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Old 05-22-2010, 02:56 AM
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Some of you likely know about the RED BULL Energy Drink challenges, motor cycles, planes, cars, etc.
Well sometime later in this year, they are going to have a guy go up in a special balloon, it will raise up to 22 miles & then he is going to freefall down to earth & pull his chute to land.
this has not been tried since around 1960 & at that time that guy wasn't as far up as this. he holds the current records for free falling

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This is nuts, just plain nuts!!! Holy cow.
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That is insane.....
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ummm....thats crazy.
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I'd do it!!!! Gimme an abladive suit for the heat resistance, an oxygen tank and helmet, and I'm game. Terminal velocity is the same no matter how far you fall from, you'll decelerate as you get closer to the ground due to higher air density, and that would be one hell of a ride
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I heard about that and Kurtis, while you have the "terminal" in terminal velocity correct, I think it's more along the lines of terminally insane.....I will be curious as to how he does though.

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That would be an awesome adrenaline trip! where do we sign up??
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If he was really looking for a challenge, he'd freefall . . . commando.
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Nope, would not do that !!!!
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That's crazy! You have to have some nerves of steel do some crazy **** like that.
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