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2012-06-13 01:45:39 PM
Well I know what I'll be having nightmares about tonight
 
2012-06-13 01:51:58 PM
That made my legs tingle.
 
2012-06-13 01:54:49 PM
I'm not sure if they are the biggest dumbasses in the world or have the biggest balls of steel in the world.

Possibly both.
 
2012-06-13 02:07:41 PM
I just had a heart attack in my butthole ...
 
2012-06-13 02:08:28 PM

Demetrius: I'm not sure if they are the biggest dumbasses in the world or have the biggest balls of steel in the world.

Possibly both.


No shiat. I love how instead of using the walkway, they climb around beside the walkway on the outside of the rails/cable. Darwin really missed out here.
 
2012-06-13 02:11:33 PM
My palms were sweating as I watched that.
 
2012-06-13 02:13:33 PM
NOPE
 
2012-06-13 02:20:41 PM
I'd be paralyzed with fear if I suddenly found myself up there. On the plus side, if you fell it would be over relatively quickly.
 
2012-06-13 02:31:55 PM
I wanted them to base jump.
 
2012-06-13 02:44:21 PM

basemetal: I wanted them to base jump.



I don't think that I could go up there w/o a parachute.
 
2012-06-13 03:02:17 PM
My sphincter clenched so tightly, I think I just made a diamond in my pants.
 
2012-06-13 03:11:39 PM
That was awesome, I would love to go up there but I would only climb around with hooks and harnesses because I'm sane.
 
2012-06-13 03:13:36 PM
Watching it on video, no reaction. If I were doing it in person, holy shiatballs, I would definitely not be walking around on the outside of it, the walkway would be more than sufficient, and both hands would be on something solid whenever possible.
 
2012-06-13 03:27:47 PM
My vertigo has progressed over the years, but that wasn't too bad.

/one time in Paris, I was directly under the Eiffel Tower (centered on the ground) and I looked up and got so dizzy I fell to the ground. Almost passed out.
Is that called reverse vertigo?

//also hugged the walls of the Vatican's rotunda at the top
 
2012-06-13 03:34:03 PM
 
2012-06-13 03:35:05 PM
Yea that was pretty hard to watch, but this one almost made me queasy when I first watched it.
 
2012-06-13 03:54:49 PM
Gngngng.
Can't get out of my chair.
Watched it on a big screen, in HD.
I must be nuts - I get vertigo on a thick carpet.
 
2012-06-13 03:56:00 PM
I wonder if there is an actual medical reason for my testicles to feel the way they do right now.
 
2012-06-13 03:59:44 PM
I would have worn a parachute so I could jump from the top.
 
2012-06-13 04:03:20 PM
Demetrius:

I'm not sure if they are the biggest dumbasses in the world or have the biggest balls of steel in the world.

Possibly both.


No, just biggest dumbasses. I'd say the guys who climbed up that structure every darn day to *build* the structure, anchor the cables, stuff like that might have somewhat bigger balls.
 
2012-06-13 04:07:39 PM
i.imgur.com

High Anxiety
Whenever you're near
High Anxiety
It's you that I fear
 
2012-06-13 04:07:49 PM
THROUGH A MOTHER EFFIN FISH EYE LENS!
 
2012-06-13 04:08:19 PM
How come stories of kids falling and dying haven't made it to Fark yet? I've seen so many of these videos and the odds are someone has to have fallen.
 
2012-06-13 04:11:10 PM
Goin to Russky Island
Oh darlin, oh
See my anus pucker
It'll squeak on my way down
Oh
Squeak when i fall down
 
2012-06-13 04:14:22 PM
ok, i didn't click, now what?
 
2012-06-13 04:15:18 PM
I don't get how videos like this are supposed to make you feel anything, there's no depth of feel to it. You can't hear or feel the wind, with pieces of the structure chattering and swaying.

And I wonder what makes people have a fear of heights. A specific fear is usually a learned behavior. A fear of heights seems like nonsense to me, your fear is a bigger danger than the height itself. Get over yourself, you're the hazard.
 
2012-06-13 04:18:36 PM

nyseattitude: I would have worn a parachute so I could jump from the top.


I'm pretty sure they were wearing parachutes. Which disappointed me that they didn't jump.

And the fisheye lens was annoying. Fisheyes are cool for still photos and very short video work. That was too much.
 
2012-06-13 04:21:39 PM

Retractable Weeners: And I wonder what makes people have a fear of heights. A specific fear is usually a learned behavior. A fear of heights seems like nonsense to me, your fear is a bigger danger than the height itself. Get over yourself, you're the hazard.


It's not the fear of heights. It's the fear of falling.
 
2012-06-13 04:25:11 PM

Blues_X: basemetal: I wanted them to base jump.


I don't think that I could go up there w/o a parachute.


I've worked up high before, but DAMN!
 
2012-06-13 04:26:57 PM

Retractable Weeners: And I wonder what makes people have a fear of heights. A specific fear is usually a learned behavior. A fear of heights seems like nonsense to me, your fear is a bigger danger than the height itself. Get over yourself, you're the hazard.


So...people should just get over their phobias? Wow! Such insight! You must be a psychologist or something.

My son was riding on my uncle's shoulders when he was little. My uncle was walking around with him and my son got a little too squirmy and my son fell off of his shoulders. He was physically okay, but after that he had a definite fear of heights.
 
2012-06-13 04:27:42 PM
Geezus. They were so calm. And stupid. And brave. And stupid.

I've jumped out of a plane before, but that was insane!
 
2012-06-13 04:28:57 PM
I have pretty bad vertigo. Made my palms sweat and I felt like I might toss my cookies.

And: Nope, nope, nope. If I came to up there (no memory of the climb) I'd starve to death. There'd be no way I could do anything else. They wouldn't be able to pry my hands off the metal with the jaws of life. And I know -- I've USED them before.

/Well, Holmatro, but same concept.
 
2012-06-13 04:29:49 PM

scottydoesntknow: Yea that was pretty hard to watch, but this one almost made me queasy when I first watched it.


Yep, that'll do it.
 
2012-06-13 04:33:44 PM
I not afraid of heights, so I'll just--- AHHH! PIMPLY RUSSIANS! I HAVE A DEEP AND ABIDING FEAR OF RUSSIAN TEENAGERS!!!
 
2012-06-13 04:36:21 PM
 
2012-06-13 04:36:21 PM

Retractable Weeners: I don't get how videos like this are supposed to make you feel anything, there's no depth of feel to it. You can't hear or feel the wind, with pieces of the structure chattering and swaying.

And I wonder what makes people have a fear of heights. A specific fear is usually a learned behavior. A fear of heights seems like nonsense to me, your fear is a bigger danger than the height itself. Get over yourself, you're the hazard.


Maybe it's a human trait. Isn't our nervous system pretty much designed to react to us falling and/or things falling on us?
 
2012-06-13 04:38:20 PM

Lando Lincoln: nyseattitude: I would have worn a parachute so I could jump from the top.

I'm pretty sure they were wearing parachutes. Which disappointed me that they didn't jump.

And the fisheye lens was annoying. Fisheyes are cool for still photos and very short video work. That was too much.


I thought that at first, but at 2:21 it looks like a regular back pack. And yes, agreed on the Fisheyes.
 
2012-06-13 04:42:16 PM

Charlie Freak: And I wonder what makes people have a fear of heights


Tens of thousands of years of learning not to die? It's instinctual.

I'm saying this as someone who regularly works in gridwork or pipe structures 60 to 100 feet in the air.

As the man who taught me much of what I know about rigging said: "If you aint' scared, you ain't right."

It's about controlling that fear.
 
2012-06-13 04:47:28 PM
I'm more impressed that at least one of them was smart enough to take some kickass scenery photographs.
 
2012-06-13 04:52:54 PM

InfrasonicTom: And for those who just want to go to the youtube link that neatorama has embedded...


I think that was the one linked last week or so. Subby had to find it elsewhere to repost.
 
2012-06-13 04:54:43 PM
Just for perspective: The Pylons height approx 220m or 720'

So add another 100' or so for the crane, then slide along the length of the boom outward.

So you would get to enjoy about 7 seconds before you go splat.

/Rough numbers are rough
//Its not the heights that get you, its the sudden stop at the end.
 
2012-06-13 04:59:37 PM
Uh...no.

And itlooks like they did that so easily.
 
2012-06-13 05:00:12 PM
[breathy] Fark me. Fark me hard. [/breathy]

/ Vertigo indeed.
// Not afraid of heights so much as afraid of contracting sudden deceleration syndrome.
 
2012-06-13 05:05:37 PM
Made me nervous but this one is much, much worse.
 
2012-06-13 05:06:20 PM
I think this is the bridge before the road deck/span was completed:
http://goo.gl/maps/BXLU
 
2012-06-13 05:07:14 PM

TheYeti: Not for all the vodka in the world.


The photos showed that that was either early spring or late fall (no leaves on the trees). You have to figure it was fairly cold, as they are located north of the northern tip of North Korea, and being that high up only makes it colder. It has to be moist as hell, considering the location on the bay, meaning the steel is cold, wet, and slippery. Now factor in the swaying of the bridge, and the wind whipping around them... Yeah, no thanks.
 
2012-06-13 05:16:55 PM
Stupid is as stupid does. One misstep, and this would be a different story with a different tag.
 
2012-06-13 05:20:08 PM
These videos don't just make my palms sweat, they make my plams HURT. As in actual pain sensations. What possible medical reason or survival instinct could account for sweaty, painful palms when viewing something like this?
 
2012-06-13 05:21:07 PM

TOY Moose: //Its not the heights that get you, its the sudden stop at the end.



Deceleration poisoning.
 
2012-06-13 05:25:01 PM

scottydoesntknow: Yea that was pretty hard to watch, but this one almost made me queasy when I first watched it.


I was expecting there to be a giant at the top.
 
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