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(WTOP)   Nude base jumping, America's hottest new sport, suffers tragic loss of founder   ( wtopnews.com) divider line
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2005-11-22 07:57:52 PM  
if women sky dive in the nude, do they whistle going down?
2005-11-23 12:07:53 AM  
Only if they've never given birth. Otherwise, it's more of a loud flapping sound.
2005-11-23 03:06:04 AM  
2005-11-23 03:06:20 AM  
I would expect a sound more along the lines of somebody blowing across the mouth of a jug.
2005-11-23 03:07:41 AM  
I thought I was sick for a second when I wondered if it was a hottie and if she got impaled. Then I realized this was fark.
2005-11-23 03:08:26 AM  
Where in TFA does it say that man was nude?

Man Falls to His Death in Northwest
Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 - 2:14 PM

WASHINGTON - D.C. police and fire officials are on the scene of a fatal fall in Northwest.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. at 15th and K streets. Fire and rescue spokesman Alan Etter says when rescue personnel arrived they found a man dead at the scene. Etter says it's unclear if he "jumped or fell" but it appears he dropped about 60 feet before landing on a ledge between two buildings.

Traffic is blocked at 15th Street between K and L streets for the investigation.
2005-11-23 03:12:55 AM  
why doesn't wtop get its own tag? it shows up often enough on this site.
2005-11-23 03:15:28 AM  
I find it disturbing that I'm no longer fazed by headlines dealing about deaths under the "Dumbass" tag. So many Darwinations...
2005-11-23 03:17:29 AM  
I think I meant "with", not "about" back there. Why did God design magic markers to smell so good? ;)
2005-11-23 03:22:25 AM  
How the hell did this one get the greenlight?
2005-11-23 03:24:57 AM  
I think this got green-lighted by an errant cron job.
2005-11-23 03:25:54 AM  
All your base are belong to us.
2005-11-23 03:26:20 AM  
It's only basejumping if you use a chute, right? otherwise its just plain suicide jumping.
2005-11-23 03:28:29 AM  
Yeah. Um. Skydiving when the surface temperature is 55F, the temp at jumping altitude is around 34F around 12500 feet. If you factor in a 120 mph wind chill... crap, my meatloaf is burning.
2005-11-23 03:29:25 AM  

I wondered the same thing. I think the submitter meant that the "base jumper" was nude because he wasn't wearing a parachute.
2005-11-23 03:35:14 AM  
I really wish this haddn't been the last article i read before bed...I said.
2005-11-23 03:36:02 AM  
I think the poster was just an asshat.
2005-11-23 03:36:20 AM  
"I like base jumping in the nude because it really is a test of man vs. nature."

//nature normally wins
//Is it bad that I lump "climbing mount everest" in with jumping off of something high with no parachute?
2005-11-23 03:52:59 AM  
Finally, Darwinism wins one. Half of the overpopulation problem is due to our desire to interfere with natural selection. Seatbelt laws, motorcycle helmet laws, other laws that prevent the course of nature that I can't think of...
2005-11-23 04:04:09 AM  
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2005-11-23 04:12:55 AM  
tagged for later...
2005-11-23 04:15:02 AM  
Somewhere on the internets there is a picture of nude women skydiving. The air pressure makes their boobs sort of flatten out in a funny way.
2005-11-23 04:33:46 AM  

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2005-11-23 04:47:38 AM  
Editorialising at its best.

Headline: "[...] suffers tragic loss [...]"
Tag: "Dumbass"

/a tragic dumbass. I've always wanted one of those.
2005-11-23 04:57:31 AM  
Many wonder about the sound a woman will make if she's diving. I suspect if she's not the shaving kind, with two orifices getting air - it will be that of an oboe - D-flatish.

As for a guy - more like a "jews harp".

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2005-11-23 05:02:36 AM  
isn't that..eehhhh NSFW?
2005-11-23 05:07:40 AM  
I couldn't agree more. In the 80's when cars got ABS brakes and airbags, I feared that a larger number of gene pool polluters would be allowed to survive. A drive on any highway proves, sadly, I was right.
2005-11-23 05:19:51 AM  
Rutir: isn't that..eehhhh NSFW?

I think it's some sort of reinforcing apparatus for the harness contraption.
2005-11-23 05:43:58 AM  
"Did you see that guys balls?"

"Yeah.... they were... wierd lookin..."
2005-11-23 07:22:03 AM  
For anyone who still hasn't seen this video. . . . (NSFW, clicky-pops)
2005-11-23 07:24:34 AM  
Welcome to bannination, ceebeeto.
2005-11-23 07:25:30 AM  
The real question is how many members had been lost from the nation's clique of nude base jumpers before this tragic event took place?
2005-11-23 07:31:58 AM  

Funny, funny crap ....

Thanks for starting my day with a hearty laugh :))
2005-11-23 07:32:13 AM  
The better headline reads "loss of founding member" ... nude skydiving ... flappy bits vulnerable. Ouchie.
2005-11-23 08:00:56 AM  
Farking hysterical that was.
Still laughing, can't stop.
2005-11-23 08:42:19 AM  
From the Washington Post

Before it became apparent what was taking place, the city's parking enforcers reacted to the abandoned SUV, which had leather seats, Maryland plates and no sign of clothing inside. They slapped a ticket on the windshield.

The parking nazi's in DC are the fastest, most efficient department in the District. They ticketed his car before he hit the ground. I'm surprised they hadn't booted and towed it, too.....

/Used to work 2 blocks from the site
/Live (and work) in Virginia
2005-11-23 08:45:37 AM  
I nude this would happen
2005-11-23 09:37:12 AM  
BatGuano : It's only basejumping if you use a chute, right? otherwise its just plain suicide jumping.

You shouldn't dignify them with such a title.
From now on, please refer to them as self-homicide jumpers.
2005-11-23 09:49:35 AM  
Sources say the man was last heard uttering: "Please don't let this end up on Fark."
2005-11-23 09:59:28 AM  

/Nice fruit bowl, though
2005-11-23 10:03:18 AM  
What friggin story are you folks seeing at that link?
2005-11-23 10:20:14 AM  
I met Peter North at a Stillen Racing open house in the early 90's which is located next to John Wayne Airport. He signed in with his real name, Al Brown, and it was funnier than hell watching everybody pretend they had no idea who he was. This was before he was a multimillionaire producer and internet mogul so he was driving a 300 Z.
2005-11-23 10:44:23 AM  
The first part of The Washington Post Article which can't be posted by Fark:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/22/AR2005​11220120 7.html

Naked Man Dies In Jump From Downtown Office

By Petula Dvorak
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 23, 2005; Page B01

A naked man darted from a sport-utility vehicle into a downtown Washington office building at lunchtime yesterday and then jumped to his death from the eighth floor, officials said.

The man double-parked in the 1000 block of 15th Street NW about noon, bolted from his still-running gray Jeep Cherokee, dashed past a crowd on the street and ran into the lobby of an office building, witnesses said.

"He didn't even have shoes on," said James Crouch, who was working as a temporary security guard at the building. Sitting behind the security desk, Crouch first saw the man from the waist up and thought "maybe he was a rather strange jogger. But then I stood up and saw the rest of him."
2005-11-23 12:16:14 PM  
I work a block from there at the Post. I saw the Jeep that he drove up in ticketed. He ran in and no one tried to stop him...because he was naked. He took the elevator to the either floor (I don't think it's the top) pulled the fire alarm, smashed the window and jumped. Workers said he was screaming the whole way down.
2005-11-23 12:50:52 PM  
Breaking through a window naked can't be good for your testicles.
2005-11-23 01:31:45 PM  
What's wrong with this article? There's an office building on the eighth floor of the office building? Downtown Washington State? D.C. is in the Northwest? How many more editing oversights can you see?
2005-11-23 01:51:26 PM  
he was already dead when he hit the ground - he suffocated. everyone knows you can't breath while skydiving.

/exit, stage right...
2005-11-23 02:04:23 PM  

I'm assuming this happened in the northwest portion of Washington DC. But, yeah, he rushed into an office building on the 8th floor of the office building he was already in?
2005-11-23 02:30:01 PM  
Mental illness is sad.
2005-11-23 02:47:39 PM  
BASE jumping does require a parachute otherwise it's just committing suicide.

Naked chick skydiving - you get the jew's harp sound when there's a tampon string involved. Regardless, the human body is NOT attractive at 120mph. Eeeewwww.
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