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Dakar Rally 2014: 7th Stage in Bolivia Ends Today

The Red Bull-sponsored 13-stage off-road endurance race has been held in South American countries Argentina, Boliva and Chile since 2009. The first race was held in 1979 in Paris, but was moved to South America due to political discord. After a delayed start due to bad weather, the seventh stage went underway today. Carlos Sainz is the winner of today’s …

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Red Bull Flugtag Competition Held in Cities Across the US

Red Bull Flugtag competitions were held in cities across the US on Saturday as part of the first National Red Bull Flugtag. The competitions, sponsored by energy drink maker Red Bull, took place in Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Long Beach. What exactly is Flugtag? The competition involves launching a homemade flying machine off a 30-foot ramp into …

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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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Energy Drinks May Contain More Caffeine Than You Think

Consumer Reports today published a report on the level of caffeine in popular energy drinks. Their findings suggest that many of the energy drinks Americans consume on a daily basis have wildly varying levels of caffeine, and in some cases have more than anyone might suspect. Consumer Reports purchased 27 popular energy drinks from stores in Connecticut, New York, and …

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Chaleo Yoovidhya, Red Bull Co-Founder, Dies

Chaleo Yoovidhya, the co-founder of Red Bull, who was widely considered one of the wealthiest people in Thailand, has died. There are conflicting reports about how old he was. The Bangkok Post reports that he died of natural causes at Chulalongkorn Hospital at the age of 80, and that religious rites for Chaleo will be held at Wat Kreuwal Voraviharn …

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Man Skydives From 13 Miles Up

Felix Baumgartner recently made a space jump from 13.6 miles up, on his quest to break the world record. Here is a shot of the insanity: (image) Baumgartner, 42, sponsored by Red Bull, wore a pressurized suit and rode up to his launch point in a capsule called Stratos, on the back of a 100-foot-wide helium balloon. The balloon carried …

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