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    Eiffel Tower parachutist killed

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html

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    Preliminary investigations indicated that the man planned to film his jump as part of publicity for a Norwegian clothing brand, police said.

    The man, 31, entered the tower on Monday evening with a hidden parachute and a helmet that had a small video camera attached to it, said the official at Paris' police headquarters.

    Upon reaching the Eiffel Tower's 115-meter-high (380-foot-high) second deck, the man jumped. Investigators believe his parachute got caught in the tower's structure, causing it to detach from his body.

    He continued his fall without the parachute, crashing onto the 55-meter-high (182-foot-high) first deck of the famous Paris landmark, according to police and an official for SNTE, the company that manages the Eiffel Tower"

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    I was just coming here to start a thread entitled "Death of an Idiot," but you beat me to it!!!

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    I was just coming here to start a thread entitled "Death of an Idiot," but you beat me to it!!!

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html
    LOL... I like your title better, shall we edit it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrayersForMaura
    LOL... I like your title better, shall we edit it??

    Naaaahhhh!! LOL Its all good - I just can't believe someone tried that!!

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    Around here we'd call him a dumb a**.

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    surprisingly I don't think it will qualify him for a Darwin Award...
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