Friday Fun with Felix

It's Friday and frankly, it's hard to be serious with the weekend so near.  So, instead of a normal blog post, we thought it'd be fun to let you in on our preoccupation this week.  

How cool was the Red Bull Space Jump??

Since we have inquiring minds, we couldn't just leave it at an awesome video.  Here are some fun facts as well:

  • It would have taken the world's best marathon runners about 2 hours to cover the 24.26 miles that Felix Baumgartner fell.  It took Felix 9 minutes and 3 seconds.

  • Felix reached a maximum speed of 833.9 miles per hour.  The winning car at the 2012 Indy 500 averaged 167.734 mph.  Of course, he didn't have to contend with yellow flags.

  • Feilix was Free Fallin' for 4 minutes, 20 seconds -- six seconds more than Tom Petty 

  • Felix reached a maximum speed of 833.9 miles per hour.  The typical crusing speed of a Boeing 747 is 567 mph.

  • Felix jumped from a record-shattering 128,100 feet- that's 88 Empire State Buildings, 427 football fields or 292,800 cans of Red Bull stacked on top of each other.

There, now that you've learned something, you can call it a day!  Tell your boss we said so!