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Date: 05/27/08 08:02 AM

63 Responses to French Skydiver to Die Later This Week

  1. Profile photo of jessieplume
    jessieplume Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 6:14 am
    Link: French Skydiver to Die Later This Week - He`s attempting to jump from the edge of space. Is this stunt even worth it? His first two attempts have already failed.
  2. Profile photo of rubored
    rubored Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:08 am
    He is either going to make a record, or hit the ground really, really hard.
  3. Profile photo of tattster
    tattster Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:10 am
    nice work.
    saw it in the paper a few weeks back so its nothing new.
    but still! gotta have some gutts!
  4. Profile photo of Kfizzle08
    Kfizzle08 Female 18-29
    83 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:12 am
    Wow, thats some scary stuff right there..
  5. Profile photo of JeffHatesYou
    JeffHatesYou Male 18-29
    205 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:13 am
    Would be funny if he burnt up like a meteor or something :D
  6. Profile photo of lUnderground
    lUnderground Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:13 am
    Jeez, 7 minutes? Wonder what he would be thinking during that time... Most likely: "Uh oh... should`ve used the bathroom before I went"
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    krembill Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:19 am
    I think he`ll make it...but 1,500kmph?!?! now thats scary!
  8. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:21 am
    now i´m just waiting for the footage of the crater he makes...
  9. Profile photo of j0nes
    j0nes Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:21 am
    bah... there are two major failures here. 1) The guy is French. 2.) His name is Michelle.
  10. Profile photo of specialque
    specialque Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:23 am
    damnnn
    i would be to scared to do that
  11. Profile photo of CharliMonsta
    CharliMonsta Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:24 am
    Dude, thats like over 9,000 mph.

    Can the human body even stand that speed?

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    staberind Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:26 am
    "j0nes
    Male, 30-39, Midwest US" Funny, I only see one.

    the woman, on the other hand, she`s like the worst bits of france and cali mixed and excreted.

  13. Profile photo of mystreT
    mystreT Male 30-39
    332 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:26 am
    what a poetic ending to this story:

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/0...

    Man I`d be pissed!!

  14. Profile photo of staberind
    staberind Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:27 am
    "CharliMonsta
    Female, 18-29, Eastern US" you fail, go take some math lessons. bye.Dude.
  15. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:28 am
    "Dude, thats like over 9,000 mph.

    Can the human body even stand that speed?"

    It`s OVER 9000!!!!
    ...ahem, sorry ,couldn`t resist.
    And maybe the human body could if you wore some special suit thing.

  16. Profile photo of CharliMonsta
    CharliMonsta Female 18-29
    128 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 8:29 am
    Yeah, I fall pretty damn often, but not at 15,00 drating kilometers per hour.
  17. Profile photo of letsgopoping
    letsgopoping Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:34 am
    aw man stupid balloon. charlimonsta 1,500 km isn`t 9,000 mph...its about 932mph...
  18. Profile photo of staberind
    staberind Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:35 am
    seriously, Math, please, pretty please, its 1.500kmph. or, one and a half million meters per hour. fancy that. any yeah, perhaps even a fancy yellow suit, sweet, thanks for the 0ver 9000 comment, i missed that one,
  19. Profile photo of staberind
    staberind Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:36 am
    thanks letsgo, hows your fashion biz doing?
  20. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:38 am
    CharliMonsta...its good to know you "fall" alot,but i´d say you "fail" alot also
  21. Profile photo of greengiant
    greengiant Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:43 am
    Isn`t the terminal velocity for people like 195 km/h? how could he go faster than that?
  22. Profile photo of beeeeen
    beeeeen Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:43 am
    7 minutes freefall? Might get a bit boring - He should take travel scrabble to pass the time.
  23. Profile photo of keatonatron
    keatonatron Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:48 am
    Meh, people have jumped from the edge of space before. The first time was back in the 60`s, if I remember correctly.
  24. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:49 am
    He`s dead, nuff said.
  25. Profile photo of Hylian4Hire
    Hylian4Hire Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:49 am
    This poor schmuck is as good as dead. Sooooo much can go wrong. If you fall from that height, and that speed, your body will shut down in mid-air from shock. That poor, poor bastard will be dead before he can even open his chute.

    Or he will survive the fall, but wouldn`t it be funny if he had a massive heart attack once he landed? Not funny "ha-ha", but funny "uh-oh".

  26. Profile photo of keatonatron
    keatonatron Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:51 am
    And here`s the details. I guess it was 10 km short of Frenchy, but still. "Capt. Joe W. Kittinger achieved the highest and longest (14 min) parachute jump in history on August 16, 1960 as part of a United States Air Force program testing high-altitude escape systems. Wearing a pressure suit, Capt. Kittinger ascended for an hour and a half in an open gondola attached to a balloon to an altitude of 102,800 feet (31,330 m), where he then jumped. The fall lasted 4 minutes and 36 seconds, during which Capt. Kittinger reached speeds of 714 miles per hour (1,150 km/h). The air in the upper atmosphere is less dense and thus leads to lower air-resistance and a much higher terminal velocity."
  27. Profile photo of staberind
    staberind Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 8:53 am
    for hire huh? what? by the minute? hour? farmyard much? and the serious reply is: i think if you attempted to do that, yeah, you would probably have some physiological difficulties, this guy, however, has many years of practice.
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    juicygirl20 Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 9:03 am
    didnt this already fail? horribly?
  29. Profile photo of RPossum
    RPossum Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2008 at 9:14 am
    This happening fairly close to where I live so the radio is covering it regularly. The funny part is that on his attempt yesterday, his balloon flew away on him! haha.
    Oh and for those that are talking about how fast he will go, he will still reach a terminal velocity, although the air is thinner so he will go faster than any skydiver has before.

    Average Terminal Velocity - 320 km/hr with limbs pulled in.

  30. Profile photo of Vindicate
    Vindicate Female 18-29
    511 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 9:15 am
    Terminal velocity means that the fastest a person can fall under the influence of gravity (at least with wind resistance fighting against it). It doesn`t mean you hit that speed and die. Basic physics people, please.
  31. Profile photo of Vogt
    Vogt Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 9:25 am
    It would be so hilarious if he did everything right...but then his parachute malfunctioned.
  32. Profile photo of MANAX99
    MANAX99 Male 70 & Over
    132 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 9:32 am
    Lol, the french.
  33. Profile photo of BlackiPod
    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 9:36 am
    Hey! Thats only 50 miles from my house!
  34. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
    814 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 9:50 am
    k,so, is there a typo in the title of this link?
  35. Profile photo of lmaonaise
    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 9:56 am
    i read it in a paper also, said he might go into an 800rp/s spin, which im sure would be pretty annoying.
  36. Profile photo of i-am-horny
    i-am-horny Male 13-17
    1053 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 10:02 am
    HMMM hope he makes it :d
  37. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 10:25 am
    maybe she meant 900 miles per hour (chalimonsta)

    cuz that would be somewhat accurate

  38. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 10:27 am
    "k,so, is there a typo in the title of this link?"

    Go public school!!!

  39. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 10:28 am
    and regarding the video....

    NASA has been experimenting this for about 5 years they even have a suit designed for and they were looking to test it

    let me see if i can find the damn suit or a pic at least

  40. Profile photo of j0nes
    j0nes Male 30-39
    38 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 10:29 am
    have the french ever done anything successfully? (except surrender....)
  41. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 10:33 am
    hers the first jump

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=...

  42. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 10:38 am
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7421435.stm

    <lol he failed to make the jump as the balloon detached itself while being inflated. Probably safe to say something bad would happen to him if had gotten OFF the ground, but he didn`t even do that.

  43. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 10:41 am
    \He sold all his possessions to finance the project. Which blew away. ahahahahahaha!
  44. Profile photo of GummyWurmz
    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 11:00 am
    I couldnt be arsed watching...So..hes going to die? Or might die? Why would he do this...
  45. Profile photo of Icicle0424
    Icicle0424 Male 18-29
    14 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 11:22 am
    ok, I know how someone fails at skydiving... but how in the hell does someone fail *twice*? It sounds like a Chuck Norris joke in reverse... "Michelle the French skydiver failed at skydiving... twice"
  46. Profile photo of magic_number
    magic_number Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 11:30 am
    "bah... there are two major failures here. 1) The guy is French. 2.) His name is Michelle."

    Jesus Christ. Michel is French for Michael.
    Do Americans have name issues? Murray Oliver`s name is round the wrong way. Oliver Murray, surely. ;)

  47. Profile photo of toqr
    toqr Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 11:53 am
    "He is either going to make a record, or hit the ground really, really hard."

    hitting the ground really really hard might be a record too.

  48. Profile photo of J4Y
    J4Y Male 13-17
    382 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm
    I`ve seen something like this in a magazine, the suit has a built in cooling system to stop the person wearing it from becoming a human fireball. Haha I can imagine someone asleep in their beds when a flaming head comes crashing through their roof.
  49. Profile photo of Aphr0d1te
    Aphr0d1te Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm
    im from saskatoon!!!!!
  50. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3298 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    "I`ve seen something like this in a magazine, the suit has a built in cooling system to stop the person wearing it from becoming a human fireball. Haha I can imagine someone asleep in their beds when a flaming head comes crashing through their roof."

    i believe is popular mechanics or popular science

    one of those..

  51. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    May 27, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    i tend to stay away from places where BLOOD BOILS.
    he`s nuts.
  52. Profile photo of Unbalancing
    Unbalancing Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    If his first two attempts at jumping failed, wouldn`t that mean he`s dead? :P
  53. Profile photo of j0nes
    j0nes Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    "Jesus Christ. Michel is French for Michael.
    Do Americans have name issues?"

    No.... we just know a sissy name when we hear it.

  54. Profile photo of Mrsparks795
    Mrsparks795 Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    did anyone notice the typo in the title? the ysaid die instead of dive
  55. Profile photo of kmuggee
    kmuggee Female 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    dammnnn
  56. Profile photo of shilo986
    shilo986 Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    well if he`s french then it won`t be too much of a loss...
  57. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 3:17 pm
    That`s not a typo, Mrsparks795.
  58. Profile photo of burritosb
    burritosb Female 30-39
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    May 27, 2008 at 4:21 pm
    Well....the attempt was a huge FAIL. His balloon `accidentally` left without him.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2...

  59. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    May 27, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    Can he just die and get it over with...I want to see the crater...
  60. Profile photo of idontknow951
    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2008 at 9:54 pm
    The terminal velocity for a human is 125 mph. He can`t go any faster than that.
  61. Profile photo of chrismeraz
    chrismeraz Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2008 at 8:09 am
    IAB is not usually the first place I go when looking for intellectual conversation, but the amount of stupidity I have read in the posts for this particular link just BLOWS... MY... MIND.
  62. Profile photo of super3boy
    super3boy Male 13-17
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    May 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm
    Ha ha. The funny thing is that this was done already in the 1980s.
  63. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    June 1, 2008 at 7:44 am
    He`s failed twice and is still alive?
    How`s that possible?

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