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This is the Most Intense Flotilla in the World

The King of the Alps is a kayak race that is held annually on the Passerio River, located in northern Italy. The race, now in its fourth year, pits over 90 racers against each other in a massive "marathon" style water Chinese downhill. 

RELATED: China's Urban Downhill Race is Terrifying

I know plenty of people who took rafts, inner tubes, and other floatation devices down their local rivers this past holiday weekend, but I have to give the advantage to our European counterparts. This is the most intense flotilla I have ever seen. 

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Alex Honnold Answers Dumb Questions about El Cap Free Solo
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Alex Honnold Answers Dumb Questions about El Cap Free Solo

Alex Honnold Answers Dumb Questions about El Cap Free Solo

If you could sit down with rock climbing phenomenon Alex Honnold, what would you ask him? Lucky for Funny Or Die writer Tam, she is given the opportunity to do so. Her questions, well, they’re a bit dumb. At least that's what she claims. RELATED: Alex Honnold Makes an Appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live I don’t think she’s giving herself enough credit. She’s doing some quality investigative journalism, for example, her inquiry about how he managed to go to the bathroom while scaling El

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The NY Times Explores the Filming of Free Solo
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The NY Times Explores the Filming of Free Solo

The NY Times Explores the Filming of Free Solo

When Jimmy Chin and his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi set out to make a film about Alex Honnold’s climbing three years ago, they knew exactly what they were in for. Honnold, as the world’s premiere free soloist, was toeing a fine line with death during his record-breaking climbs. Hanging off the edge of the cliff, in intimate close quarters with Honnold, Chin and his crew of filmmakers knew they had to be ready for the worst case. What if he falls? RELATED: Alex Honnold Gives Ted Talk on

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Video: The Flying Frenchies Perform Mind-Bending Wingsuit Stunt
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Video: The Flying Frenchies Perform Mind-Bending Wingsuit Stunt

Video: The Flying Frenchies Perform Mind-Bending Wingsuit Stunt

Truth be told, we’re not really sure what’s even happening in this video. Something about French fries, wingsuits, and F-14s. If you haven’t heard of the Flying Frenchies (a group of acrobats, wingsuiters, slackliners, surfers, and all-round aerial badasses), you’re really missing out. Think of it as the wildest circus show you’ve ever seen, except it all happens in the sky. Literally. This time, the crew has a new stunt up their sleeve, involving something akin to an aerial arrestor cable