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Vertigo sufferers will want to peek through their fingers for this one: Two French daredevils have broken the record for the highest BASE jump after leaping from the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The heart-stopping stunt was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube on April 22. It has since gone viral, attracting almost two and a half million views in three days.
Despite falling from a height of 828m at head-spinning speeds, duo Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen engaged in a carefully choreographed jump that involved clasping hands mid-fall and entering a controlled spin for the benefit of cameras.
To break the previous Guinness World Record held by Nasser Al Neyadi and Omar Alhegelan, who jumped off the Burj Khalifa in 2010, the French pair added an extra 152m by building a special platform at the tip of the same tower.
The stunt was the culmination of years' worth of training and preparation. – AFP/RelaxNews
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