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04/19/2007


Watch Two Daredevils' Jaw-Dropping BASE Jump from World’s Tallest Building: VIDEO

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Skydivers Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen set a new Guinness World Record this week when the two adrenaline junkies jumped off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the tallest building in the world.

The building stands 2,700 feet tall, nearly twice as tall as the Empire State Building. My blood pressure went up a bit just watching this video. Absolutely stunning.

Check it out, AFTER THE (BASE) JUMP

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Male Hugger Attacks Justin Bieber on Stage, Topples Piano: VIDEO

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An enthusiastic male fan made it on stage at a Justin Bieber concert last night in Dubai, managing to hug the singer before security guards tackled him, toppling a piano in the process.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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World's Tallest Building Burj Khalifa Creaks During Wind Storm: VIDEO

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The uploader, an inhabitant of Dubai's massive Burj Khalifa tower, writes:

This almost spooky noise occurred for a few minutes during the strongest winds. As much as people like to think large skyscrapers rock back and forth a lot and make you sea sick - you actually couldn't feel a thing. Only this calm peaceful noise of the tower handling the winds.

Peaceful? Eh. Eerie? Definitely.

Watch and listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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British, Seychelles Nationals In Dubai Sentenced To 3-Years For Public Gay Sex

ThePalmA British and a Seychelles national have both been sentenced to three years in prison after being arrested for an out-of-doors romp last year.

From Gay Star News:

A 28-year-old British male teacher, identified only by his initials PA, admitted to having consensual gay sex with MB, a 40-year-old man from the Seychelles, next to a petrol station in February 2011.

The pair were said to have been drunk after a birthday celebration for one of them after which they stopped by a tree next to the petrol station for sex.
A man parked behind the petrol station witnessed the two men and reported them to police.
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During a court hearing in March this year (2012) they both admitted to having consensual sex and consuming alcohol. Each was sentenced to three years in jail and both will be deported after serving their prison terms.

On a related note, two Bangladeshi men were sentenced to six months in jail and deportation after having sex in a public bathroom. In case you didn't figure it out, same-sex sex is prohibited in Dubai.


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Dubai Gym Uses Nazi Death Camp Image to Entice People Who Want to Lose Weight

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A tasteless Auschwitz ad for a gym in Dubai is getting attention around the world. Phil Parkinson, the gym's owner, who apologized on Facebook and Twitter after the ad went viral, also says the ad was a success:

“A huge number people have researched or Googled… our YouTube channel has shot up, our [Facebook] group page has got an hundred extra members in minutes and we have had about five times as many enquiries as before. It has got to the point I am nervous that I can’t cater for demand.”


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