Tweet of the Day: Kevin Durant

Can you imagine falling faster than the speed of sound…from the edge of space? How would you react? Would you classify the experience as being fun? Thrilling? Exhilarating?

Or would you be sweating bullets? Perhaps you—like some others—would release your bowels?

One such person is Kevin Durant who, after seeing Felix Baumgartner’s free fall from the earth’s stratosphere, wrote:

Wow just seen Felix Baumgartner jump from the edge of space! #couldnthavebeenme..my pants woulda smelled like a dump truck lol congrats
@KDTrey5
Kevin Durant

When corrected by a fan, Durant confirmed the hypothetical status of his pants:

Hahhahah no question RT @: @ So it would be a Doo Doo Jump?
@KDTrey5
Kevin Durant

While Kevin’s response is quite humorous, Baumgartner’s feat was anything but.

It was both amazing and historic.

Felix, an Austrian extreme sports enthusiast—whose accolades include skydiving across the English Channel and base jumping the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, just became the first person to complete a supersonic skydive.

Here is an animated simulation of the free fall and a gallery of photos from today’s history feat.

Baumgartner received this tweet from NASA after completing his 128,000 foot plummet to earth.

Congratulations to Felix Baumgartner and @ on a record-breaking leap from the edge of space! http://t.co/HQIga3Ov #livejump
@NASA
NASA

You can read all about Baumgartner’s historical jump on the Red Bull website.

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Michael Brumagin is the “Tweet of the Day” columnist for Sheridan Hoops and a sports column Contributor for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter and read more of his writing on B/R:

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