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A Few Weekend Links [CBD]

But first some wild footage of an Eagle descending from the tallest building in the world:...

1 WTC security director dismissed after 1 year on job

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The man in charge of protecting the nation’s tallest building has been sent packing.

Carsten Höller Wraps World’s Longest Slide Around Anish’s Kapoor’s London Tower

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London announced that "the world's longest and tallest tunnel slide" will wrap around Anish Kapoor's "ArcelorMittal Orbit."

World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

Erected in 2012, the gigantic ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower dominates the Olympic Park landscape. The tower was built from 2,000 tonnes of steel, almost 60 percent of which was recycled. The proposed 178-meter-long steel tube slide will begin at the 80 wind

UK Olympics sculpture to become world's tallest and longest slide

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In an inspired piece of Olympics legacy development, a sculpture that was created for the 2012 Games in London is to become "the world's allest and longest slide." Visitors will be able to descend from the op of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Show More Summary

Wednesday Jam: The Tallest Man on Earth, "Sagres" (Live Performance)

YouTube This is a terrific live performance of a song from The Tallest Man Earth's excellent new album, Dark Bird Is Home, recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York last month. [large]Sagres[/large] We were travellers, so blind Went to where the world did end ran a dozen ways till now So this is when...

London wins gold from kids young & old, turns Olympic tower into world's tallest slide.

4 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

This colossal over-expenditure of money is turning into a colossal over-expenditure of fun! Take note, people who run the Statue of Liberty. (via Gizmodo) The Olympics get a lot of criticism for their business practices. The city that's...Show More Summary

Orbit slide plans get go ahead

Plans to create the world's "longest and tallest tunnel slide" down the Orbit Tower, next to the Olympic Stadium, are approved.

Manute Bol’s Son Is a Hell of a Basketball Player at 15 (Video)

The late Manute Bol was known during his NBA as the tallest player in the league, and an occasional leader in blocked shots. After his career wound down, awareness of his many philanthropic works spread, and his legacy became much more. Now, that legacy has a chance to grow even more after the player’s untimely […]

The 17 Most Insane Stunts in Movie History, Ranked

As a leading man who likes to perform his own stunts, Tom Cruise tends to set the bar high. Literally. Having scaled the world's tallest building in "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" four years ago, the 53-year-old figured theShow More Summary

My Morning Jacket, Tallest Man on Earth & more played Newport Folk Fest day 1 (pics/review)

by Klaus Kinski My Morning Jacket / Tallest Man on Earth @ Newport Folk Fest 7/24/2015 The 2015 Newport Folk Festival once again took over Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI from Friday July 24 through Sunday July 26...

The tallest man in history was too huge for words, so take a look

1935 Wadlow with his mother and brother. Image: ullstein bild/Getty Images On Feb. 22, 1918, a perfectly normal 8.7-pound boy was born to Harold and Addie Wadlow of Alton, Illinois. By his first birthday, Robert Wadlow weighed 45 pounds and stood 3 feet, 3.5 inches. Show More Summary

6’1 Cristiano Ronaldo shows his insecurity about his height once again

There was a surprising and physics defying element to Real Madrid’s pre-game team photo today. 6 foot 1 Cristiano Ronaldo looks like the tallest member of the team, which is odd, considering that 6 foot 2 Pepe is actually one inch taller than him. Show More Summary

Foundations of a Potentially Record-Breaking Building Being Used as Fish Farms

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Sky City tower in Changsha, China was set to be the tallest building in the world. Two years after construction began, it's being repurposed as a fish farm.

Alaska: A First Timers' Guide to Visiting Denali National Park

last weekLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Denali National Park is the Last Frontier's most iconic open space, sprawling across 6 million acres. The word "Denali" translates to "the high one," and it is named as such for its crown jewel, Mt. McKinley, North America's tallest peak at 20,237 feet. Show More Summary

Daredevil Snaps From The Tallest Residential Building In The World

26 years old Malaysian photographer and daredevil Keow Wee Loong (previously) is known for his affection of taking photos from tall buildings, preferably such that can’t be access by the public. His latest endeavor involves two of the tallest buildings in Dubai, 101 flights of stairs and couraging 60 degrees centigrade during the climb. The photos are better [...]Show More Summary

Foundation for World’s Tallest Building Converted to Fish Farm

Ambitious plans construct Sky City in China, the highest skyscraper in the world, in just 90 days stalled at the outset over 2 years ago, leading to an unusual...

Chinese Company Tries to Build World's Tallest Building, Ends Up With Lake Full of Fish

In 2012, Chinese company Broad Sustainable Building announced that it was planning to build the tallest tower in the world in a mere 90 days. If that sounds fishy to you, don't worry—it also sounded fishy to officials, who...

27 terrifying photos of two Instagram stars who risk their lives climbing landmark buildings around the world

Two 20-somethings from Russia and Ukraine, who go by the pseudonyms Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, have built a huge Instagram following — exceeding 100,000 now — by scaling some of the world's tallest buildings and snapping breathtaking photos from the top of them. Show More Summary

The Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home [album review]

last weekMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

I can’t believe its been seven years since The Tallest Man on Earth, aka Kristian Matsson, released Shallow Grave. Matsson came out of the gate sounding like a youthful Dylan. The follow-up, The Wild Hunt was solid but mostly similar to Shallow Grave. I slowly lost interest in TMOE which tends to happen with me [...]

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