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Felix Baumgartner

  1. Weird

    Watch A Teddy Bear Break Felix Baumgartner’s Skydiving Record

    Felix Baumgartner spent months preparing for his record-breaking skydive last year, which considering he leapt from nearly 24 miles over the Earth, is pretty reasonable. Baumgartner's feat, though, has already been eclipsed by another jump this week. Even worse news? The jumper, Babbage the Teddy Bear, is cuter than Baumgartner, too.

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  2. Weird

    Red Bull Releases Ridiculous Rube-Goldberg-esque Kluge

    Red Bull did another sports thing! This is The Athlete Machine, a collection of Rube Goldberg devices connected by a series of impressive feats of derring-do performed by what we assume are well known extreme sports athletes. After Felix Baumgartner's jump from space, it seems Red Bull figured the best way to top something huge is by linking smaller, slightly less awesome things together into a sort of extreme sports Voltron.

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  3. Tech

    Missed Opportunity: Google Discussed Sending Google Glass Up With Felix Baumgartner

    Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking jump was nothing short of amazing. It's likely to be something we'll keep talking about as more footage rolls in over time. One of the common thoughts shared on the jump is the wish that Baumgartner had been equipped with Google Glass. Though it might have mimicked Google's earlier skydiving stunt, it would have almost certainly been memorable enough to afford a repeat. Turns out, Google actually considered doing exactly that.

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  4. Weird

    Felix Baumgartner’s Jump From 120,000 Feet Aborted Due to Gusty Winds

    Well folks, it looks like Felix Baumgartner won't actually be jumping from 120,000 feet today. His near-space feat will have to be rescheduled. The official reason for the abortion is "gusty winds," but it was actually a series of complications that delayed the operation to the point where it just wasn't feasible to launch any longer. It's unclear whether the event will now occur tomorrow, but it certainly won't be occurring today.

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  5. Science

    Watch Felix Baumgartner Jump From 120,000 Feet, Break the Sound Barrier

    At 8:30AM ET, Felix Baumgartner will launch up into the stratosphere in preparation for his jump. Baumgartner will be eventually jumping from a height of 120,000 feet -- 18,000 feet higher than the previous record for such a jump. Though the time might change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the livestream above will continue rolling to capture whatever it is that Red Bull is able to record during the attempt. One only hopes that some of the video from the cameras attached to Baumgartner himself make the cut.

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  6. Weird

    Skydiver Leaps From 71,581 Feet, Prepares for 120,000 Foot Jump

    The Internet has been lately awash with videos of people strapping interesting objects to weather balloons for the purpose of filming them at the edge of space. It's fun to watch, but Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner decided that he wanted to go along for the ride and parachute down. His plan, branded as Red Bull Stratos, is to eventually jump from 120,000 feet up this summer. This past Thursday, he took his first leap in a practice jump from an astounding 71,581 feet.

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