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We're not sure what compels someone to strap on some skates and bomb downhill in an all out slippery race to break their own tailbones, but it sure is thrilling to watch. Here's a compilation of falls, fails, and action from the scary-looking, action-packed sport of competitive downhill ice skating.

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10 Crazy Images That Capture The Frozen Apocalyptic Craziness Of The Midwest Polar Vortex

In case you missed it, it is insanely, bone-chilling (if not shattering) cold out in the midwest. Check this AskReddit we ran the other day, that includes people out there, sharing just what -30 degrees feels like. They're trudging through a polar vortex, for the ages. The pictures surfacing on Twitter, look like nothing short of an Ice Age kind of crazy, weather event. Seriously, I've heard word of -30 out there, and I suspect it's been even colder. We hope everyone's staying warm from the cold, and keeping safe! 

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18 Adrenaline-Fueled Everyday Activities That Might as Well Be Extreme Sports

Sure, anyone can jump out of a plane or go whitewater rafting. But it's the real daredevils who browse dank memes while their boss is 4 feet away.

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win Chinese couple marries in a hammock suspended 180 meters up at Shiniuzhai National Geopark
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Zhou Wenlong and Jiang Huizhu got a very memorable wedding, saying 'I do' in a hammock suspended 180 meters in the air at the Shiniuzhai National Geopark in Hunan province. 

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Manizales capital of the Department of Caldas, is a city and municipality in central Colombia, near the Nevado del Ruiz volcano.

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The first bit of the Megavalanche is really more about dodging all the fallen racers squirming in the slush to get back on their bikes. Jamie Nicoll shows that’s no easy task, as he goes down twice in the first two minutes of the mass-start downhill. Nicoll still managed a 7th place finish.
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Mind the gap.

Professional skier Cody Townsend won "Line of the Year" at the 2014 Powder Awards with this death defying attempt in Alaska, which he describes as "the scariest thing I've ever done."

The clip is featured in the new ski film from Red Bull and MSP Films, "Days of My Youth."

Filmed over two years using state of the art techniques and technologies, this movie offers a unique glimpse into the journey of self-discovery that every skier experiences.