Plunges to the ground just minutes from the end of 2,297 ft long crossing over ravine
Miraculously walks away virtually unscathed as trees and bushes break fall
Tightrope walking without a safety net would be scary enough for most people.
But one Chinese acrobat took his extreme hobby one step further – by tip-toeing walking backwards AND blindfolded 656ft over a raging ravine.
Unfortunately, the stunt didn’t quite go to plan and the daredevil, named [...]
One thrill-seeker was gored in a leg and four others injured as this year’s Pamplona bull running festival kicked off today.
Thousands of adrenaline-fueled runners raced ahead of six fighting bulls in the streets of the northern Spanish city as part of the San Fermin festival, officials said.
Runners, in traditional white clothing and red kerchiefs around their necks, tripped over each other or fell in the mad daredevil annual rush along early [...]
For most of us, a pot of golden honey is only a supermarket away.
But for the Rai people of Nepal, gathering the sweet stuff involves a death-defying climb on home-made ladders – and a four-hour mission to extract the precious nectar.
To make matters worse, the daredevil hunters come under attack from swarms of the world’s largest bee while perching 250ft up the side of a cliff.
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A new daredevil added his name to the history books after being the second person to kayak over a waterfall even higher than Niagra Falls.
Rafael ‘Rafa’ Ortiz took the plunge at Palouse Falls in Washington State, and paddled himself down the 189-foot fall.
The 24-year-old Mexican extreme kayaker followed in the footsteps, or wake, of the original record breaker, Tyler Bradt, who pulled off the stunt in 2009.
On his Facebook page, [...]
A daredevil centenarian has become the oldest person to take part in paragliding after taking to the sky aged 104.
Peggy McAlpine, who has two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, leapt from a 2,400ft peak in northern Cyprus.
She is now about to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the second time in five years as the oldest person to take part in the sport.
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Head for heights: Peggy McAlpine [...]
In recent years there has been an increase in criticism directed at so-called ‘jobsworths’ who introduce new rules preventing people from going about everyday activities at home and work.
But when you see the work these two brave men are carrying out, you can’t help but think maybe health and safety experts should step in.
The two employees of New Jersey’s largest utility company PSE&G are filmed on their way to fix a [...]
Video: Bird’s-eye-view of world’s highest and longest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge
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Skydiving daredevil Felix Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump.
Baumgartner lifted off Thursday for a test jump from Roswell, N.M., aboard a 100-foot helium balloon. He rode inside a pressurized capsule to 71,581 feet — 13.6 miles — and then jumped. He parachuted to a safe landing, according to project spokeswomanTrish Medalen.
He’s aiming for nearly 23 miles this summer. [...]
Steven Spielberg at the top of his powers as one of the most successful and creative film directors of the past century is the best reason I can think of to get off your duff and head for the cinema on Christmas Day. You will not believe the epic splendor, sweeping drama and heart-stopping passion he brings to War Horse. It’s a rare and genuine movie masterpiece that deserves the label in [...]
By Mark Scheer Niagara Gazette
NIAGARA FALLS — Nik Wallenda started to learn how to walk on a wire at a very early age.
Today, he’s preparing for the chance to take the wirewalk of his dreams.
“The challenge is that I’ll be distracted because I’ll be wanting to look at the Falls because they are so beautiful,” said the 32-year-old Wallenda, who [...]
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – Daredevil Nik Wallenda said it’s been his dream to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls so he was overwhelmed Wednesday when New York lawmakers voted to let him give it a try.
“You go there and look and seeing them alone they’re breathtaking,” Wallenda, a seventh-generation member of the “Flying Wallendas,” said of the waterfalls straddling the United States and Canada. “I [...]