Death is scary no matter what -- but it gets even scarier once your imagination, and all your most insane phobias, begin to take hold. We white-knuckled our way through this list of the most terrifying ways to die. (Got a scarier one? Share it in the comments. Nightmares for everyone!)
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Video: I started to watch this video expecting a routine BASE jump, but no, it's nothing routine. "JT Holmes follows Mark Broderick as he pushes the limits of base jumping with nine front flips on a tower," says the description. Indeed. Broderick cut it so close that, for a moment there, I thought he was going to crash.
Video: Luckily for Eric Hjorleifson, the avalanche that he started by going down a big mountain pillow line doesn't fully consume him, leaving him relatively unscathed -- he just "twisted his knee a bit." You can hear the fear in his heavy breathing after the incident, though. I don't blame him. It's quite scary.
At this point, we've all seen the insane Russian dudes who dangle off of tall things. But that looks like child's play when you see these Ukrainian guys scale the second tallest building in the world. Like, they literally go to the very top.
Kirill Oreshkin doesn't appear to have any fear or vertigo. That or he's the craziest of the craziest Russians who climb -- without any safety measures -- to the top of buildings, cranes, towers or any other structure that guarantees that they would end like a flesh omelette if they make the tiniest mistake.
While many people who value their privacy got pretty pissed when they found out that companies such as AT&T were illegally tapping their phones for the NSA, President Bush doesn't see it that way. In fact, he thinks the wiretapping telcos are American heroes, and anyone who thinks differently is straight-up unpatriotic.
newVideoPlayer("stalker_phone_gawker.flv", 475, 376); We're not trying to say that the Today Show/traditional media is fearmongering with this "cellphones are stalking the crap out of this family" story, but we had to change our underwear twice while watching this minute and a half clip.
If you take the video at face value, some "hackers" have taken over the family's cellphones and are using it to record conversations and take illicit pictures of the victims. They're also breaking into voicemail and leaving threats about raping and killing the daughter. This happens even if the family changes cellphones, apparently, so whoever's doing this is a hardcore hax0r the likes we haven't seen since the first Scream movie. – Jason Chen