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You might pass out watching this insane 600ft rope swing bungee jump
Face it, humans: you can’t fly.
Proving once again that the world’s most insane thrill-seekers are really just fearless children at heart, some maniacs have devised a way to rope swing through South Africa’s beautiful Magwa Falls gorge. Right after 60-story plunge down into it.
Mike Wilson and Andrew Kirkpatrick supervised the crew that put together this safe-as-long-as-you-don’t-die bungee jump, which includes a sphincter-tightening four seconds of absolute free fall. Plenty of time to consider all of your choices up to that point.
It’s an exhilarating clip, but I found it hard to relate to. Aside from not having dreadlocks, most of my suicidal leaps take place in workday fantasies. Given the chance to stand atop a great height and conquer my fears, it would have gone more like this:
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'