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    If you're scared of heights......

    I have noticed recently that there seems to be something of a trend in Eastern Europe where young people climb to the top of impossibly large buildings basically for fun. These people are either incredibly brave/stupid/bored but anyways, I have noticed that there are quite a few videos of these guys on Youtube so I thought I'd post them here. Some of them are quite difficult to find but here are a few I found. After you watch them look at your palms..........I bet they are sweaty










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    I have seen some pics, but not the videos until now.
    Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC

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    When I was younger and imortal I would try stuff like this... now it just gives me the willies to think about it LOL

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    Never in a million years!
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    Well, I would never do that. I fell off my couch just watching the videos.

    But in a tribute to the first pioneers of this sort of thing, here are some old time photos. I left out the iconic lunch photo because I suspect most have seen it.

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    I worked bridge construction for six years to pay my way through college. My first week I was working on a redecking on a bridge 130 feet up and we needed to knock out some concrete on one of the I beams with nothing around it for 20 feet and the foreman told me to go out there with a 65lb jackhammer and knock out these sections, some of which the rebar was out 3+ feet past the beam. I told him that I would hook up a belt to the crane and go out and do it and he told me there wasn't time just go out and do it, so I did. OSHA standards were pretty lax up until my last year, so I got to do a lot of crazy stuff I wouldn't think about doing now. It can be exhilerating doing those things but I have no desire to do them again.

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    THERE IS A CATWALK RIGHT THERE??? WHY THEY GOTTA CLIMB THE OUTSIDE???

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenStefano View Post
    ...After you watch them look at your palms..........I bet they are sweaty...
    You called it.

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    Good thing they are wearing hard hats in the first video. That'll save them if they fall.

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    The gymnastics guys were a little crazy, but no one else really did anything the construction guys who built those things had not already done. My hat goes off to the guys who climb 1,000+ ft towers to replace light bulbs, though!
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