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Date: 09/17/10 07:30 AM

89 Responses to Worst Job Ever? Worker Climbs Up 1,786 Ft Tower

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 7:35 am
    Link: Worst Job Ever? Worker Climbs Up 1,786 Ft Tower - And now you know what it`s like to climb those fantastical heights.
  2. Profile photo of mystreT
    mystreT Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 7:49 am
    I made it 45 seconds. I can`t watch that. excuse me while I curl up into the fetal position under my desk.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 7:50 am
    Not in a million years and not for a million dollars!
  4. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 7:50 am
    Jesus, my sphincter puckered-up just watching that.
  5. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 7:50 am
    They need parachutes...
  6. Profile photo of ManyMasks
    ManyMasks Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:02 am
    What makes the job ten times harder is dragging your 20lb die-cast steel testicles up there with you.
  7. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:05 am
    What were they doing up there, anyway? Changing a lightbulb?
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    basherrr Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:10 am
    My palms are sweating and my penis went up inside me while watching this
  9. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:12 am
    OMG! That was really scary... And I wasn`t even up there!
  10. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:21 am
    I actually leaned back in my chair when he got to the top and moved over onto that tiny platform.
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    Crabcakes Male 30-39
    226 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 8:22 am
    Holy jeebus, I felt things pucker that I didn`t know could pucker. That is just nuts, no way in Hell would I ever do that job.
  12. Profile photo of Selous
    Selous Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:26 am
    what a cool job!! B.A.S.E jumper dream!
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:28 am
    "I actually leaned back in my chair when he got to the top and moved over onto that tiny platform."

    Me too. But the camera is on top of his head so the perspective isn`t entirely the way he saw it.
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    tamcee1 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:31 am
    i wonder what the benifits of that job is lol
  15. Profile photo of ruez
    ruez Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:41 am
    5:34, there`s no quick way down

    oh sure there is. not one you`d like though.
    these guys got epic guts
  16. Profile photo of Eavalos
    Eavalos Male 18-29
    286 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 8:41 am
    if i work there I will bring a parachute.
  17. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:42 am
    Badass
  18. Profile photo of Max13007
    Max13007 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:43 am
    i didnt know vertigo was possible at 360p on youtube...
  19. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:45 am
    Screw the hell out of that crap!
  20. Profile photo of Nimrodel
    Nimrodel Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:46 am
    honestly thought i was gonna vom! those guys are a special kind of crazy.
  21. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 9:05 am
    SCREW THAT ! I was dizzy just watching this. Im still dizzy. Wow. Now my stomach is all churning. Man. Thats messed up.
  22. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:05 am
    That isn`t a toolbag, that`s his humungous balls! I know his headcam distorts the image slightly but it looks like you can see the curvature of the planet from up there.
  23. Profile photo of Vanadil
    Vanadil Male 18-29
    151 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:21 am
    That made my palms sweaty 0.o
  24. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
    801 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:26 am
    F*ck that for a packet of biscuits.
  25. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 9:28 am
    "B.A.S.E jumper dream!" "They need parachutes..."

    I was thinking about BASE and parachutes when he said there was no quick way down in case of a storm.
  26. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 9:28 am
    Wow they`re so high up they can see the curvature of the Earth.
  27. Profile photo of MsLee
    MsLee Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 9:29 am
    eeek! I was at the edge of my seat watching that. He is a brave man to do this job.
  28. Profile photo of Chivalry
    Chivalry Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 9:29 am
    Could only manage to watch it through my fingers. I hope that thing doesn`t wobble, that would take me right over the vomit horizon.
  29. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 9:29 am
    Poll:
    These guys have balls of:
    Steel?
    Adamantium?
    Unobtanium?
  30. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 9:31 am
    My heart is still pounding against my chest, and that usually doesn`t happen when watching a video. I would not want that job, even though I am looking for one.
  31. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:35 am
    I had a pain in my balls the entire way through that. Heights? No thank you.
  32. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 9:36 am
    My palms are sweaty. I had to pause it like 5 times to gather myself. At 7:18 when he actually takes both hands OFF of the pole to clip his carabiner on.. I almost lost my sh*t. Seriously.
  33. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:38 am
    "F*ck that for a packet of biscuits."

    How about a tin of good biscuits, some jaffa cakes and a curly wurly?
  34. Profile photo of Holly69
    Holly69 Female 18-29
    250 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:40 am
    that made me feel so dizzy, my stomach sank. I didnt know vertigo was possible sitting on my sofa either!
  35. Profile photo of toqr
    toqr Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 9:42 am
    That is sofa king awe-inspiring!!
  36. Profile photo of dljudo92
    dljudo92 Male 18-29
    485 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:58 am
    That job sucks. But imagine the guys that had to build it.
  37. Profile photo of lololeela
    lololeela Female 30-39
    327 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:00 am
    F that
  38. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 10:05 am
    I`m glad to see I wasn`t the only person scared by this video.

    I`m surprised they can climb that well with balls that size.
  39. Profile photo of MrHyde
    MrHyde Male 18-29
    494 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:06 am
    That`s not scary at all. I would do that any day...

    ... if you gave me twenty million dollars, a parachute, a backup parachute, a backup backup parachute and a bottle of xanax.
  40. Profile photo of Elriuhilu
    Elriuhilu Male 18-29
    275 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:07 am
    I was terrified and I wasn`t even there.
  41. Profile photo of s8tan
    s8tan Male 18-29
    90 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:08 am
    Could be cool if he had a parashute to get down ;D
  42. Profile photo of Rheaonon
    Rheaonon Male 18-29
    363 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:12 am
    wow.... f*ck that sh*t... his life is in the reliability of a 1/2 steel bar 90% of the time.
  43. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:13 am
    thats the kind of job that i would want to apply for
  44. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Yeah, of course the tricky part was exactly at the top.
  45. Profile photo of shadowarrior
    shadowarrior Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 10:34 am
    freaking ridiculous, my palms are sweating waterfalls just by watching this. what in the world is he being payed.i would be shaking so bad i would freeze, panic, and fall :(
  46. Profile photo of reddye
    reddye Male 13-17
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    September 17, 2010 at 10:52 am
    @krembill that`s exactly what i was thinking
  47. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:53 am
    I don`t care how much more efficient it is, free-climbing at that height is retarded. However much that job pays, it`s not enough.
  48. Profile photo of reddye
    reddye Male 13-17
    56 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:53 am
    im surprised his huge balls dont get in the way
  49. Profile photo of EdiMesic
    EdiMesic Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:01 am
    Reddye: Indeed.

    Holy shat. I could not do this, if my life depended on it. Crazy height. And I`m scared to even stand on a table.
  50. Profile photo of craigarlen
    craigarlen Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:04 am
    F*ck that. My heart is pounding just watching that... I feel dizzy, I think I need to go lie down...
  51. Profile photo of brucie222
    brucie222 Male 18-29
    48 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 11:10 am
    QUESTION:

    Say for arguements sake,the tower got hit by lightning when the guy was on it, would he get a severe electric shock? Im assuming he might do because the tower is earthed???

    Ive no idea, so if anyone can answer that would be great!
  52. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:10 am
    I`m an avid rock climber and as fun as that would be to me. It`s also stupidly and unnecessarily dangerous. A simple pole that ran up the length of the mast with connection points at certain distances would be an easy way to provide safety. That way, they could clip the carabiner to the pole and it could slide up with them. When they reached a connection point, they could unclip and reclip to the next section.
  53. Profile photo of fotorob
    fotorob Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Great way to cure your vertigo !!!
  54. Profile photo of Yehia
    Yehia Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Do they at least give them parachutes?
  55. Profile photo of Burni
    Burni Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:33 am
    Thank God I`m at my warm house, studying for a BA at Uni, going for a much safer job than this one!!!!!!!!!

    I feel like I`m badass just for watching this in FullScreen mode... what can I say for the one who shot that video?! :D hxahx
  56. Profile photo of Vligon
    Vligon Male 18-29
    594 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 11:36 am
    F that.
  57. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:41 am
    like bataleon said, this is just unsafe and stupid, especially when safety measures would be so cheap, easy and wouldn`t hinder the climber at all. Winds must be terrible at that height and I`m surprised the tower doesn`t sway at all (at least from the look on the camera). That being said, I`d love to BASE jump off that thing.
  58. Profile photo of hatotter
    hatotter Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:47 am
    tallest tower i`ve climbed is 95 feet, i cant imagine what it must feel like to be at those heights! and free climbing!? thats ridiculous
  59. Profile photo of Alpha1971
    Alpha1971 Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    I saw a picture of this on another site with the caption:

    "Dammit, I forgot my lunch at the bottom!"
  60. Profile photo of InvaderTiger
    InvaderTiger Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    "From here it`s only another 60 feet to the top!"
    I`m not very afraid of heights, but by the time I got that far I was holding my chair so I didn`t fall off. XD
  61. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Oh Hell, I forgot my wallet.
  62. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    Say for arguements sake,the tower got hit by lightning when the guy was on it, would he get a severe electric shock? Im assuming he might do because the tower is earthed???

    Ive no idea, so if anyone can answer that would be great!

    He should be fine.

    The whole point of earthing tall buildings is to provide an extremely low-resistance route for electricity from the building to earth. Electricity follows the path of least resistance. So a lightning strike should travel down the conductor put on the building for exactly that purpose. It will have a lower electrical resistance than a person, so the electricity should travel along it rather than along a person on the tower.
  63. Profile photo of sheaton319
    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Scary poo without a line. I don`t consider myself to be scared of heights, but with no safety line I wouldn`t trust myself to be up their.
  64. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    "Say for arguements sake,the tower got hit by lightning when the guy was on it, would he get a severe electric shock? Im assuming he might do because the tower is earthed???

    Ive no idea, so if anyone can answer that would be great!"

    There are VLF towers like this in Hawaii. They have a lightening rod on top that would just send the charge to the ground.
  65. Profile photo of muzloviti
    muzloviti Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    The lightning would follow the path of least resistance, and thats through metal, not the person. I would wear rubber boots just in case though.
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    wellsy57 Male 50-59
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    September 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by TheOnLineEngineer.org.
  67. Profile photo of newbzoorz
    newbzoorz Male 13-17
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    September 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Found this.
  68. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Riggers make pretty good money for the level of education required. I`ve never seen a crew operate unclipped so much though. That`s just crazy.

    Construction riggers installing the guyed masts have enough to worry about without adding falling to the mix; I`ve never seen one unclipped.
  69. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    September 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    Thanks newbzoors, that clears it up.
  70. Profile photo of dude21862004
    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    I like how I submitted this two times, days ago. :(
  71. Profile photo of Thdot
    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    Free climbing like that is illegal. This jackass is going to lose his job because he put this on the internet.
  72. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    Gee, I hope the guy doesn`t lose his gig.

    I want to schedule a jump now...
  73. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Copyright claim,thus cant view, but apparently he was concerned about losing his job so it didnt stay long! Apparently the video portrayed something other than "thats Cool` Aka is it safe?
  74. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    How is this a bad job? It looks pretty cool to me. Great view!
  75. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    Remember this has no safety lines!

    The video can be found here! not taken off yet
  76. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Just another guy getting high on the job
  77. Profile photo of Stelly
    Stelly Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    Holy Fack...I think I just found the one thing that money could not make me do. My palms are soaked with sweat and my stomach is doing flips just from watching this...
  78. Profile photo of Swordking
    Swordking Male 18-29
    98 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    Looks like I`m not alone in getting a touch of vertigo while watching this. Also, while accidentally leaving something behind on the ground would be bad luck, imagine his boss radioing him saying that he`s on the wrong tower.
  79. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    Holy poo that`s tall.

    If the extra weight wouldn`t slow me down I`d wear a parachute. :thumbs:
  80. Profile photo of Wibble4321
    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
    414 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    The problem with logic is that you know for a fact there is little material difference climbing a 100ft tower and a 1700ft tower. Your brian however just screams drat that, drat that! To be able to overcome that level of fear is very unsual.
  81. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    September 17, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    broken link, copyright claim :C
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    really theonlineengineer.org?....really?
  83. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    cool
  84. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    September 18, 2010 at 9:43 am
    It gave me vertigo just watching it. The last part of the climb with those little prongs for a ladder is what really freaked me out.
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    NessieBabii Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    awww.. stupid copy rights
  86. Profile photo of lemmingboy15
    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    thak the internet, there`s always another place to find recently removed videos
    www.liveleak dot com/view?i=f2d_1284588370
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    whocares3725 Male 18-29
    310 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    They should just let that guy go up with a parachute so he can jump back down.
  88. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Give that man a parachute! Seriously though...if he had one strapped to his back is there a chance that it could save him? Though the extra weight would be anything but helpful.
  89. Profile photo of shalantas
    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    dude... i could not do that job... well unless i was jobless and it paid really well. got mouths to feed, but dang i would totally petition for a parachute 1800 feet should be enough, people base jump at heights less than that.

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