Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sunday Burst of Weirdness

Oddities abound! (Not so many as usual, due to less time spent online this week, but still.)

:: Searching for something else, I happened upon this: guys in Norway who put on a suit that has webbing between the legs and between the arms and torso. So attired, you leap from a cliff and spread your arms and legs wide, thus allowing all that extra fabric around your body to fill with air, allowing you to "fly". Of course there's video!

That's...psychotic. Wow.

:: After my posting the other day about the kayaker who set the new record for waterfall-running, I checked out some other videos on YouTube of some extreme kayakers at work. Here's one in which I guy runs a not-particularly-high waterfall that doesn't drop straight down, so you might not think it's all that impressive, but he commits one massive error, for some reason I can't fathom: he tosses his paddle aside as he goes over the brink. The result is nearly fatal:

That's about all. More next week....

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