Base Jumper Collides With Building In Russia

Published December 12, 2014 13 Plays

Rumble / Close CallsThese things might not always make sense, but some people actually enjoy doing them. Whether we’re talking about adrenaline sports or absolutely extreme stunts like this one, they are among the most common hobbies in the world. You might be wondering why, so let’s revisit a biology lesson in order to explain this.

It all boils down to a hormone called adrenaline. It is released by our adrenal glands usually in really stressful situations, thus getting the name ‘fight or flight’ hormone. What it does is speed up all of our normal functions, starting with our heart beating faster, making the blood flow faster to wherever it is needed. Along with adrenaline, the body releases other hormones that flow faster through the blood vessels thanks to adrenaline, some of them being the hormone of happiness - serotonin and the natural pain-reliever, the hormone endorphin. This heady mix of hormones is what makes these activities worthwhile to the so called adrenaline junkies.

This footage shows us that adrenaline sports shouldn’t be taken so lightly. There is a high risk of injury that might turn out to be lethal. A BASE jumper in Russia experiences an incredibly scary moment after slipping upon his exit from a building rooftop and losing control during his landing. Luckily, he only suffered a few minor scratches and bruises during the incident. BASE jumping stands for parachuting or wingsuit flying off of buildings, antennae, spans and tall Earth objects like cliffs and mountains.