord
Job (or School): Uhh let's just say I'm "between jobs"
Hobbies (outside parks): sports (especially hockey), music, film, travel, good food and drink
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Carolina Hurricanes, NC State, Carolina Panthers, Arsenal FC
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: NC State graduate
Video Game Systems Owned: XBox 360, original Playstation, Super NES
Favorite Game(s): NHL series, FIFA series, Madden series, GTA, Company of Heroes, Half Life series, Team Fortress 2 and Classic
Music You Listen To: See here: http://last.fm/user/vulcan91
Favorite Movie(s): Brazil, Miller's Crossing, The Big Lebowski, Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Adaptation, Dr. Strangelove, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Goodfellas, The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost in Translation, Casablanca, Mulholland Dr., Chungking Express, Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane, Roger & Me, Hoop Dreams, Sherman's March to name a few
Favorite Book(s): Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Brave New World, Catcher in the Rye, Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Princess Bride, Lolita, They Don't Play Hockey in Heaven, Harry Potter, Kitchen Confidential, Band of Brothers
Favorite Food(s): So many different things it would be impossible to say. I generally like local foods that are prepared really well, but not really upscale expensive places. More like street foods, and unhealthy stuff. North Carolina BBQ is a favorite, of course. Doner kebob, currywurst... Breakfast food... Mmm... Basically anything with meat; I could never be a vegetarian. Chicken is the worst and blandest meat.
Favorite TV Show(s): Twin Peaks, Band of Brothers, 24, Scrubs, Hockey Night in Canada, Survivorman, Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Seinfeld, South Park, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Prison Break, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Pitchmen, Mythbusters... wow I watch too much TV
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I made the site.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: I first started riding coasters regularly with the Hurler at Carowinds in 1994, but was interested long before that. From what I understand my first roller coaster ride was in 1988 on Scooby Doo at Carowinds.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: My entire life
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: The Flyers
Favorite amusement park: Europapark
Favorite roller coaster: The Voyage at Holiday World
Favorite non-coaster ride: Possibly the flyers at Knoebels or at our very own Carowinds. I also love dark rides; Knoebels' Haunted Mansion may be my favorite.
Anything else you want to say: I am also a mod for the Canes board at HF Boards. I am working on creating a site at the moment called Canepedia.
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By derek_lentz
#28233
Name: Derek Lentz
Age: 26
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Aiken, SC/ Raleigh, NC
Where You Live Now: Rock Hill, SC
Mode of Transportation: Car/ Lime Green Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
Job (or School): Hilton Hotels
Hobbies (outside parks): Bowling
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Panthers
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Graduate Johnson & Wales University
Video Game Systems Owned: Wii
Favorite Game(s): Rock Band, Madden Football 09
Music You Listen To: Anything but Country
Favorite Movie(s): Rent, Star Trek, Hairspray
Favorite Book(s): James Patterson, Harry Potter
Favorite TV Show(s): Lost, House, 24
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: All my life
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Went sporadically when I was younger/ Just bought a season pass for the first time this year
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: The toddler area of Boomerang Bay with my 2 year old son
Favorite amusement park: Walt Disney World
Favorite roller coaster: Afterburn or possibly the volcano at KD
Favorite non-coaster ride: Haunted Mansion (WDW)
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By Chris
#28236
EDIT: Updated on August 7, 2014

Name: Chris
Age: 31
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Florida
Where You Live Now: Triad, North Carolina
Mode of Transportation: Acura CL
Job (or School): I get paid to sit on my *** and have fun... literally.
Hobbies (outside parks): Sports, golf
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Florida State first and foremost and then Wake Forest
Video Game Systems Owned: Currently, 360. I've had an Atari, ColecoVision, NES, SNES, Sega, Sega Saturn, N64, PSOne, PS2, Wii and currently the Xbox 360. Oddly enough, Ever since the PSOne, I've only purchased the systems to play NCAA College Football and NCAA College Basketball (formally NCAA March Madness). Every year, I buy the new game just to have updated rosters. I gave my sister the Wii and No PS3 for me.
Favorite Game(s): NCAA College Football and NCAA College Basketball
Music You Listen To: Everything but country.
Favorite Movie(s): Anything with Tom Hanks and most comedies.
Favorite Book(s): Do Magazines count? Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The magazine and Rolling Stone
Favorite Food(s): Sonny's Real Pit BBQ
Favorite TV Show(s): In this order: College Football, College basketball, Sports Center
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: My love for roller coasters and Carowinds. One night, I was wasting time on the internet browsing around rcdb and a few amusement park historic sites when I decided to see if there were any Carowinds fan sites. Sure enough...
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: My whole life.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since 1990.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimidator and Top Gun (Afterburn, whatever)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Flyers
Favorite amusement park: Carowinds... I know, I'm biased. I would much rather ride coasters over and over again without a line than wait 2 hours to ride record breaking coasters.
Anything else you want to say: Go Noles!
Last edited by Chris on August 7th, 2014, 1:04 am, edited 2 times in total.
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By Davidtmp
#28238
Name: David
Age: 38
Sex: male
Where You're From: Mt Pleasant, NC
Where You Live Now: Charlotte
Job (or School): Wells Fargo
Hobbies (outside parks): Poker, Model Rocketry, Bowling, Softball, Flag Football,
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Tarheels, Panthers, Braves, Bobcats
Video Game Systems Owned: Intelevision, Ninetendo, Playstation, Playstation 2, Xbox, Xbox360
Favorite Game(s): Madden
Music You Listen To: mostly anything, Podcasts
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Ran across CoasterFanatics.com, looked for a Carowinds board and here I am
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Life
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since mid 80's
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn, come on now
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: The Flyers
Favorite amusement park: Busch Gardens Europe
Anything else you want to say: I mostly go to Carowinds with my wife and kids (8,5), I'll sneak off and get some rides in while there.
Last edited by Davidtmp on March 8th, 2012, 12:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
By Jimmy H
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Name:Jimmy Hendrickson
Age:20
Sex:Male
Where You're From:Valdese NC
Where You Live Now:Valdese Nc
Mode of Transportation:2008 Kia Spectra
Job (or School):in between jobs and school
Hobbies (outside parks):going to auto shows
Sports Teams You Cheer For:
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend:hopefully one far away from home!
Video Game Systems Owned:None i use my computer for games
Favorite Game(s):the sims 2,rollercoaster tycoon 3
Music You Listen To:anything but bluegrass!
Favorite Movie(s):national lampoons vacation the first one
Favorite Book(s):dont like books
Favorite Food(s)clams
Favorite TV Show(s):the simpsons
What brought you to Carowinds Connection:i found it one night researching carowinds
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:all my life
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:since 2003
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Thunder Road
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: spongebob 3D
Favorite amusement park: a tie between family kingdom and carowinds
Favorite roller coaster: The Swamp Fox
Favorite non-coaster ride: ?
Anything else you want to say:no not really is there anything you wanna ask me?
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By coastercrazy
#28243
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Favorite Game(s): Rollercoaster tycoon 2
Music You Listen To: rock, pop, and some oldies
Favorite Movie(s):
Favorite Book(s): harry potter series
Favorite Food(s): pizza, anything with meat basicly
Favorite TV Show(s): lost
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: fan of the site for a long time
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: since the 1980's
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 1980's
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: cobra for now ( everything else I've rode a million times over )
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Drop Zone I guess
Favorite amusement park: Busch Gardens VA
Favorite roller coaster: Griffon
Favorite non-coaster ride: Drop Zone ( kings Island )
Anything else you want to say:
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By coasterbruh
#28245
Name:Jarvis Morant, of the Morants
Age:27
Sex:All the time! (male lol)
Where You're From:Columbia, sc
Where You Live Now:Morant Estates, Columbia, SC
Mode of Transportation:2004 Jaguar x-type 3.0
Job (or School):Verizon Wireless
Hobbies (outside parks):Gardening and home improvement
Sports Teams You Cheer For: none
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: USC for a lil while then Midlands tech for photography
Video Game Systems Owned:none
Favorite Game(s): Nolimits
Music You Listen To: All but I am a broadway buff
Favorite Movie(s): Little shop of horrors and toystory
Favorite Book(s): Any with lots of pictures
Favorite Food(s): Emerils resturants
Favorite TV Show(s): Dont watch tv
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: It was sooo long ago dont even remember
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: since I was a kid
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: since I was a kid...
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Top Gun
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: the bathrooms...
Favorite amusement park: I really like universal orlando
Favorite roller coaster:Kinda hard to say...
Favorite non-coaster ride:Dunno...I kinda dig spiderman...
Anything else you want to say:Geez...this reminded me of eharmony.com lol

How about a picture thread!
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By Wormy
#28246
Name: Wormy
Age: 38
Sex: M
Where You're From: Indian Trail
Where You Live Now: Charlotte
Mode of Transportation: 07 Civic.
Job (or School): Graphics/Marketing
Hobbies (outside parks): Apple, travel (when I could do it), food porn.
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Panthers and that's it.
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Skipped that step.
Video Game Systems Owned: Wii.
Favorite Game(s): You Don't Know Jack.
Music You Listen To: Another Anything But Country entry. About a dozen podcasts. I have to be the first person in history to wander aimlessly though the park listening to Meet the Press.
Favorite Movie(s): Vertigo and anything else by Hitchcock, Kubrick, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Michael Moore, Tarantino, Spike Lee, Ron Howard, Pixar, and almost anything by Lucas/Speilberg.
Favorite Book(s): Keeping it simple and listing Wired magazine.
Favorite Food(s): I could stay here all day, though you'd never know it looking at my skinny self. My wife's gyozas, chicken piccata, shrimp and grits. Pho. Rare tuna. The snapper dish at Fiamma's. The sushi at defunct Restaurant I. The buffet at Bombay Cuisine. ANYTHING from Portofinos. A good taco cart. Manwich. Would eat a tomato out of a pig's butt.
Favorite TV Show(s): Anything with Anthony Bourdain and Alton Brown. Top Chef. Project Runway. Star Trek TNG & DSN. Real Time with Bill Maher. Rock of Love, I said it. Office. Frasier. Sopranos. Rules of Engagement. Family Guy/Simpsons. SNL. Countdown/Rachel Maddow. Daily Show. Any and all trainwreck infomercials.
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: A renewed interest in the park. Had no idea this site existed until last year.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: '77.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: '77
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: A given.
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: The Skytower apparently.
Favorite amusement park: BGE.
Favorite roller coaster: Mindbender SFOG.
Favorite non-coaster ride: Driving up Mt. Washington in NH. Enough to scare the bejeezus out of anybody.
Anything else you want to say: FSUNolez06 has the best one-liners out there.
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Name: Andy Mandura
Age: 16
Sex: male
Where You're From: Buffalo NY
Where You Live Now: Charlotte NC (12 years)
Job (or School): Myers Park High
Hobbies (outside parks): Sports, video games, Making Low budget Films
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Panthers, NY Yankees
Video Game Systems Owned: XBOX 360, PS2
Favorite Game(s): Halo 3
Music You Listen To: Rise Aggainst, classic Rock, others
Favorite Movie(s): Transformers, Oceans 11-13, Iron Man, Idiocracy
Favorite Food(s): Pizza, fried food, Mexican food
Favorite TV Show(s): That 70's Show, LOST, Family Guy
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Stumbled accross it a few years ago.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: 9 years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 10 years
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Top Gun(afterburn)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Flyers
Favorite amusement park: Carowinds
Favorite roller coaster: Son of Beast(before removeal of loop) Kraken(after SOB lost loop)
Favorite non-coaster ride: Delarium at Kings Island
Anything else you want to say: Please don't think of me as some young kid now, I'm a huge Coaster Junky, I hope to join ACE when I'm older, I'm 6 ft 3, and I can contribute a lot to these forms.
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By John43221
#28255
Name: John P.
Age: 35
Sex: M
Where You're From: Cleveland, OH
Where You Live Now: Columbus OH
Mode of Transportation: Honda Accord LXi (with 208,700 miles)
Job (or School): Graphic Designer/Artist
Hobbies (outside parks): Landscaping, Photography, Drawing
Music You Listen To: British Pop/Alternative, 80's, Trance
Favorite Movie(s): Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Christmas Story, That thing you do, Caddyshack
Favorite Food(s): Steak n' Potatoes, Ribs, KFC, Cole Slaw, County Fair Fries/Onion Rings
Favorite TV Show(s): Knight Rider (80's), Dukes of Hazzard, Simpsons, Family Guy, Office, Fraiser
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: The History Portion of it
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since I can remember
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Went twice... Spring 2002 and Sept 2005
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Top Gun & Goldrusher
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Flyers, Dutchman
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point, Holiday World, Dollywood, Kennywood,
and Geauga Lake my Former Home Park (for sentimental reasons)

Favorite roller coaster: Magnum, Phantoms Revenge and SFNE Superman (steel),
Screechin' Eagle, Shivering Timbers and Voyage (wood)

Favorite non-coaster ride: Flyers, KMG Afterburner, Sky Wheel
Anything else you want to say: My Track record consists of over 460 different "Permanent" coasters
Last edited by John43221 on June 13th, 2009, 4:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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By coasterdave
#28257
Name: David

Age: 37

Sex: M

Where You're From: North Carolina

Where You Live Now: North Carolina

Mode of Transportation: 2004 Nissan Frontier/ 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Job (or School): Blackstone Group

Hobbies (outside parks): Restoring my Knucklehead, Traveling for fun,

Sports Teams You Cheer For: ATLANTA FALCONS

Video Game Systems Owned: Atari 2600, NES, Super NES, Playstation, and X-Box 360

Favorite Game(s): NCAA Football, Company of Heroes, C&C Series, whatever god war game is out.

Music You Listen To: I listen to everything. If it sounds good then it is worth listening to.

Favorite Movie(s): Do not thing there is enough space on the board for this one. Will say that I have a few

Favorite Book(s): Dale Brown Novels

Favorite Food(s): Good Mexican Food, A great Steak, and whatever is good

Favorite TV Show(s): Do not really watch it anymore except if the Dirty Birds are away.

What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Had this friend that started it afew years ago

How long you have been interested in amusement parks: only about 10 or so years

How long you have been visiting Carowinds: a long dang time

Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Taxi Jam Baby

Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Flyers

Favorite amusement park: Disneyland

Favorite roller coaster: El Toro

Favorite non-coaster ride: Any Top Spin I can ride

Anything else you want to say: Lead mod for a number of years at Coasterfanatics.com. That is all!
#28259
Name: Bayard
Age: 23
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Florida
Where You Live Now: Charlotte
Mode of Transportation: Ford Fusion
Job (or School): Dale Jarrett Ford
Hobbies (outside parks):Cars and girls
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Panthers, Hurricanes
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Kings College (Graduate in 05)
Video Game Systems Owned:Xbox 360, DS
Favorite Game(s): RCT Series, Halo, Grant Turismo
Music You Listen To: Hip Hop, Pop, Whatever really
Favorite Movie(s): Action, Thriller, Comedy
Favorite Book(s): Motor Trend
Favorite Food(s): Steak, Shrimp, Chicken
Favorite TV Show(s): None Right Now
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Found it Online
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: 8 Years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 8 Years
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn (Heck i ran the crazy thing)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Danny Phantom Flyers
Favorite amusement park: None Right Now
Favorite roller coaster: Hard to pick one
Favorite non-coaster ride:Amazing Adventures of Spiderman IOA
Anything else you want to say:Glad to see this being done
#28260
Name:Alex
Age:14.
Sex:Male.
Where You're From:Charlotte (North Carolina)
Where You Live Now:Monroe (North Carolina)
Mode of Transportation:I can't drive.
Job (or School):8th grade.
Hobbies (outside parks):Soccer, football, video games, swimming, hiking.
Sports Teams You Cheer For:Virginia Tech, Panthers ( When they don't suck :roll: ).
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend:Hope to attend Virginia Tech.
Video Game Systems Owned:Wii, Nintendo DS lite, Itouch (if it counts).
Favorite Game(s):Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Call of Duty 6.
Music You Listen To:Alternative.
Favorite Movie(s):Don't know.
Favorite Book(s):Eragon series.
Favorite Food(s):Steak (new york strip).
Favorite TV Show(s):Don't know.
What brought you to Carowinds Connection:Googling "carowinds 2010 coaster", came across a post.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:Since I was 11.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:10 years.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds:Intimidator.
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds:Flyers.
Favorite amusement park:Cedar Point.
Favorite roller coaster:Maverick.
Favorite non-coaster ride:Flyers.
Anything else you want to say:Umm... Go hokies?
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By KenB
#28261
Name: Ken Beard
Age::42
Sex:: Male
Where You're From: Charlotte
Where You Live Now: Charlotte (yeah, one of those rare natives)
Mode of Transportation: 2003 Mazda Protege 5
Job (or School): Warehouse Coordinator for Herff-Jones Photography in Charlotte
Hobbies (outside parks): Computers, photography, model railroading
Sports Teams You Cheer For: UNC - GO HEELS! - Carolina Panthers, Bobcats, Atlanta Braves, and the Canes
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: CPCC
Video Game Systems Owned: Most of the old ones, including THE Atari 2600. Now, Xbox 360, PS3, and a Nintendo DSi
Favorite Game(s): Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 2, Madden, Gran Turismo series, MLB: The Show series
Music You Listen To: Most 80's stuff - hair metal, real metal, new wave, etc. - favorite bands are Rush, Pink Floyd, and Van Halen
Favorite Movie(s): Star Wars, Office Space, Chirstmas Vacation, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter, John Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Favorite Food(s): Steak, Fried Chicken
Favorite TV Show(s): CSI (original), Law & Order, Scrubs, Two and a Half Men, Night Court, Mythbusters, Deadliest Catch, Monty Python's Flying Circus
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Don't remember. I knew Jonathan from meeting him at the park and seeing him post on RRC. Somehow or another heard he started the site and visited.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: I've only been an "enthusiast" since 2001. Went with some buddies from work to Carowinds that summer, having not been to the park since '91 or '92. A front seat ride on Top Gun was all it took to get hooked. Prior to that, I went to Carowinds most every year from '73 until '92, and would go to Disney, Busch Gardens, etc. when on vacations, but didn't care much about riding coasters.

How long you have been visiting Carowinds:Since 1973, with a break from '92 to 2001
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Flyers
Favorite amusement park: Busch Gardens Europe
Favorite roller coaster: Voyage at Holiday World. Favorite Steel: Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa
Favorite non-coaster ride: Flyers at Carowinds. Next favorite would be Spiderman @ IOA.
Anything else you want to say: Great idea to do this!
Last edited by KenB on June 3rd, 2009, 9:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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