Re: Felix Baumgartner is the Freaking Man
There was a Russian skydiver who jumped from above the point I spoke of where the boilijg point is only 98 degrees or so. As he exited his capsule he hit his head and put a hairline crack in his visor.
He was DOA.
Not sure what would scare me worse- the ebullism (gas bubbles form beneath the skin and you swell up like a bodybuilder) or the fact that if he jumps a little too right or left footed he'll start to spin and most likely his brain will detach from his spinal column.
There is a chance he doesn't make it today- they aren't even sure the suit can withstand a sonic boom.
690 MPH straight down for a little while.
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg
Last edited by Dom Heffner; 10-14-2012 at 09:45 AM.