“Most important thing in life is learning how to fall.”
― Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses
The concepts of falling from high places and staying alive together form a fascinating combination. Danger and the sensation of flying cause adrenaline spikes that are unimaginable and can be described by only those who have the experience. Here are some stories and places where to get that experience.
The biggest jump of history was done by Felix Baumgartner who jumped from a balloon 128,000 above ground. The highest ever free fall took him 10 minutes to descend. and only the last few thousand feet were negotiated by parachute. Baumgartner also became the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound.
Baumgartner has also base jumped into 673-foot Mamet Cave in Croatia’s Velebit National Park. He successfully free fell and parachuted into the dark interior for a safe landing on the rugged cave floor. The jump, lasting only seconds, required perfect timing to survive. (source)
The world’s highest bungee jump can be done in China’s Macau. A jump from the 764 feet tall A.J. Hacket Tower takes you four to five seconds to land. During that time jumpers need to tolerate the speed of 124 mph. The great thing is that one can do it at night admire beautiful scenery and lights coming from the city’s casinos.
For beginners one good place for trying small-scale freefalls could be the world’s tallest shipping container building in Zurich. The Swiss bag company Freitag has store made out of 17 shipping containers that elevate the building to 85 feet.
Shipping containers are modular and theoretically can be piled as high as possible. Piling is enabled by their strong foundations in all of the corners. Theoretically speaking there is not any limit of how tall container buildings can be. The only thing stopping seems to be the limitation related to forklifts and cranes.
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Read also our article about forklift racing.
Tuomas P. // SMC Editor
Pictures and original articles: Belle News, National Geographic, Great Minds Learn, Inhabitat, Pinterest, Leo Thomas Naegele, Bewallpaper.com