By Anne Cacherell
Taking high-risks to do dangerous and life-threatening things defies logic and reason. These daredevils feel the need for speed, an adrenaline rush and the thrill of doing the extremes. Meet Laso Schaller, the canyoneer and high-diver who sets a world record for the highest cliff-jump as he leaps from a 192-foot waterfall, taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, down into 26-feet deep water.
Living his life on the edge and on brief moments of ecstasy, this 27-year-old Brazilian-born thrill seeker completed the challenge from the Cascata del Salto waterfall in Switzerland. Going down at 76mph speed, he spent 3.5 seconds free falling.
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