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Highest position in the world

Do you know who is in the highest position in the World?

President Barrack Obama
NO!

Gordon Brown?
No!
UN Secretary General?
No!
Pope Benedict?
NO!

Wonder No Longer...










Babu Sassi, a fearless young man from southern India is the cult hero of Dubai's army of construction workers.
Known as the "Indian on the top of the world", Babu is the crane operator at the world's tallest building, the 819-meter Burj Dubai. His office, the cramped crane cab perched on top of the Burj, is also his home. Apparently it takes too long to come down to the ground each day to make it worthwhile. When the building is completed, its elevators will be the world's fastest.

Stories about his daily dalliance with death are discussed in revered terms by Dubai's workers. Some say he has been up there for more than a year, others whisper that he's paid 30,000 dirhams ($8,168) a month compared with the average wage of 800 dirhams a month. All agree he's worth it.

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Re: Highest position in the world

Health Tip:

If you want to stay healthy, take the stairs, not the lift.
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Re: Highest position in the world

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Health Tip:

If you want to stay healthy, take the stairs, not the lift.

care to hazard a guess at how long it would take to walk up??????
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Re: Highest position in the world

Hmm - take a look at this:

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/babu-sass...operator.shtml

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Re: Highest position in the world

Aww, Jim, you're a right spoil sport, I was just getting ready to write something about vertigo!
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Aww, Jim, you're a right spoil sport, I was just getting ready to write something about vertigo!
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jim may be a spoilsport?? but their is still someone sat at the top of that crane to operate it. And presumably they dont suffer from vertigo, or if they do they are in the wrong job
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care to hazard a guess at how long it would take to walk up??????
How long would it take to climb a mountain that high?

My guess would be about three hours if you kept going, but it might take that long to get past security.

I wonder how long before someone tries to climb the outside of it?

Heights like that are scary, but I guess if you are going to fall it doesn't really matter whether you fall 100 feet or 2,000 - the end result will be the same, although you would at least have time to enjoy the view if you fell 2,000 feet!
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Heights like that are scary, but I guess if you are going to fall it doesn't really matter whether you fall 100 feet or 2,000 - the end result will be the same, although you would at least have time to enjoy the view if you fell 2,000 feet!

it is not the fall that kills you,

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it is not the fall that kills you,

it is the sudden stop


Yes, I would imagine that hitting the ground at terminal velocity would be, well, terminal.
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Re: Highest position in the world

Found these in an old email



This is taken from world's tallest building "Burj Dubai" @ 2,620 ft / 801m



Look at the edge (uppermost right corner) of the picture, you can almost see the turn of the earth

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Re: Highest position in the world

Reminds me of this:

http://www.nachshon.org.il/~itzs/Don...l/lunchbox.htm

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