The Telegraph presents 2009's most spectacular stunts. This year's roster of adrenaline junkies include the craziest daredevils of their fields: wingsuiting, parkour, motocross, climbing, sky diving, auto racing, and more. Gotta love the rainbow of wingsuiters pictured below, ...more
Sliding gloves are a great tool to help you add a new surface to your longboard sliding. Sort of like the combination of longboarding and street luge, this adrenaline junkie sport is fast. Check out this video to learn how to make the gloves.
Dirk Auer has set a new world record…for insanity. This past July, the adrenaline junkie raced down the rickety, wooden Mammoth roller coaster at 56mph, in his specially made inline skates. Auer made it through the entire length of the roller coaster (2820 feet) in just over ...more
The Wall of Death is an adrenaline-junkie's dream—a gripping, precarious balancing act of motorcycles racing in rapid circles around the interior of a creaky wooden drum. In today's world, the act appears in touring side shows and carnivals across the US, India and Europe. The ...more
this is cool For adrenaline junkies Robert "Boston Rob" Mariano and Dennis Anderson, attempting to circumnavigate the globe using every conceivable mode of transportation, it's not the destination that counts: it's the journey itself. [series.storelinktext]
Amazing compilation video of thrill-seeking junkies making insane jumps. The top ten covers everything from base jumping to skiing to motocross to finally, what might just be the most insane: back in 1960, Joe Kittinger jumped from the edge of space in a giant helium balloon. ...more
Some may say riding tandem is reserved for girly girls, seniors and little kids, but anybody would be hard pressed to call brotherly X-Gamer duo Colton and Caleb Moore sissies. At first thought, executing a two-men-clutching-each-other-on-a-snowmobile-backflip might be constru ...more
If you've yet to witness B.A.S.E. jumping, it's an activity for adrenaline junkies first publicized by filmmaker Carl Boenish in '78. The freefall sport employs ram-air parachutes, and is most commonly executed in locations such as the highly elevated El Capitan rock formation ...more
In the world of extreme sports, the more life threatening, the better. And speed flying is no exception. Discovery reports: "Riders are usually dropped off by helicopter on top of legendary crags like Switzerland's 13,000-foot The Eiger, or they climb Mont Blanc, Europe's hi ...more
Felix Baumgartner plans to leap a record 120,000 feet, breaking four world records. If all goes well, Baumgartner will set records for highest altitude freefall, longest distance freefall, highest manned balloon fight, and fastest speed freefall (he will actually break the sou ...more
Boston.com's The Big Picture posts 2009's most amazing Guinness World Record holders. My favorite fanatics below. "A base jumper leaps backwards off the Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. A group of base jumpers were attempting to set a Guinness Wo ...more
Review: Get Him to the Greek So much puke It's not quite Pixar-like, Judd Apatow's streak of very funny, very good films, but it's close. As a producer, he's as close as it gets to Mr. Automatic, going from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to The 40-Year-Old Virgi ...more
Urban exploration is unfamiliar territory for most people, unexplored mostly because of deplorable safety and legality concerns that most adventurers fear. Sure, there's those adrenaline junkies addicted to bungee-jumping, skydiving, motocross, and deep sea diving, but most o ...more
Mind blowing cosmos art, seen through the lens of the Hubble telescope. Click through to Discovery News for more information behind these beautiful images. Previously, 2009's Most Amazing Scientific Images. 2009's Wackiest Inventions. 2009's Craziest Adrenaline Junkies.