All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Felix Baumgartner’

Watch the Less Successful, More Idiotic Cousin of the Red Bull Stratos Jump

Last month, daredevil Felix Baumgartner broke various world records by plunging over 128,000 feet from outer space in the amazing Red Bull Stratos Jump. A few weeks later, this guy broke two vertebra attempting to recreate the feat from a 15-foot-tall roof. At least he remembered to don his astronaut gear. That’s thinking ahead. [via reddit]

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This Rube Goldberg Machine Is Powered by Athletes

Fresh off of dropping a guy from 24 miles up in the stratosphere, Red Bull has now created a pretty incredible human-powered Rube Goldberg device, or according to them, a Kluge. Either way, various athletes from various sports serve as part of the machinery in the video, which features skydiving, biking, skateboarding, hurdling, and drifting. Check out “The Athlete Machine” …

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Felix Baumgartner’s Freefall Video And Its Lego Counterpart

On Sunday, Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier, and set world records as he jumped from outer space to the Earth below. The event was the result of five years of preparation, and Baumgartner now holds the records for highest jump from a platform (128,100 feet), longest distance freefall (119,846 feet), and maximum vertical velocity (833.9 mph, Mach 1.24). Watch …

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