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:
When corrected by a fan, Durant confirmed the hypothetical status of his pants:
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.
Baumgartner received this tweet from NASA after completing his 128,000 foot plummet to earth.
You can read all about Baumgartner’s historical jump on the Red Bull website.
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: