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Dizzying Photos of Ukrainian Daredevil Hanging from Tall Buildings

Eastern Europeans must have altered adrenaline glands! It hasn’t been long since we shared heart-stopping photos of Russian skywalkers, and this time it’s a former legal adviser Pavel from Ukraine that stops traffic and leaves people in awe. A 26-year-old rooftopper from Kiev, better known as Mustang Wanted, has shocked the world with the pictures of him holding on to various high-rise building with just one hand. It’s hard to believe, but Pavel doesn’t use any safety gear nor ropes.

Even though his pictures and videos might make some heads spin, Mustang Wanted himself claims that he never feels any fear: “Sometimes I think that I’m a robot. I do not feel anything,” he says. Which does seem to be quite true, seeing how Pavel manages to make all these tricks look effortless in the pictures.

It appears that most of the appreciation for the hobby comes from knowing that he is able to do just anything he wants: “Death is not the worst thing that can happen. Everyone dies – but not everyone lives the way they want. If you are afraid of everything – you must live in a sterile laboratory.” Take note, however, that he does not advice anyone to try doing it themselves!

China’s Government Paves a Highway Around Stubborn Homeowners

In order to build a new road, the Chinese government had to move a village of over 1000 people – two, however, said they would stay till the bitter end and didn’t leave. It wouldn’t be a big deal, only now their house stands alone in the middle of a new motorway of Xiayangzhang village in the province of Zhejiang. The phenomenon of a lone house that wasn’t torn down due to the constructions is called a “nail house” in China, referring to the image of an ingrown nail that’s painful and almost unable to remove.

Luo Baogen and his wife, the only residents of the five-storey block of flats, explain that they won’t move because the compensation the government offers is not sufficient. The farmer says he would move if the government offered enough for him to rebuilt a house elsewhere, but the standing offer of 260,000 yuan (US$41,573) won’t cover the costs. The road, leading to the Wenling Railway Station, hasn’t been opened yet, but with adequate supply of electricity and water, the farmer family seems pretty confident about their decision.

Home sweet home indeed!