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Video: This is very probably one of the scariest places you can park your bum: At the very edge of a corner of a very tall building in downtown Toronto. To make it even worse, Oleg Cricket, the guy in the video, decided it would be a perfect time to start spinning around while he's sitting too. I've never been so stressed out after watching someone sit down.

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Video: I'm totally safe and sitting in front of a computer screen, and yet I'm sweating because watching this guy pull his crazy jumps from buildings is just not OK. This one is especially brutal because I really didn't expect him to end up where he landed. He starts on the roof of the building 40m in the air and ends up safely down in the harbour — but I thought he was gunning for that soft middle landing of water between the dock and not, like, on the freaking other side.

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Image Cache: This wonderful photo series comparing the size of things by Kevin Wisbith is a really fun way to earn some brain wrinkles, because it gives you a better sense of the true size of random buildings, ships, machines and other objects. You get to see things like the Death Star hover over Florida in space, a B-2 bomber stretch across the width of an entire football field and the Titanic lay out on top of a freaking aircraft carrier.

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Video: Here's a compilation of crazy runs, jumps and parkour tricks from Oleg Cricket, a daredevil who was either born without fear or recently made into some sort of superhero. Hell, maybe even both. You can see him sprint and jump off the side of skyscrapers, flip and twirl over gaps between buildings onto the roof next door, and even jump down multiple stories from the balcony as if he were Spider-Man. Oleg is nuts (even when compared to other parkour guys) but he's really, really good at what he does.

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China has become known for some of the zaniest, prettiest, most daring architecture of the 21st century. Sadly, that's all coming to a halt, as the government is now banning any new buildings that are dubbed "oversized", "xenocentric" or "weird."

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Video: Because of the city's history, unique geography, the towering buildings, the cramped quarters, all the greenery nearby and the water pushed up against the city, Hong Kong is a pretty magnificent place to photograph. Taking pictures of what's above and what's around and what's below is always pretty to look at. This drone view of Hong Kong might be the most spectacular of any photo or video footage ever taken of the city.