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  • One daredevil in Australia has just become the poster child for pushing through the pain during a death defying tightrope walk between the peaks of Melbourne’s Eureka Tower.

    Kane Petersen was in the middle of walking Australia’s highest tightrope walk, 300 meters (or nearly 1,000 feet) above the ground, when he got a leg cramp!

    The high wire artist lay down in the middle of the 21-meter crossing, and there were no safety nets below to catch him if he fell.

    “I tried to get my leg back out to stand back up and I was like, ‘Oh, my God, how am I going to do this?’“ Petersen told the Herald Sun, “I just pushed myself through it. I have just lived a dream — it’s fantastic.”

    On the other side of the walk, he was greeted by his wife, Jessica McCrindle.

    Petersen’s stunt is reminiscent of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s crossing between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

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    Having a baby can be a scary proposition. To that end, Judy and Gavin Holt decided to let all of their friends and family know they were expecting a little bundle of joy —  by scaring the pants off of them!

    The Holts’ spoof of a horror-movie trailer starts innocently enough: A happy couple is moving into their new home, but soon, as in all horror movies, things take a turn for the worse.

    “I can feel it grow inside of me,” whispers Judy over ominous music. “What’s happening to me?”

    Many scary moments later, there is the big reveal: “Baby Holt Coming March 2016”

    “My wife let me have free reign [sic] on our ‘announcement’ video … I may have cursed my house,” Gavin Holt wrote in his Reddit post.

    We tip our hats to Gavin for including a bun-in-the-oven scene and a close-up of Prego spaghetti sauce. Well played.

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  • Warning, this new roller coaster isn’t for the faint of heart.

    Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park released a CG mockup of its newest coaster, the Valravn Birdseye, which will be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster.
     
    Not only that, but when the ride opens next summer, the Valravn Birdseye will break 10 roller coaster records:

    1. Tallest dive coaster (223 feet)
    2. Fastest dive coaster (75 mph)
    3. Longest dive coaster (3,415 feet)
    4. Most inversions on a dive coaster (three)
    5. Longest drop on a dive coaster (214 feet)
    6. Highest inversion on a dive coaster (165 feet)
    7. Most roller coasters taller than 200 feet at one amusement park (5)
    8. Most rides at one amusement park (72)
    9. Most steel roller coaster track at one amusement park (52,125 feet/9.9 miles)
    10. Most roller coaster track at one amusement park (60,110 feet/11.4 miles)

    The Valravn Birdseye was designed and built by Bolliger & Mabillard in Monthey, Switzerland, and is the 100th coaster the firm has created.

    The roller coaster

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  • Just in case you didn’t have enough reasons to fear crocodiles, here is a new one.

    National Geographic photographer Trevor Frost posted a video on Instagram of a croc pushing itself out of the water by its tail to grab the meat dangling above it.

    “Crocodiles have incredibly strong tails,” Frost explains in the Instagram caption.  “Their tails propel them in the water like torpedoes from a submarine. In fact, as you see here, their tails are so strong that they can propel their entire body out of the water.”

    We’re definitely impressed by crocodiles, if not more terrified of ever crossing paths with one.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new host of NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice". The twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar begins his boardroom duties in the 2016-17 season.

    Former host, Donald Trump famously said, "You're fired" at the end of every episode. Arnold’s movies are famous for his one-liners. Do any of them contain a potential catchphrase for his new show?

    Take a guess and see if you know what movies that made these one-liners famous:

    (1) You’re fired

    (2) Hasta la vista, baby

    (3) Don’t give up your day job

    (4) Oh, poor baby.

    (5) Stop whining!

    (6) You’re confusion is not rational.

    (7) Talk to the hand.

    (8) Put a sock in it! I don’t care who does what to your Hershey highway and stop shouting I’m not deaf!

    (9) You kids are soft!

    (10) You lack discipline!

    (11) I’m afraid my condition has left me cold to your plea of mercy.

    (12) You're not going to have your mommies here to wipe your tushies. Oh, no. It's time to turn this mush into muscles. 

     

     

     

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