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MSNBC Overhypes Daredevil Stunt

We were all impressed by daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s weekend free-fall stunt. We have no idea how it would feel to plummet to the earth from such an incredible height (and our vertigo ensures that we will never find out), but this on-board camera view of the entire globe shot from Baumgartner’s perspective is undeniably amazing. Yeah, we know you’ve already seen it, but it’s really worth watching a second or third time:

We’d say it was fairly difficult to overstate how impressive this event turned out to be. MSNBC, however, just couldn’t help but exaggerate things a bit:

We can’t really hold such an innocent slip-up against MSNBC–everybody makes mistakes, right? But we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone how important basic fact-checking and copy review duties can be. Make sure to thank your editor today if you have one.

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