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    Joe Kittinger

    This is completely of the wall, but I just heard of this yesterday and had never known about it before. Just posting it for anyone else who might not have heard of it.

    In 1960, Joe Kittinger ascended into the upper atmosphere, literally to the edge of space, in a helium balloon with an open gondola. At 102,800 he jumped and fell back to earth. There is an image of his jump here:

    [url="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Kittinger-jump.jpg"]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... r-jump.jpg[/url]

    Kinda puts 'xtreme skatboarding' into perspective.
    In response to his pleas, an officer said: "You think we've never arrested somebody that's made national media? ... We deal with the Bengals all the time."

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    Unreal. Had never heard of this before.

    Did a youtube search...and sure enough....

    [youtube:98ceff8g]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/MQ7N6V-YKJ8&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/MQ7N6V-YKJ8&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube:98ceff8g]

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    Holy crap! That's just awesome. Thanks for the post .
    <a href=http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6892&dateline=1331316420 target=_blank>http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums...ine=1331316420</a>

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    Wow...the speed of sound....insane....!
    http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/shiek2134/SHIEK.jpg?t=1299014285

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    Mountain Dew began selling between 1955 and 1960. Kittinger's jump took place in 1960. Coincidence? Or something more...?


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    Presidential locker room talk: Discussing involuntary gynecological exams.

    According to the highest office in the country, some "very fine people" marched with torches in a violent protest in Charlottesville, but participating in a non-violent protest on a football field means you are an S.O.B. who should be fired.

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