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Mountain climber Reinhold Messner was the first person in the world to climb every mountain taller than 8,000 meters, and in 1978 he pulled off a feat that was thought suicidal: he climbed Mount Everest without oxygen tanks. He did it again in 1980.
Mountain climber Reinhold Messner was the first person in the world to climb every mountain taller than 8,000 meters, and in 1978 he pulled off a feat that was thought suicidal: he climbed Mount Everest without oxygen tanks. He did it again in 1980.

An Austrian daredevil named Felix Baumgartner plans to break the world record for highest skydive in August.

After taking an air balloon to 120,000 feet, he'll step out of his helium cocoon at the edge of space and break the sound barrier on his way back to earth.

Sound exciting? It's already been done. Mental Floss has compiled a list of 11 amazing daredevils who have pulled off impossible stunts.

Read the whole story at Mental Floss

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