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Suicide jump from the world's tallest building

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Captain_Kirk, May 10, 2011.

  1. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Guy jumps from the 147th floor in Dubai


    He lands on something on the 108th floor.

    I'm just wondering if he was trying to really wanting to make a statement by wanting to go all 147 floors down and falling from a building higher than any man had before.

    And if that was the case, was the last thing that went through his mind, 'I can't even get this right.'
  2. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member


    Was trying to top this idiot.
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    If you fell 147 floors to your death, would you be anything resembling a body at the bottom?
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'd like think the last thing that went through his head, besides the 108th floor, is "HOLY SHIT that's a long way down!"
  5. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Looking at that thing, there doesn't appear to be one sheer face on any side of it. So the odds of hitting the ground from the top, unless you were shot off the roof, don't appear to be that good.
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Well, that's disappointing.
  7. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    If high-rise suicide was your aim, I'd have to think the Hancock building in Chicago would work. Four smooth faces, half the free fall, all of the death. Book your time slot today!
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Also, a restaurant on the upper stories if I recall, like the Dubai building.

    Definitely could score some shock value dropping past someone while they're savoring their lobster bisque or sipping on a martini.
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I remember always believing, or having heard or read somewhere, that when you jump and fall that great a distance, you are sure to have a heart attack before you reach the ground.

    Typing it out, though, it doesn't sound likely true to me. Does anyone know where I am getting that from?
  10. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Actually, I've had lunch there. And while I was woefully underdressed (because I had no idea we were going there), it was fairly reasonable, all things considered. Had a very tasty Philly cheesesteak with homemade horseradish spread and fries... for about 13 bucks, IIRC. Also had great a great table in the corner, with the city to my right and the lake in front of me.

    I really wasn't nervous until the window washing trolley pulled up on the far side of the building. That freaked the hell out of me.
  11. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    I've heard the same, though I don't remember where, either.
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Yeah, but how was the veal?
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