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(Sly Oyster)   No big deal, just a photo of some guy standing atop the Burj Khalifa looking alllll the waaaay down   (slyoyster.com) divider line 187
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2013-03-22 12:30:43 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
I get nervous standing on my chair.
 
2013-03-22 12:30:56 PM  
Evolution in Action™ commences in 5.4.3.2 ....
 
2013-03-22 12:32:40 PM  

Odd Bird: AdolfOliverPanties: jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.

I would hope so, but it wouldn't make a difference to me.  I could be cabled in five different ways and I would still lose my shiat.

That's why I have to give mad respect to Tom Cruise for filming a lot of his own scenes in MI:4 on the outside of that building.  Yeah, he was cabled in, and yeah, he probably figured Xenu would save him or some shiat, but he was out there, running along that outside of that farking tower. Farking hell.
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I think he got there via helicopter but I still wouldn't do it.


I still think that he is nuts, but I will have to give him some props for that. No way in hell would I do that.

/nauseous just thinking about it.
 
2013-03-22 12:32:54 PM  
He should have peed off the side of it.  So it could be the Wizz Khalifa.
 
2013-03-22 12:33:31 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: Alright let's threadjack this one like I did the last one: Imagine instead of being safely on top of the world being 100 storeys up with nothing, no medical services, and a lawless vertical community under your feet.
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I would be ok doing what was in the article (or at least trying, can't really know until you do it but never had a very strong fear of heights).

But shiat like that post freaks me out.
 
2013-03-22 12:34:15 PM  
Shows how they get up there (around the 1:00 mark)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfIxvbsZYKM
 
2013-03-22 12:34:25 PM  
 
2013-03-22 12:34:37 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


Awe Hell No!
 
2013-03-22 12:35:19 PM  

mat catastrophe: AdolfOliverPanties: I would fall off.  I would not be able to control my nerves, would lose my balance, have vertigo, puke, piss and tumble to my death.

Unless I landed in that big pool.  Then I'd be all right.

From a half-mile up? No, you'd be very dead.


Which brings us to point number 8: Why even build that building? Who wants to even be INSIDE at that height?
 
2013-03-22 12:35:21 PM  
midget
rich
gay
batshiat crazy
entertainers get to do all the fun shiat for free
 
2013-03-22 12:35:55 PM  
I actually love heights....
 
2013-03-22 12:35:56 PM  
Balls just crawled up into my sternum...
 
2013-03-22 12:37:18 PM  
I am remind of parachute school. I was more spooked looking over the edge of the 10 meter tower in training than I was looking out the door of the jump plane. I could imagine falling from a 3-story building and busting myself up. But looking at the ground 4,000 feet below me looked like a photo of a landscape, and it was all so surreal that it never really registered. I think it's one of those primitive brain things where it cannot conceive of stuff that ancient Homo sapiens never encountered in his evolution.
 
2013-03-22 12:37:29 PM  
Looking at that Tom Cruise picture, I'd say it's pretty easy to get access to that point considering the graffiti that's written on the side.
 
2013-03-22 12:37:46 PM  
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2013-03-22 12:38:49 PM  
beautiful architechture....
that's what happens when governments spend money on construction rather than destruction.

/ safety harness visible in red. but this guy still has some big ones to stand there!
 
2013-03-22 12:39:37 PM  
This does not make my tummy feel good.
 
2013-03-22 12:40:55 PM  

MadMonk: Looking at that Tom Cruise picture, I'd say it's pretty easy to get access to that point considering the graffiti that's written on the side.


Considering the direction that graffiti is written, it's likely that the graffiti was done when that part was on the ground, laying on its side.
 
2013-03-22 12:41:00 PM  
Wendy, I can fly.
 
2013-03-22 12:41:09 PM  

awalkingecho: I wish I'd gotten this in before the tower climbers video because that one's a tough act to follow, but this one is both crazy and beautiful for those who haven't seen it.

Climb-y Goodness


My original comment stands.  Mind you I've ziplined across gorges (including one that ended with me releasing the bar I was holding and dropping into a lake), did some rock climbing, and rappelling, but all of it above a certain height was tethered--I knew if I farked up, my equipment would save me and I had confidence in it.

Also note the comments on the video in your link:

He actually died in a different fall, no kidding. Real sad. I went here and did a small part of El Camino del Rey and that was enough... I was frickin terrified. Never ever again!

That's why you tether.
 
2013-03-22 12:43:21 PM  
Wonder if they turned off the WiFi and cell transmitters on the tower?

/cancer
 
2013-03-22 12:43:56 PM  

hermitage_deux: beautiful architechture....
that's what happens when governments spend money on construction rather than destruction.


On one hand, yes. On the other, I wouldn't spend much time extolling any virtues about Dubai's government.

/you know, the whole slave labor and building a lot of pretty things off nothing but lines of credit and wishful thinking thing...
 
2013-03-22 12:44:41 PM  
"Guy with Large Testicles Good Photoshop Skills Takes Alters Photo Taken from Atop the World's Tallest Building"

Probably more true....
 
2013-03-22 12:45:57 PM  

tomo12144: He should have peed off the side of it.  So it could be the Wizz Khalifa.


I was thinking that his stream of urine would end before the start of it even hit the ground. No idea why I thought of that. Just one long stream of urine in the air.
 
2013-03-22 12:46:08 PM  
The guy in the article is an amateur. Do a Google image search for a Russian kid who goes by the name 'Mustang Wanted.
 
2013-03-22 12:47:06 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


This one of the Camino del Rey is even worse for me.
 
2013-03-22 12:47:14 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


Watched this with Porcupine Tree's "The Sky Moves Sideways Part Two" playing in the background for extra tension...  awesome.
 
2013-03-22 12:47:23 PM  

Boonlert Boonpan: The guy in the article is an amateur. Do a Google image search for a Russian kid who goes by the name 'Mustang Wanted.


No.
 
2013-03-22 12:47:35 PM  

Treygreen13: MadMonk: Looking at that Tom Cruise picture, I'd say it's pretty easy to get access to that point considering the graffiti that's written on the side.

Considering the direction that graffiti is written, it's likely that the graffiti was done when that part was on the ground, laying on its side.


IIRC, that graffiti is from workers who were up there, uh, working.

Anastacya: Odd Bird:  ...helicopter...
I still think that he is nuts, but I will have to give him some props for that. No way in hell would I do that.

/nauseous just thinking about it.


I wasn't down-playing the act, the helicopter comment was a troll deterrent.
 
2013-03-22 12:48:17 PM  
 
2013-03-22 12:48:23 PM  

wambu: Jump! Jump ! Ju --- oh, wait . . .


Might as well. It ain't the worst that I've seen.
 
2013-03-22 12:48:35 PM  
Amateur.

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2013-03-22 12:49:04 PM  

Jubeebee: moops: NOPE.

NOPE.


Am I strapped to the building for safety, wind protection? No? NOPE. Yes? STILL NOPE!
 
2013-03-22 12:49:06 PM  

awalkingecho: I wish I'd gotten this in before the tower climbers video because that one's a tough act to follow, but this one is both crazy and beautiful for those who haven't seen it.

Climb-y Goodness


And the guy who made that one?  Fell to his death in May 2011.  Ya rly.
 
2013-03-22 12:49:56 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Pichu0102: AdolfOliverPanties: I would fall off.  I would not be able to control my nerves, would lose my balance, have vertigo, puke, piss and tumble to my death.

Unless I landed in that big pool.  Then I'd be all right.

The tower climbers video makes my balls hurt.  And not in a good way.

I'm pretty sure the impact with the water would still kill you at that height.

Dude.  It's WATER.  As long as I remembered to arch back up to the surface as soon as I was in the pool, I'd be safe as houses.


Just land feet first and you should be ok.
 
2013-03-22 12:50:34 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


Wow, that was the first time I think I have had measurable physical reaction from watching a video. Yes, surer than shiat, they are. You could use this video on a tablet at bar to win bar bets.
 
2013-03-22 12:51:14 PM  

pat2e666: How can they tell his testicles are large from that picture?


Those two brown things are  his testicles, the poor devil.
 
2013-03-22 12:52:27 PM  
Heh.  So many acrophobic comments confirm that Farkers prefer to live their parents' basements.
 
2013-03-22 12:52:41 PM  

URAPNIS: Pichu0102: AdolfOliverPanties: I would fall off.  I would not be able to control my nerves, would lose my balance, have vertigo, puke, piss and tumble to my death.

Unless I landed in that big pool.  Then I'd be all right.

The tower climbers video makes my balls hurt.  And not in a good way.

I'm pretty sure the impact with the water would still kill you at that height.

Nope. I'm pretty sure that terminal velocity is low enough to survive. You just have to fall spread eagle.


Ha ha. You would be traveling ~124 MPH when you hit the water, at which point you would be transformed into a splash of grease and bone fragments.
 
2013-03-22 12:53:11 PM  
Meh. It's not like he climbed all the way up. Wuss.

i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-22 12:53:22 PM  

Odd Bird: Treygreen13: MadMonk: Looking at that Tom Cruise picture, I'd say it's pretty easy to get access to that point considering the graffiti that's written on the side.

Considering the direction that graffiti is written, it's likely that the graffiti was done when that part was on the ground, laying on its side.

IIRC, that graffiti is from workers who were up there, uh, working.

Anastacya: Odd Bird:  ...helicopter...
I still think that he is nuts, but I will have to give him some props for that. No way in hell would I do that.

/nauseous just thinking about it.

I wasn't down-playing the act, the helicopter comment was a troll deterrent.


Working while suspended perpendicular to the pole?
 
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2013-03-22 12:53:23 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


That video gave me full body sweats and possibly my first panic attack.
 
2013-03-22 12:53:52 PM  
But do they nap

depletedcranium.com

or snack??

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2013-03-22 12:54:05 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


My hands didn't sweat. I was too busy trying not to crap myself
 
2013-03-22 12:54:32 PM  
my hands started sweating just looking at the picture.
/NOPE

JC
 
2013-03-22 12:54:54 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that mess.

And in case anyone's never seen it: Tower climbers working 1,700+ feet up

Bonus point if you can make it through the whole thing without your hands starting to sweat


I'm not afraid of heights, but even that video made my palms sweat a little.

Standing on top of great heights - not a big deal.

Climbing things to great heights - way different.
 
2013-03-22 12:55:25 PM  

jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.


I don't know about that but he is def. attached to something.  you can see it in the picture.  Either way, it's scary as hell to me.
 
2013-03-22 12:57:15 PM  

Jubeebee: moops: NOPE.

NOPE.


Challenge accepted.

/C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!
 
2013-03-22 12:58:02 PM  

red5ish: URAPNIS: Pichu0102: AdolfOliverPanties: I would fall off.  I would not be able to control my nerves, would lose my balance, have vertigo, puke, piss and tumble to my death.

Unless I landed in that big pool.  Then I'd be all right.

The tower climbers video makes my balls hurt.  And not in a good way.

I'm pretty sure the impact with the water would still kill you at that height.

Nope. I'm pretty sure that terminal velocity is low enough to survive. You just have to fall spread eagle.

Ha ha. You would be traveling ~124 MPH when you hit the water, at which point you would be transformed into a splash of grease and bone fragments.


Nah. Feet first, toes pointed. I probably shouldn't say this, but I learned how to jump out of a whirly-bird @ 2500 feet using this method back when I was in SEAL team 7. I think it's been declassified by now.
 
2013-03-22 12:58:38 PM  

JacksonBryan: Biological Ali: jaylectricity: He probably has something to hold on to.

This.

Looking at the picture I can see part of a lanyard so I imagine he's wearing a harness.  Although I don't think I'd want to be dangling that high off from a 6ft section of nylon...


In terms of pure proximity to danger, it probably wouldn't be much more perilous than driving or even walking beside a busy road (in the sense that you're often only a few feet or meters away from what would be a lethal impact). The only thing different about standing at a great height is that your visual assessment of the danger is quicker and more intuitive.
 
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