Sure, it's a publicity stunt, but what a cool idea (and for a good cause: raising awareness about endangered birds of prey). The BBC, in conjunction with Freedom Conservation, attached a camera to a trained eagle named Darshan, who swooped down from Dubai's Burj Khalifa, filming as he flew.
My pores on the palms of my hands are shaking. My caps on my knees are sweating. I'm having trouble breathing. And it's all because of this slightly terrifying video showing a tower climber climbing atop a 1500-foot TV tower to change the lightbulb like it's a leisurely walk in the park.
These guys are working on the top cap west antenna of the John Hancock Center—a 1,127-foot-high (344 meters) building located in Chicago. I know they are wearing the mandatory security equipment and it's very unlikely that they could fall, but watching them do their job makes my stomach clench.
I don't mind heights, but you won't see my sky diving—or BASE jumping, for that matter. This little Disney-financed BASE jumping robot was seemingly made just for me.
Any carpenters or architects reading this? Leave your measuring tape at home and download the Advanced Ruler Pro app on your Android phone, which measures the height of buildings, people—basically, whatever you aim it at.