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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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They should practicing social distancing and spread out.
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Me bros.
... The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light ... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.
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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Yeah, well how you think your big bucks snotty ass apartments in the sky get built?
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Wait, was that a road that was built through a waterfall? :shock:
Such potential!
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Bruce wrote: Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Wait, was that a road that was built through a waterfall? :shock:
Apparently. It's in Nepal.

Here's the original video:

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Ahem… I posted the same vid in the same thread: viewtopic.php?p=912754#p912754 (but it's still inside YT tags, so perhaps doesn't want to play now).

But it's a nice vid! :)
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He'll either be the better man for it, or a case study in ptsd.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckin ... _the_alps/
https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckin ... _the_alps/

Couldn't find another way to embed this, but it's best full screen. Now that's a bird's eye view for you.
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Not a lot of energy expended.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:52 pm
Bruce wrote: Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Wait, was that a road that was built through a waterfall? :shock:
Apparently. It's in Nepal.

Here's the original video:


WTF?

Guardrails?

Nepal's gone soft.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:56 am https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckin ... _the_alps/
https://www.reddit.com/r/NatureIsFuckin ... _the_alps/

Couldn't find another way to embed this, but it's best full screen. Now that's a bird's eye view for you.

Fucking birds.

Brains the size of a walnut and they can still thermal like complete badasses.
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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Have we already posted Uli Emanuele's* famous wingsuit flight in 2015?



Jump to 1:30 for the flight.

* Deceased 2016.
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Insane.

Made my balls shrivel just watching it. :shock:
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He did it at least four times to get the footage he wanted to make the video. He's dead now, of course.
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ceptimus wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:32 am He did it at least four times to get the footage he wanted to make the video. He's dead now, of course.

Yes, those extreme wingsuit guys don't age well.
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Messing around with Google Earth, I realized I can post different altitudes.

Just for fun, I'm going to show what my recent "low save" from 70m to 1,100m looked like.

Starting at around 70m near the north side of the bridge:

https://earth.google.com/web/@34.249477 ... y,0h,0t,0r

To around 1,100m*:

https://earth.google.com/web/@34.248671 ... ,-0h,0t,0r


* Nothing special for experienced pilots, but very exciting for me.
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and once he lands it's a hell of a hike back up.
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Grammatron wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:37 am
What a twat.
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World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge is opening in Portugal

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It takes about 10 minutes to cross if you're taking in the panoramic views of the waterfall, the gorge and the fast-moving river seen through the open grid beneath your feet.
Four if you're saying your prayers and making a dash for it.
The world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal this fall and, if you're not in one of the countries currently able to travel there yet, that just gives you more time to build up your nerve.
516 Arouca -- so called because it's 516 meters long and is in the town of Arouca, an hour south of Porto -- will connect Aguieiras Waterfall and Paiva Gorge and is the latest adventure offering in the Arouca Geopark, known for its extreme sports.
It's a Tibetan-style hanging bridge, held up by steel cables and two huge V-shaped towers, and is 1,692 in feet, if that makes it feel any more manageable (no, me either).
The River Paiva flows 176 meters (576 feet) below the pathway's three-foot-wide open metal grid.
The railings are rigid netting, while the deck is constructed of 127 four-meter long modules.
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Arouca 516 has stolen the longest pedestrian suspension bridge title from the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland, which spans 1,621 feet and opened in 2017. That bridge boasts views of the Matterhorn, Weisshorn and Bernese Alps.
The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the United States is the SkyBridge in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which stretches 680 feet across a valley in the Great Smoky Mountains.
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

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that's comedy right there. even the dog at the end.
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