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138 skydivers break the world record for biggest group jump (video)

Aug 6, 2012

Olympics, schmolypics—138 skydivers set a new world record for biggest group free-fall over Ottowa, Illinois, jumping from an altitude of 18,500 feet. The move took 15 attempts over 3 days to get right. I don’t even want to know what happened on the first 14 tries—not that anyone was hurt, but the thought of having to bail out of a 138-person formation at 18,500 feet turns my stomach.

The divers also all appear to falling headfirst, which gives the bizarre impression of them all being suspended upside down. Oh, sports people — you guys are crazy.

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