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In 2007, Travis Pastrana jumped out of a plane with no parachute as part of a stunt promoting Red Bull. In short order, Pastrana’s friends caught up to him and he finished the plummet to earth strapped to his friend in a tandem chute. Still, how crazy is that?
Could you survive if you fell out of an airplane without a chute and no assistance?
Marshall Brain at How Things Work say you have a chance in Brain’s article What If You Fell Out of a Plane Without a Parachute?
Today if we can dial down our fear of heights, we can take a climb up El Capitan in Yosemite with some of the best free climbers in the world.
From the video description:
Wingsuit pilot, Sebastian Alvarez, proving his precision flight skills in his squirrel suit, blasting through the Chilean flag placed on top of an extinct volcano, cerro manquehue, in his home country, Santiago de Chile.
What amazes me is the real-time speed Alvarez is traveling when he busts through the flag!
Let’s put changing a light bulb at the top of a 1,500 foot tv tower on the list of jobs that I wouldn’t want.
Ok, faithful readers, what would you like to see?
“A man lifted thousands of feet into the air by balloons while sitting in a lawnchair!”
As you wish…
So what would you like to see today?
“A guy riding a motorcycle on a rollercoaster track!”
Your wish is my command…
This is just one of 23 Totally Mind-Shattering Optical Illusions posted at Buzzfeed.
Go ahead and click over. They won’t really shatter your mind.
Sometimes illusions of death aren’t illusions.
The letter above written by a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, is just one of the many Rare and Unseen Photos and Letters from the Titanic on display at Fabulous Pictures.