Base Jumping Off the Burj Dubai – World’s Tallest Building

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 And they lived to tell about it

Recently it was discovered that the tallest building in the world – the Burj Dubai – had been the scene for a world record (and highly illegal) BASE jump. 1 British man attempted the jump and was successful, while a second man, a Frenchman, was caught before he could jump. They were both arrested and held in Dubai.

What is not known to either the authorities or the world in general, is that 2 men had already succeeded in climbing the tower and base jumping from it without being caught: another Brit and the same Frenchman who was later caught attempting a second jump. They were the first and have gone down as legends in their sport, for claiming the latest jewel in the crown of the sport. This is the story of that jump. (Second video after the jump)

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Introducing The Blade Runner

 Introducing The Blade Runner

50% bus, 50% truck, 50% train

The British company Silvertip Design has created a concept vehicle, which is a cross between a light rail and a bus. The Blade Runner concept aims to reduce traffic congestion and is a dual-mode vehicle concept. The unique feature of the Blade Runner is that it is equipped with both road wheels and retractable rail wheels. So it can switch between driving on roads and railway tracks. (Pics)

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Money from Heaven

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 “Who wants free money?”

People in Aberystwyth had an unexpected windfall when a man showered twenty thousand pounds into the air at a pedestrian crossing.


The man was heard to shout: “Who wants free money?” seconds before hurling the cash into the air in Alexandra Road. The incident caused chaos as drivers and pedestrians, some on their hands and knees, picked up the money.


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Teen Abortion Rate Shocks the British

Teen Abortion Rate Shocks the British

 

Abortion rates in the UK have skyrocketed

Pressure to make sex education compulsory in UK schools is likely to mount as latest abortion figures hovered around the 200,000 mark, with a 10 per cent rise in terminations among under-aged girls.

The official survey showed there were 198,500 abortions last year, up by nearly 30,000 in the decade since Labor came to power. In 1969, the first full year after abortion was legalized, the total was under 50,000.

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