Red Bull Stratos

Old Oct 9th 2012, 5:33 pm
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No, not a dodgy men's aftershave, that mad Felix bloke doing a skydive from 26 miles, breaking the sound barrier and hopefully landing OK.

It's live and starts in a few minutes

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Old Oct 14th 2012, 10:35 am
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Its on in 1 and a half hours.........
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Its on in 1 and a half hours.........
Has he landed yet?
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Has he landed yet?
It was knocked back a couple of hours. They are laying the Balloon out now, Then it will be a 3 hour ascent! I think I will be watching it on youtube tomorrow at this rate........
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It was knocked back a couple of hours. They are laying the Balloon out now, Then it will be a 3 hour ascent! I think I will be watching it on youtube tomorrow at this rate........
Why does he need a parachute? I thought Red Bull gave you wings.........
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This is bizarre - he's Tweeting from 75,000 feet............ you get a signal up there????
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He's obviously not on QTel. I can't even get a signal at home.
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He's obviously not on QTel. I can't even get a signal at home.
I've Tweeted him, suggesting a bungee jump next time he's up there, but - surprisingly - he hasn't replied yet.......
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any minute now!
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Old Oct 14th 2012, 7:32 pm
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...eet-Earth.html

video at the end of the article
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He's Tweeting some superb messages........

Best one I saw from one of his followers: "Best prank ever - we are all dressed as apes when he lands......."
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He's Tweeting some superb messages........

Best one I saw from one of his followers: "Best prank ever - we are all dressed as apes when he lands......."
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It was quite a daredevil feat but nothing on the ADFF short film One Man's Tricycle (2012) about this young Saudi lecturer who zips around the mean streets of Riyadh on a low-riding tricycle.

In a country where rising oil prices and environmental issues are of little interest to the public, one man strives to make a difference. Hussam Almulhim traded his luxury car for an as HPV (Human Powered Vehicles) as his daily means of transportation, to play a role in energy conservation.

Fair play to the guy in trying to get people on their bikes but he will get himself killed. Some cities are just not designed for bikes let alone tricycles that you cannot see from over your dash. Big gasps from the audience when he zips in and out of traffic in his thobe. He's quite clearly a religous man and is calling on god's protection to get him to KSU from Sulmaniah every day!!!


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Old Oct 15th 2012, 9:46 am
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Managed to race home and get back 2 minutes before he jumped. Amazing, though it looked like it was going tits up for the 1st few minutes as he spun about.
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