Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Brazilian survives record waterfall drop

Some stories speak for themselves:
A Brazilian man has descended a 127ft waterfall in a kayak, breaking the world record.

Pedro Olivia took just 2.9 seconds and hit speeds of 70mph as he hurtled down the Amazon's Salto Belo falls.

The 26-year-old shattered the existing 108ft world record with his drop into the Rio Sacre...

The descent was almost double that of Niagara Falls on the US border with Canada. Despite being 176ft high, the actual drop is only 70ft because of rocks at the bottom.

Olivia, 26, said: "It's a story that I will be telling for the rest of my life."
(Hat tip: Deadspin).

Image- Daily Mail
Online Sources- Deadspin, ITN

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