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Each of the letters in "BASE" are an abbreviation for the four locations people use to jump from with parachutes: buildings, antennas (for TV stations or cell phone towers), spans (bridges) and the earth (cliffs, mountains).
In the news[edit | edit source]
In September 2013, three men jumped from the One World Trade Center in New York City. The building was still under construction then. They made a video of their jump using cameras on their heads. They then put it on YouTube. The jumpers and a helper on the ground were later arrested, after turning themselves in to police.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Chart of BASE jumps". BASENumbers.org. http://www.basenumbers.org/. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- Haley Draznin (26 March 2014). "Four men arrested in One World Trade Center jump stunt". CNN website. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/25/justice/one-world-trade-center-jump-stunt/. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
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