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    Not me. Don't like death defying thrills. Don't like heights, flying, cable cars, zip lines, ridiculously high bridges, tall buildings with observation decks or glass floors.

    I do like roller coasters though. Go figure.

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    I'm trying to figure out why you like roller coasters.

    Heights bother me in some places, but not others. Usually if it's something man-made I tend to be less trusting that I'll be ok. I'm fine on the side of a mountain, though quite as fine when on the edge of a cliff.

    Here's another cool height thing. Remember Felix Baumgartner who jumped out of a small capsule in space and parachuted back to the ground last year? Here's his jump as seen from cameras he was wearing. When he jumped out of the capsule he was just shy of 128,000 feet. When he opened the parachute he was a little above 8,000 feet. 120,000 feet of free fall. Somewhere along the way he broke the speed of sound.



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    NO WAY! I'm ok with regular heights but that is scary to even look at the pictures. I'll have my tea on nice level ground.

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    In the bottom right, where it's highlighted in red, is the time he was above Mach 1 air speed.

    At the beginning of the jump, it's interesting to hear the fluctuations in the air rushing over - like he went into a pocket that was significantly less dense for a short period of time. Probably about where the balloon stalled on the way up and then took off again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vangogh View Post
    I'm trying to figure out why you like roller coasters.
    I worked at an amusement park during summers off while in college and just really started getting into them. It was a great time in coasters back then. They were doing more twisted steel structures, hanging cars, stand up roller coasters, going backwards. You might say it was the golden age in coaster design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Business Attorney
    I'll have my tea on nice level ground.
    I'm a coffee drinker anyway so there's less temptation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Altenhofel
    In the bottom right, where it's highlighted in red, is the time he was above Mach 1 air speed.
    I missed that. Not sure why. I did find the altitude reading. I noticed that about the air too. I happened to have my volume up to max when I first watched and couldn't help but hear the air current around him. I realize he was always inside the atmosphere, but when you see the image you don't expect to hear wind.

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    I worked at an amusement park during summers off while in college
    That makes sense. I guess they have some good memories and you learned to trust them working around them. It's still a little strange given how you feel about heights, but it's understandable.
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    Oh, there's no way I'd do this. The stairs looked doable, but that path made from the boards, no way. I looks like two guys went out with whatever they could find and slapped it on the mountain. Not for me, no matter how good the tea is at the top.

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    I'm pretty sure it's not really about the tea. I'm thinking the tea is just the excuse. It definitely looks scary, but did anyone notice in the pictures there's a woman on the planks in a pair of sandals? Makes me think it's less treacherous than it looks.
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