Man has been a dare devil since the dawn of time. He has always dreamt big and has achieved beyond the thinkable. Who would have thought that man, who started his journey from living in caves and using animal skin to cover his body, would one day rise above all other living beings and create wonders. Man carved mountains to build roads, used huge oceans to his advantage and tamed the wildest of animals. Sky scrapers, modern day technology and leaps in the medical field are true testaments to man’s evolution.
Thrills have always attracted man. History tells us numerous stories of ancient Roman gladiators mesmerizing the crowd with their bravado. Adventures including survival in wild life and climbing the highest mountains has always been a passion for man. This desire for excitement and adrenalin rush has grown with time. In the modern world, Red Bull, a famous energy drink has positioned itself as a drink for the Dare Devils. Red Bull has always been in the front when it comes to extreme sports and adventures.
One such activity took place recently, known as the World of Red Bull. Red Bull claims to give you wings, and this statement is strongly backed up with the video showing a collage of different high octane exploits. In the past, the brand was the lead sponsor for X-Games famous around the world including motorcycle and aerial stunts. Now, Red Bull goes a step ahead of everyone and creates this thrilling activity.
The World of Red Bull includes surfing in extreme conditions. What better way to exploit your goose bumps then tackling gigantic waves and hanging on to the surf board? But this is just the tip of the ice berg. World of Red Bull also includes reaching the top of mountains and experiencing, rather feeling the altitude and being on top of the world. All these activities are mind blowing, but one tops all;the Red Bull Stratos.
A space diving project involving Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner; Red Bull Stratos commenced On 14 October 201. Baumgartner used a helium balloon to fly into the stratosphere over New Mexico, for about 39 kilometers. He then took a free fall in a pressure suit and then used a parachute to reach Earth. The duration of the jump was approximately ten minutes.
Baumgartner broke the sound barrier when he reached the speed of 1,342.8 km/hour! But this is not all, he made another record. He became the first human to do so without any form of engine power.
Enough words. Take a look at the breath taking pictures and enjoy The World of Red Bull.