Dept. of High'N'Dry
The modern Icarus
Felix Baumgartner is a modern Icarus who did a daredevil-skydive across the Channel.
He' jumped the plane at 9000 metres and reached speeds of 360 km/h when freefalling.
To be sure not to repeat the Icarus-mistake Baumgarten decided to do the jump in the morning. And one of the exercises he used to train was to strap himself upon a Porsche.
Baumgarten do prove my private thesis that Austrians is mad (my neighbor use to climb the trees in clogs). Baumgarten have been base-jumping both from the statue of Christ in Rio and off the Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur.
I say that Baumgarten is an accident waiting to happen.