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Salvo 41

Salvo 41

Department: Casualty Report — Topic: CivilizationSalvo #41

Jumping to Conclusions

When Risk-Taking Takes Lives by Heather Zeiger


Famous motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel once said, "The people don't come to see me die. They come to see me defy death."1 While death-defying stunts are not new, the ability for anyone to become internet-famous by doing them is. The opportunity to combine thrill-seeking and notoriety has led to a surge in the number of self-uploaded or live-streamed videos of individuals engaging in extreme sports like BASE jumping.

BASE jumping resembles skydiving, only instead of jumping from an airplane, . . .


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Salvo 43

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