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  • Daredevil Successfully Completes Tightrope Walk 1,500 Feet Above Gorge Near Grand Canyon

    06/23/2013 8:18:53 PM PDT · by mykroar · 24 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | 6/23/2013 | CSB Las Vegas
    LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda does it again. In an unofficial time of 22 minutes, 54 seconds, Wallenda crossed a quarter-mile tightrope 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon. Wallenda paused and knelt twice to get “the rhythm out of the rope” and murmuring prayers to Jesus almost constantly along the way. His stepped slow and steady, but jogged and hopped the last few steps. “Thank you Lord. Thank you for calming that cable, God,” he said about 13 minutes into the walk. The stunt comes a year...
  • Will Nik Wallenda make it Live? Thread?

    06/23/2013 2:08:13 PM PDT · by al baby · 76 replies
    Today | Self
    At 8ET/5PT tonight, Nik Wallenda, the 'King of the High Wire,' will attempt to cross the Grand Canyon while the world watches. Discovery
  • Felix Baumgartner Lived My Dream

    10/15/2012 6:28:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh.com
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: How about Felix Baumgartner? I watched this yesterday. I was one of the eight million watching it on the Internet. By the way, that is its own topic. Eight million people with no buffering and no problems whatsoever watched an event on YouTube via the Internet. That's the biggest red flag to broadcast television yet. The previous YouTube record was 500,000. One of the problems with the Internet has always been buffering, crowded, over-usage, jerky play-back. Eight million people were looking at it on high definition yesterday just as though it was on television. I'll tell you,...
  • Skydiver to Attempt Record-Breaking Supersonic 'Space Jump' Oct. 8

    10/02/2012 4:08:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Staff
    An Austrian daredevil plans to leap from nearly 23 miles above the Earth on Oct. 8 in a supersonic plunge that, if successful, will be the world's highest-ever skydive. If all goes according to plan, a helium-filled balloon will lift off from Roswell, N.M., on Oct. 8 and carry Felix Baumgartner's custom-built capsule to an altitude of 120,000 feet (36,576 meters). The daredevil will then step out of the capsule into the void, breaking a skydiving record that has stood for 52 years.
  • Wallenda readies for tightrope walk over Niagara Falls

    06/15/2012 1:24:13 PM PDT · by yorkie · 31 replies
    foxnews ^ | June 15, 2012 | Rick Leventhal
    Nik Wallenda says he’s like a kid on Christmas morning, about to live a dream he’s had since he was six years old, when he first visited Niagara Falls and decided he wanted to walk across it. Now he’s about to attempt it for real, crossing the Falls on a specially-installed 1,800 foot, 2-inch steel cable for a live television special Friday night. “I’ve done walks higher, I’ve done walks longer, but none will compare to this,” he says. Wallenda has been wire walking almost since he took his first baby steps.as a child. He comes from seven generations of...
  • Real-life Iron Man to attempt flight through Grand Canyon

    05/04/2011 10:22:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4 May 2011 | Chuck Schilken
    Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy has already flown his homemade jet-propelled wingsuit over the Swiss Alps and across the English Channel. Now the real-life Iron Man is hoping to soar through the Grand Canyon. Rossy, 51, plans to jump from a helicopter near Eagle Point early Friday and fly westward along the canyon's rim, his team said Wednesday.
  • Video of Crazy Kayaker who Goes over 186 Foot Water Fall

    12/08/2010 4:42:52 PM PST · by Freepmanchew · 22 replies
    NorCal Blogs ^ | 12/8/10 | Tyler Bradt
    You really need to check out this video of an incredible feat by a guy who has no fear of what may happen to him. Absolutely amazing. Just watching it made my adrenaline flow.
  • Video Of Kayaker Going Off 186 Ft Water Falls (Crazy Man!)

    12/08/2010 10:27:33 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 24 replies
    (Palouse Falls) The world is full of men and women who enjoy living on the edge, those who will not back down to a challenge that seems to dangerous for most people to even consider.A person with that type of personality is said to be a reckless free spirit that has a devil-may-care attitude. They seem to project to the world that "The devil may worry about what I'm doing, but I sure as hell don't." The most popular word used to describe those individuals is, "Daredevil" Well, that would describe Tyler Bradt, a 24 year old professional whitewater kayaker...
  • extreme roller skating buggy rollin- youtube (hold on!)

    10/15/2010 6:58:46 PM PDT · by restornu · 20 replies · 1+ views
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  • Dardevil squirrel's got no ticket to ride

    02/14/2010 3:40:13 PM PST · by Daffynition · 56 replies · 1,863+ views
    LEP.co.uk ^ | 14 February 2010 | staff reporter
    A theme park has been forced to ban a daredevil squirrel from one of its rides as its antics posed a health and safety risk. The rodent was said to be causing headaches for operators at Alton Towers by getting in the way of improvement work on an attraction at the resort. Workers noticed it riding the revamped Sonic Spinball roller coaster as it was tested in the mornings and joining visitors who were offered an early go on it before the official opening. The grey-haired animal was also caught stealing food from the workers. A spokeswoman for the Staffordshire...
  • Grandma Held for Driving with Child on Roof

    08/11/2008 2:30:53 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 41 replies · 201+ views
    Sify News ^ | 08.11.2008 | Sify News
    Marathon: Authorities say a grandmother was arrested for driving around the parking lot of a Marathon grocery store with her 3-year-old child sitting on the roof of the car. Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Publix store and arrested a 54-year-old woman after she had been driving around with her three-year-old granddaughter on the roof of her car. The grandmother was released from jail 15 hours later. The woman said she would never let anything hurt her granddaughter. She says she was driving at "snail-speed" and holding the child's leg. Authorities say the woman told police she...
  • Daredevil jump of a lifetime

    12/31/2007 8:49:17 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 32 replies · 103+ views
    It will be the jump of Robbie Maddison's life. The Aussie freestyle motocross star will attempt to jump the length of a football field in the middle of Las Vegas tomorrow and shatter the current Guinness World Record. The 26-year-old from Kiama, on NSW's south coast, hopes to jump nearly 110 metres in the air and fulfil his lifelong dream. "It's been a goal of mine to set the official longest distance jump and the other is to jump the length of a football field," Maddison told ninemsn from Las Vegas. "I'm pretty confident I've got this one and that...
  • Spiderman to Climb Highest Building in Europe

    08/01/2007 3:44:12 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Russia-IC ^ | 1.08.07 | Natalya L.
    A famous urban climber Alain Robert, aka Spiderman, who has “conquered” the Eiffel’s Tower, Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, and Empire State Building, is coming to Moscow to climb the highest building in Europe – the Federation Tower.
  • Daredevil skateboarder Danny Way leaps Great Wall of China

    07/09/2005 8:23:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 3,356+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/9/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Daredevil skateboarder Danny Way rolled down a massive ramp at nearly 50 mph and jumped across the Great Wall of China on Saturday, becoming the first person to clear the wall without motorized aid, an event sponsor said. Way botched the landing on his first attempt but then successfully completed the jump across the 61-foot gap four times, adding 360 degree spins on his last three tries, sponsor Quiksilver, Inc. said. "I was aware of the dangers and my heart was pumping in my chest the whole time, but I managed to pull it off with...
  • Evel's son shows he's got the ride stuff

    08/01/2004 7:35:24 PM PDT · by Destro · 29 replies · 1,123+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | Sunday, August 1st, 2004 | nydailynews.com
    Evel's son shows he's got the ride stuff Sunday, August 1st, 2004 Robbie Knievel soars over two helicopters and five planes on the Intrepid last night. It was deja-vroom on the Intrepid last night. "Kaptain" Robbie Knievel, son of famed daredevil Evel Knievel, jumped over two helicopters and five planes on the deck of the aircraft-carrier-turned-museum. Organizers of the stunt, broadcast live on the cable channel TNT, were breathless in their descriptions of the danger the 45-year-old faced.
  • ARAD'S MEGA MARVEL MOVIE, TV UPDATE (Marvel Comics' upcoming movie slate)

    11/19/2003 10:29:34 AM PST · by mhking · 68 replies · 2,146+ views
    ComiX-Fan Forums ^ | 11.19.03 | Eric J. Moreels
    ARAD'S MEGA MARVEL MOVIE, TV UPDATE Marvel Enterprises today held their inaugural Analyst Day Webcast during which Marvel Studios CEO Avi Arad delivered his previously promised updates on Marvel's upcoming slate of movie and television projects. Arad began his segment of the proceedings by crediting Marvel's recent movie successes to a new generation of filmmakers who grew up reading Marvel Comics. "There is a whole generation of people that grew up on sci-fi {and} comic books, specifically Marvel," he said. "These people earned their stripes over the years, professionally, to get to the point that they can take their favorite...