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Stuntman rides unicycle on massive chimney in Romania.

August 17th, 2016

A unicyclist has been performing stunts on top of a chimney in Romania that is 250m high – one of the tallest structures in the city of Targu Jiu.

Flaviu Cernescu, who was not wearing a safety harness, filmed the stunt with a friend and posted it on his YouTube channel.

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Could you do a tough mudder?

July 29th, 2016

Probably the toughest event on the planet..

Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasizes teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.

  • 2.5M Total Participants
  • 200+ Events since 2010
  • 6 Countries
  • 10,000 Tough Mudder Tattoos
  • £5M Raised for charity

“My first Tough Mudder was a total surprise. I started the day with one friend and finished with twelve new friends. I was able to get past my pain because of the core values of Tough Mudder—because of TEAMWORK! I am grateful to Tough Mudder because they inspired my motto “complete, not compete.” I only compete against myself. – – Haruko Harrington Chan, 2x Legionnaire

Does the video inspire you more??

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Zorbing

June 27th, 2016

Zorbing (globe-riding, sphereing, orbing) is the recreation or sport of rolling downhill inside an orb, generally made of transparent plastic. Zorbing is generally performed on a gentle slope, but can also be done on a level surface, permitting more rider control. In the absence of hills some operators have constructed inflatable, wooden, or metal ramps. Due to the buoyant nature of the orbs, Zorbing can also be carried out on water, provided the orb is inflated properly and sealed once the rider is inside. “Water walking” using such orbs has become popular in theme parks across the UK.

There are two types of orbs, harnessed and non-harnessed. Non-harness orbs carry up to three riders, while the harness orbs are constructed for one to two riders. Double-harness spheres have different slope requirements, and must only be operated in specific locations. The longer runs are approximately half a mile. The first zorbing site was established in Rotorua, New Zealand, by David and Andrew Akers.

Records:

  • The Guinness Book of World Records recognises two sphereing records, set over two consecutive days in 2006:
  • Longest sphereing ride held by Steve Camp who travelled 570 metres (1,870 ft).
  • Fastest sphereing ride held by Keith Kolver who reached a speed of 52 kilometres per hour (32 mph).
  • Fastest 100m in a Zorb – 26.59 seconds. Held by Andrew Flintoff who broke the record as part of his attempt to break 12 world records in 12 hours for BBC Sport Relief.

I hope they took out insurance for those records, check out this Zorbing Video..

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