How BASE Jumping Works

You should never BASE Jump. It is one of the most genuinely dangerous sports on the planet. But with that out of the way, you should definitely learn all about this pastime where people jump from tall structures and outcroppings for fun and thrills.

Skydiver Prepares to Break the Sound Barrier

I written about this guy before, Felix Baumgartner. He's pretty much the baddest dude on the planet when it comes to jumping out of airplanes. He also does a lot of BASE jumping - like when you jump off a building or say the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil. I wrote about Baumgartner when he glided 22 miles, with a pair of what looked like jet wings attached to his back, clear across the English Channel. Wicked cool. This time around Baumgartner has his sights set on a couple of records -- the highest jump at an astounding 120,000 feet, and the first person to break the sound barrier in free fall.