This Is Insane: Base Jumping Off Wind Turbine Blades

By Alexis C. Madrigal

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Grist highlights an amazing video compilation of people jumping off wind turbines with hand-carried parachutes. Two things to note: 1) This is insane. 2) Wind turbines are huge; an increasing amount of wind turbines stand taller than 300 feet, or about the same size as the Statue of Liberty, including her pedestal.

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