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BASE jumpers set record by jumping off the Burj Khalifa

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Daredevls Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet broke the world record for the highest BASE jump earlier this week by flinging themselves off the top of the 2,717-feet tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai. The jump was sponsored by the skydiving resort Skydive Dubai, which constructed a small platform at the top of the building in order to make the jump possible. The gentleman jump together and curve around the building like flying squirrels, trailing red plumes behind them for effect.

People have jumped before from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, but this is the first time anyone's done it from the very top.