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Heard someone jumped off the tower and went splat. Yikes. That's gonna leave a mark.

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My maternal grandfather fell from one of the Marina Tower antennas to the roof during the construction of the towers. Broke his back.

True story. Supposedly. He lied a lot. Mum confirmed it though.
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Heard someone jumped off the tower and went splat. Yikes. That's gonna leave a mark.
interesting bit of info for you anything over 4 floors is almost always fatal
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interesting bit of info for you anything over 4 floors is almost always fatal
I jumped off a balcony 10 floors up as a joke, and I was just fine. They made me pay for the cracked sidewalk though.

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I jumped off a balcony 10 floors up as a joke, and I was just fine. They made me pay for the cracked sidewalk though.
take it easy there Mr. Norris.
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I jumped off a balcony 10 floors up as a joke, and I was just fine. They made me pay for the cracked sidewalk though.
I just went and tried the same thing and died. fml.

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I just went and tried the same thing and died. fml.
I did the first few times I tried it too. More practice will help.

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used to live on the top floor..
I've hung girls off the balcony on their backs or upside down by their feet.. kind of stupid thing to do looking back on it..
i've had people crawl from balcony to balcony when drunk as well...

the article in the times wont load.. I did hear some sirens earlier - I actually am looking at marina now I work maybe 100' away next door (I am in IBM right now)
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Are you a liquid mountaineer, too, Ken?

I am planning on doing that for the Xterra triathlon.

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used to live on the top floor..
I've hung girls off the balcony on their backs or upside down by their feet..
Is there a name for this...position?

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interesting bit of info for you anything over 4 floors is almost always fatal


It's not the fall beyond 4 floors, it's the sudden stop that kills.

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Someone needs to throw this tread off the marina towers. wawawaaaa

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Are you a liquid mountaineer, too, Ken?
i wonder how many people have tried it.

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