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47 Adrenaline Rush Extremes

— June 23, 2008 — Unique
Ready for a lesson in shock culture? The gallery features a range of global innovations in "extreme culture," giving you insight into the different ways in which adrenaline junkies from around the world get their fix. These acts range from consuming potentially lethal foods to engaging in dangerous extreme sports. To other people, extreme can mean spending obscene amounts of money on ultra luxury getaways, and for others it means getting over-the-top tattoos and piercings; everyone has their own ideas when they're looking for a rush.

The listed foods, for example, are actually consumed around the world, some still avoided by locals, but the majority eaten as mainstream dietary delicacies. In Asia, for example, eating jelly fish isn't that bizarre, so jelly fish ice cream really only shocks those in the west. Blow fish, on the other hand, is considered an "extreme" food even in Japan, from which the fish are harvested.

Take a look at some of the most interesting, extreme thrills from around the world.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Ultra Deadly Meals
Ultra Deadly Meals
Tiger Fugu
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45
Escalator Skiing
Escalator Skiing
Extreme Ski Stunt Video Is A YouTube Hit
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44
Extreme Climate Change Protest
Extreme Climate Change Protest
Greenpeace Jumps On Airplane
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43
Luxury Fantasy Camps
Luxury Fantasy Camps
An $11 Billion Industry
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42
Skydiving Into Another Plane
Skydiving Into Another Plane
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41
Extreme AdverStunts
Extreme AdverStunts
Kobe Jumps over Snakes for Nike
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40
Pen Spinning Tournaments
Pen Spinning Tournaments
16 Year Old Japanese Champion
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39
Extreme Eating
Extreme Eating
Consider A Side Of Beak With That Rice
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38
Turbine Jet Packs for the Masses?
Turbine Jet Packs for the Masses?
Jet Pack International Makes it Possible
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37
Extreme Stunt YouTube Ads
Extreme Stunt YouTube Ads
Kobe Bryant Jumps Over Aston Martin for Nike
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36
Top 7 Innovations in Extreme Sports Photography
Top 7 Innovations in Extreme Sports Photography
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35
Backpack Planes
Backpack Planes
The EXO-Wing
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34
Edible Insects
Edible Insects
Entomophagy
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33
$200,000 Extreme Valentine's Day Getaway
$200,000 Extreme Valentine's Day Getaway
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32
Fly By Wire
Fly By Wire
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31
Liquified Rotten Cheese
Liquified Rotten Cheese
Blue Stilton Milk Shake
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30
3-in-1 Sports Gear
3-in-1 Sports Gear
Zerofra 360
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29
Train Surfing
Train Surfing
Danish YouTube Daredevil Gets Smashed
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28
Weird Food Trends and Daredevil Delicacies
Weird Food Trends and Daredevil Delicacies
What's On The Menu?
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27
Pickled Pigs Lips and Other Edible Atrocities
Pickled Pigs Lips and Other Edible Atrocities
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26
Extreme Moonlit Activities
Extreme Moonlit Activities
Volcano Hikes, Night Safaris, After-Dark Markets
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25
Daredevil Soccer Stunts
Daredevil Soccer Stunts
Cesc Fàbregas for Nike T90
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24
Extreme Sport Tea
Extreme Sport Tea
House Cafe Tea Packaging
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23
Science-Fusion Cuisine
Science-Fusion Cuisine
Molecular Gastronomy at the Fat Duck
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22
Ostrich Racing
Ostrich Racing
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21
Amazing GPS Sports Glove
Amazing GPS Sports Glove
Verva Vie Sports Gauntlet
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20
Top 29 Underwater Innovations, From Deep Sea Golf to Fashion Photography
Top 29 Underwater Innovations, From Deep Sea Golf to Fashion Photography
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19
Adventure Travel Top Gun Style
Adventure Travel Top Gun Style
Fly Your Own L-39 Jet Fighter
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18
World's Highest Bungee Jump
World's Highest Bungee Jump
Macau Tower is 764 Ft Up
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17
Extreme Origami
Extreme Origami
Is Paper Folding A Sport?
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16
Extreme Tourism
Extreme Tourism
Swimming With Sharks
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15
Extreme Tourism Part II
Extreme Tourism Part II
Diving With Crocodiles
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14
World's Spookiest Spots
World's Spookiest Spots
Haunted Travel Picks
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13
Extreme Wheelchair Tricks
Extreme Wheelchair Tricks
Including Wheelchair Half Pipe
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12
Souped-Up Surf Boards
Souped-Up Surf Boards
PowerSki JetBoard Makes Wave Riding Motorized
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11
HangBoarding
HangBoarding
Trapeze Bolted to a Snowboard
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10
Extreme Hotels
Extreme Hotels
Luxury For Adrenaline Junkies + Building Itself is a Climbing Wall
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9
Powerisers
Powerisers
Jumping Stilts
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8
Spring-Soled Bouncing Shoes
Spring-Soled Bouncing Shoes
Kangoo Jumps
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7
Tailgate Dining
Tailgate Dining
The Exhaust Cooked Burger
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6
Jumbo-Sized Schnitzel & Burgers
Jumbo-Sized Schnitzel & Burgers
Waldgeist Restaurant
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5
Pierced Dimples
Pierced Dimples
Pixie Cheeks
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4
Killer Heels
Killer Heels
Cruel Designer Shoes
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3
Extreme Ballerina Heels 2
Extreme Ballerina Heels 2
Christian Louboutin Fetish Shoes
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2
Top 25 Innovative Tattoos + Tongue Tattoos
Top 25 Innovative Tattoos + Tongue Tattoos
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1
Extreme Body Modification
Extreme Body Modification
Twin Amputates Arm To Give His Brother Third Arm
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