Eagle ''Darshan'' with camera flies from Dubai skyscraper

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  1. DarkFriday

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    An eagle with a small camera on its back has flown from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.

    Video from the imperial eagle, Darshan, was live-streamed as it swooped 829.8 metres to its trainer on the ground.
    The organisers, Freedom Conservation, claim it is the highest-ever recorded bird flight from a man-made structure.

    The event was staged to highlight the plight of the endangered bird of prey.

    Although the camera weighed only 300g, that still equates to 10% of the bird's weight.
     
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    I knew an Indian kid named Darshan.
    Yep.
     
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    Would have been cool if they showed the eagle's view during its dive.
     
  6. DarkFriday

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    That was pretty cool.

    One day, I'd like to visit Dubai, I just don't want to get shot while doing it.
     
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    claud vergerlhimer checking radiation shields
     
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    to bad he didn't have a bomb strapped to him
     
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    Pretty cool
     
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    how did the eagle get to the top ?
     
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    Good question...
     
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    elevator
     
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    He read on Craigs list Dubai, there was a female eagle hooker up there.
     
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    magic
     
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