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Mini Countryman performs first-ever car backflip

Mini Countryman performs first-ever car backflip

The evolution of the backflip has been making its way through extreme sports for years. First we had athletes in skis doing backflips off of ramps, then it was bicycles, then motorcycles, then snowmobiles, and now we're starting to see actual cars do backflips. In an effort to take on Red Bull's crazy stunts, Monster Energy took a Mini Countryman SUV and gave it the backflip treatment.

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Record-setting skydive will require world’s biggest balloon

Record-setting skydive will require world’s biggest balloon

We talked a few times about daredevil Felix Baumgartner and his plan to set a world record for the world's highest skydive. Baumgartner hopes to reach the speed of sound without using aircraft during his descent. While jumping from an altitude of 23 miles above the surface of the earth is very impressive, the technology required to haul a man in a pressurized capsule that altitude is also very impressive. The balloon to be used in the stunt is massive, yet incredibly frail.

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