Felix Baumgartner, who for a moment was at the top of the world—or was it the bottom? I failed science—has been immortalized in a way only a man who has just broken the sound barrier can be immortalized. Legos!

The stunt itself was pretty cool as stunts go. I mean, the guy broke the sound barrier in just a space suit basically. And while, when you usually think of stunts and Red Bull you think of dirt bikes and large fountains in Vegas, this one had more of a hook.

When Mr. Baumgartner lost control of his body during the early part of the jump, he feared going into a flat spin that would send blood away from the center of his body.

"At a certain R.P.M.," he said afterward, "there's only one way for blood to leave your body, and that's through your eyeballs. That means you're dead. That was what we feared most."


That is, quite possibly, the most terrifying thing I've ever read. Quick, go back to the Legos.


h/t Shitke