A few years back, I was an employee at Los Alamos nuclear laboratory. I was working in the "pseudoscience" laboratory, experimenting with different forms of energy production...cold fusion, fission of low-complexity atoms, free energy, levitation, all that nifty Philadelphia Experiment-type stuff.
I was in the lab working late one night when my equipment suffered a rare dual-redundancy failure. The coolant pump to one of my generatior failed, as did all of the monitoring systems set to warn me if such a failure occurred. There was a tremendous explosion that rocked the building.
When I came to, the lab was in shambles. However, beyond a slight headache, I was miraculously unharmed. In fact, I found the adrenaline rush i received from the experience to be quite exhilerating.
I became an extreme sports enthusiast after I lost my job. One of my favorite adventures was having myself blown up with dynamite - basically, I was placed in a drum and had dynamite strapped all the way around it. Then, the dynamite was set off so all the sticks blew simultaneously. The concussive waves of all of the explosions kept me safe inside the barrel.
And so, I finally retired from the sideshow and halftime circuit, and went into television. When I discovered the internet, I took the username "FusionAddict" because I heard those two words used in the same sentence once and I thought they sounded cool.
And you thought I'd have a really neat story to tell, dintcha???