Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Flour Bombing with the Duggars

Jim Bob Duggar and Duggar brothers
Duggars go flour bombing

Jim Bob Duggar: "It’s going to be a stiff competition. You know what, it’s not whether you win or lose, but it’s how you play the game."

Jeremiah Duggar: "It sure is nice to win, though."

In case you missed Monday's episode (be sure to check out our recap), we wanted to fill you in on the activity that Jim Bob and the Duggar brothers engaged in. It's called flour bombing, and it's the process of throwing bags of flour from an airplane onto a target on the ground. While Abbie tried on wedding dresses with the ladies, John-David Duggar hosted a flour bombing competition for his bachelor party.


Photo/video courtesy TLC

51 comments:

  1. What a mess they created. I'm not a fan of this sort of activity.

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    1. I'm sure they and/or the TLC crew cleaned the mess up. Just because it wasn't shown doesn't mean they left all that mess (and cleaning isn't very interesting so I'm not surprised that part was left out)

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    2. It's their land so it's doesn't hurt anyone. Harmless fun, lighten up.

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    3. I agree. It can’t be great for the environment for their to be massive amounts of flour everywhere

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    4. Flour is a comply natural subtance that will not hurt the environment.

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    5. So this completely natural substance that won't hurt the environment is that same stuff people were complaining about yesterday, saying it was bad to eat? OK to dump it outside, just don't use it as food?

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    6. @11:52 This is processed flour, with the possibility of the eggs of pests in it. It is not as natural as you think. Flour can clog the pores of insects and make it impossible for them to breathe. The bags the flour is in contain adhesives and inks that are toxic, if consumed by insects/animals. The bags could have killed small animals/insects when they hit the ground. The streamers attached to the bags, any elastic they used on the bags, plastic...

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  2. I thought it looked like a lot of fun.

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  3. Fun, it was great seeing more of the guys.

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  4. Just some good, wholesome, frugal fun!

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  5. It’s flour people... get over it...it may have been their land....also it was raining... so it will wash away.... brothers having fun!!! Great clean fun and bonding time for the brothers๐Ÿ˜

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  6. That was so much fun to watch!! Where do they get these creative ideas??

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  7. That looks like it was a lot of fun. I see that my family isn't the only one that has problems with motion sickness. lol My brother Arthur not only has motion sickness but loses all use of his legs when that happens and can not stand up until the motion sickness sensation wears off. LOL But we love him to pieces so we'll keep our motion sickness brother who makes us wait 10 mins for him to get use back in his legs when it happens. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. 9:01 That's hilarious lol. My family has a problem with heights and we get what we call "weak kneed" when we go up heights. LOL

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  8. Haven’t they ever heard of Dramamine? Works wonders.

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    1. Dramamine is a DRUG. Duggars don't do drugs. lol

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    2. 7:13- So, they never take an aspirin for a headache or cold medicine?

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    3. I remember an old 19 kids episode that showed them packing for a road trip, and I distinctly remember them packing Dramamine, as well as a bunch of prescriptions, and Michelle mentioning their tendency for motion sickness.
      Not all medications work for all people, or work the same way for all people. I took Dramamine before getting on a ferry boat that ran between Hawaiian islands. I got so viciously seasick on that boat that i’d have thrown myself overboard to make it end, had I been able to move, and that’s not hyperbole. I have never felt that bad in my life (including during my unmedicated 4.5 day labor), and that was with Dramamine, taken as directed.

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    4. So they don’t take any drugs? Aspirin, antibiotics, antacids? I seriously doubt that’s true.

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  9. That's nice the boys had their own little thing.

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  10. is this the same family I used to watch who were frugal, even making their own soap, and now they can just get bags of flour to waste playing games in an airplane?

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    1. You can buy flour at the dollar store. It's not like they're throwing bags of gold out the window. Seriously.

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    2. They are still frugal and they still make their own soap. Flour costs $3 for 5 pound bag

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  11. That looked really fun!. I hope john David and Abbie team up together and john can fly medical supplies to areas that need it while Abbie can be the nurse who helps administer care to those who need it. That’s a good way to help on mission trips. Instead of giving candy or pamphlets j and a can give useful actual help that those less fortunate need.

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    1. Now that is a show I would enjoy watching!

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    2. John's pilot license does not allow him to fly out of the country on missions.

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    3. @3:27 Do you mean that he does not have his instrument rating?

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  12. On the positive side it's not as destructive as knocking down mailboxes with baseball bats. Still rather juvenile IMO.

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    1. It was for Johns bucks party. Most people get drunk. Lighten up.

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  13. He needs to be careful with so much "joy riding" in that little old single-engine plane. Each time he takes people up is a risk. You can't say you don't worry about Duggar Air having a catastrophe sometime. There are hundreds of small plane crashes each year, and flying at low altitude or in rainy weather are contributing causes.

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    1. I wish I didn’t know how true that was. I lost 4 friends that way almost 6 years ago, in a plane very similar to the one John David flies. The pilot had over 15 years of experience.
      Flying should never be taken lightly.
      John David doesn’t strike me as frivolous or careless at all, I hope my impression is accurate, and I hope he takes the responsibility of flying very, very seriously.

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    2. There are several small airports in my county and we had another single engine plane crash a few weeks ago. I can't count all the ones in the 40 years I've lived here.

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  14. How exactly do you file a flour-bombing flight plan with the FAA?

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  15. This kind of ruins it for the people who complained that they didn't want their roofs covered with flour, tee hee. Flour is a natural, biodegradable substance and will wash away with the next rain.

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    1. I wish the paper bags that held the flour would "wash away with the next rain". Did they go back and pick up the paper after they finished "bombing"?

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    2. Flour doesn't wash away or dissolve. If it did, then you couldn't bake with it because it would disappear when liquid was mixed in. Flour turns into a sticky paste and would take a long time to degrade outside. Nowhere in all my gardening books and classes did it ever say to dump flour on top of the soil because it was good for it or would wash in.

      Of course, if you want to have your local plumber over sometime, you can try dumping flour down your drain... Guaranteed to clog any drain, sewer, or in a large enough amount, storm sewer.

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    3. When mixed with water flour makes a sticky goo. My grandmother used it to make the paste she used when putting wallpaper on the walls of her house. We also use it to thicken things like gravy. JS.

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    4. Flour is water soluble (it combines easily with water) but it doesn't just "wash away" with the rain. It will eventually will degrade, but dumping a large amount of flour in a relatively small area is NOT good for the environment. Mounds of flour will take quite some time to be washed away and won't just be absorbed somewhere. Too much of something isn't all that harmless.

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    5. Flour is insoluble not soluble, 10:10.

      Mix salt or sugar with water and stir. Do you still see the salt or sugar? No. They are soluble.

      Mix flour with water and stir. Do you still see the flour? Yes. It is insoluble.

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    6. I would imagine that the neighborhood rodents feasted on it long before it had time to degrade.

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  16. 5:11, do you realize that flour is really inexpensive?

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    1. Yes. But joy ridding in an airplane is hardly cheap.

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  17. They've done some dumb things before but this one takes the gluten-free sugar-free cake.

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  18. Good one, 9:32! First it's gluten-free cakes made without flour and next they are throwing bags of flour from planes. Ok we get it, FLOUR BAD!

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  19. i think its funny that people are more concerned about the flour doing damage to the environment...what about jet fuel?! its in 100% of mothers' breastmilk.

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    1. I don't think people are unconcerned with "jet fuel" but since it's not the topic of this post they're talking about the flour that was being dumped in a fairly small area. I didn't add flour to MY breast milk and then feed it to my kids so I'm not sure what you're talking about there.

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    2. Flour in breast milk? Are you serious? When we eat food that has flour in it, our body digests flour like it does everything else so saying it's in breast milk is highly inaccurate.

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    3. 10:12 is referring to a studying that found perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel, in breast milk and also in store bought milk in at least 18 states. I agree that it's much more troubling than dropping a few bags of flour on the ground in Arkansas.

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  20. Since no one puts jet fuel in their breast milk, I'll assume you're talking about flour in food that people eat. You do realize that our bodies digest food with flour in it and changes it into nutrients. "Flour is in breast milk" is not at all accurate.

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    1. Do a little Google search like I did before you comment. The poster was referring to a toxic chemical called perchlorate that is used in jet fuel. It has been detected in breast milk.

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