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Video: The 75-story Sulafa Tower skyscraper in the Dubai Marina is so tall that it's essentially above the clouds. So this guy is not just BASE jumping off a super high balcony, he's also jumping straight into a cloud of fog below. That thick blanket of mystery basically covers the world, hiding everything that's underneath it (namely: The ground). It's especially scary because a few seconds after he jumps, he's surrounded and blinded by the fog until the ground suddenly appears.

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Venus's unusually thick atmosphere is typically regarded as a barrier that prevents us from gazing upon its tortured surface. By studying subtle shifts in weather patterns, however, scientists have learned that these clouds also offer important clues as to what lies beneath.

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Video: New York City is a special place. In the morning, when the city wakes up. At night, when it doesn't sleep. On the grid, in the park, next to the water, across the boroughs, in the bars, on the corners, it all adds up to the best city in the world. Here's a great view of New York City, this time from above the clouds.

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Video: I know what my nightmares look like in real life now: this storm off of Maroochydore, Australia. I know what my version of hell would be: this storm off of Maroochydore, Australia. I know all this because this time lapse footage from Blue Dog Films is terrifying in the worst ways, with lightning buzzing and snapping all over the place and clouds morphing into every imaginable shape all at once.

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My favourite parts of Mike Olbinski's Monsoon II isn't the terrifying bits where the sky turns evil dark monster and decides to pour lightning and strike water down onto the ground but when it dances around like a balletic being and then notices that we're watching and moves its clouds so it envelopes us all. What a world to look up to.

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According to the greatest Internet resource, a wet microburst is a "small-scaled downburst" that is "accompanied by significant precipitation". I think that's underselling it a bit because man, this wet microburst that popped off in Tucson, Arizona basically looks like the sky decided to drop all of its rain at one damn time, like a faucet turning on and never shutting off until it smashes everything underneath.

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Video: Like, wow. Because so many of us are pummelled by light pollution and the daily grind of living in a city away from the clouds up in the sky, we rarely get to see it take the shape of different monsters and beings and creatures. Here's a short video from Mike Olbinski called The Chase that reveals the clouds for what they are, magic that blankets the sky.

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Video: I can't decide what I think this stream of fog looks like more. Is it a waterfall of ghosts diving off a cliff? A river of angels crossing dimensions? A giant snake made of clouds creeping on the Earth? Because the simple explanation of fog trickling down a waterfall isn't supernatural enough for me. It's a beautiful phenomenon, for sure, but it must be the work of some entity from another world.

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If there is no snow to snowboard it only makes sense to hook yourself onto a helicopter and take your snowboarding to the clouds. Watch as stuntman Wildman Adrian Cenni carves on clouds 1800m in the air while the helicopter flings him around at 130km/h. It looks so sick. Like a human Silver Surfer or something.