“Fearless” Felix Baumgartner has a history of jumping off of high places. He’s a skydiver who has already jumped of two of the world’s tallest buildings. He’s attempting to break the world record for height on a jump, leaping off of a helium balloon high in the stratosphere. He’ll free fall for five minutes, exceeding the speed of sound and creating a sonic boom before his parachute opens, taking him down to the ground. The New York Times has the whole strange story. (Be sure to watch the video, too.)
Don’t try this for an SWN entry, okay?