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Intel Staff Base Jumping Off a Six Story Building

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Bing! Bong, bong, bong, bong!

You might remember back in December when Intel Finland shot five Intel engineers (or actors pretending to be Intel engineers) out of cannons for a commercial. The human cannonballs were fired at an arrangement of bells in an attempt to recreate the famous Intel chime.

However cool it was, the video from last year was also very fake. This next clip hails from Intel Romania and, though it's not yet clear if this one is fake too, we'd like to give the Romanian Intel employees in this video the benefit of the doubt.

The stunt was supposedly organized by Intel employee Iulian Sabau and involved dropping five men from the top of Intel six-story offices onto giant airbag horns, which then honked the Intel chime. Who did it better, the airbag honkers or the human cannon bells? You decide!

Intel Base Jump Stunt

And just to jog your memory, the cannon video…

Intel's Cannonbells

Source: Intel via Engadget

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    dtemple , September 28, 2010 8:03 AM
    Introducing fun into jumping off buildings? Sounds like they're trying to turn into another Foxconn ;-)
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    dtemple , September 28, 2010 8:03 AM
    Introducing fun into jumping off buildings? Sounds like they're trying to turn into another Foxconn ;-)
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    SpadeM , September 28, 2010 8:10 AM
    Jeez doar in Romania poti sa vezi chestii din astea :) ) ... cei drept finlandezi au fost mai buni.

    Like the fake video more, it's shorter and more fun.
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    DjEaZy , September 28, 2010 8:52 AM
    ... so? ... is there a point to do that?
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    cancer2 , September 28, 2010 9:23 AM
    I really don't get it :|, and I'm a romanien. These guys started it all, Intel should learn from Mel Brooks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnwOE_44D9M&feature=related

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    mp562 , September 28, 2010 10:54 AM
    I could have sworn base "jumping" means using a parachute? All they did was get "dropped" onto an airbag/horn. Kinda gay.
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    verbalizer , September 28, 2010 11:32 AM
    you can see by their commercials that outside of computing technology they're kinda lame... especially the overseas crews, weirdos.
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    nebun , September 28, 2010 12:01 PM
    DjEaZy... so? ... is there a point to do that?


    exactly what i said, lol
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    verbalizer , September 28, 2010 12:16 PM
    Quote:
    ... so? ... is there a point to do that?


    the criminally (very smart) intelligent often turn into the criminally (very smart) weird..
    some call it eccentric.
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    ceteras , September 28, 2010 12:18 PM
    mp562I could have sworn base "jumping" means using a parachute? All they did was get "dropped" onto an airbag/horn. Kinda gay.


    They call it "bass jumping".
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    bv90andy , September 28, 2010 12:27 PM
    Meanwhile Romania is in the worst economic crisis in the past 20 years and if the government continues to raise taxes and fails to offer basic services, Intel romania (with many other companies) will move and all those employees will be either fired or required to emigrate.
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    TheStealthyOne , September 28, 2010 12:45 PM
    "...when Intel shot five engineers"

    That scared me until I read on.
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    Anonymous , September 28, 2010 2:08 PM
    This has to be fake. It takes training to just from that far up, and it is very dangerous. I can't imagine Intel allowing this, due to obvious liability issues.
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    kalogagatya , September 28, 2010 2:32 PM
    They are training for when business goes REALLY bad..
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    borisof007 , September 28, 2010 4:22 PM
    I wish the last one was a giant whoopi cushion noise instead /5yr old
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    qube , September 28, 2010 4:23 PM
    Sure they called it bass jumping... it's because the pitch of the horns was so low
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    Trialsking , September 28, 2010 5:23 PM
    Would this be something Foxconn might try!?!?!?!?!
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    WR , September 28, 2010 5:58 PM
    So in Finland that's also how they ask for a raise!
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    jerreece , September 28, 2010 6:17 PM
    LOL At least at Intel they have a better grasp on how to base jump. Foxconn could learn from this.
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    dEAne , September 29, 2010 2:56 AM
    Maybe it's a fake, the real ones are the foxconn employees.
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    r_pad , September 29, 2010 6:35 AM
    mgilbertThis has to be fake. It takes training to just from that far up, and it is very dangerous. I can't imagine Intel allowing this, due to obvious liability issues.


    simple. sign a waiver. I'd do it. It looks like they all had a lot of fun
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