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Do you have any idea what BASE jumping means?

Correct answer: (b) means

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Apparently it is an acronym where the letters in the word are the first letters of a group of words.

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In other words the letters stand for building, antennae, span and earth, all of which you can jump from.

Correct answer: (c) stand for

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Felix Baumgartner recently basejumped out of a plane 9,000 metres above Dover, a port on the south coast of England.

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He intended to fly across the channel with a parachute and land on the coast of France near Calais.

Correct answer: (a) fly

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He started very early in the morning so that he was able to avoid commercial flights.

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During the flight his supporters claim that he will have reached 200 kmh.

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The fact remains that he survived and managed with the help of oxygen supplies to complete the crossing in ten minutes.

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He created a new record and joins Louis Bleriot, the first to fly across the channel in 37 minutes and Matthew Webb, the first to swim across in 22 hours.

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These are amazing achievements but if like me you want comfort, warmth and food on the journey, take the ferry crossing lasting 90 minutes.

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