Man climbs skyscraper with bionic leg

Nov 4, 2012 Full story: WTHI-TV Terre Haute 10

A 31-year-old amputee has made history, becoming the first person to climb 103 floors of one of the world's tallest skyscrapers with a bionic leg.

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#1 Nov 4, 2012
I saw this story on Pravda a couple of days ago, but the headline led me to believe he climbed the outside, when he in reality climbed the stairs. Still it was pretty cool.

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#2 Nov 4, 2012
...skyscraper had a bionic leg......inconceivable....
Parden pard

Bath, PA

#3 Nov 5, 2012
Old Sam wrote:
...skyscraper had a bionic leg......inconceivable....
You should see the emergency fire hose,,!

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#4 Nov 5, 2012
Johnnomads wrote:
I saw this story on Pravda a couple of days ago, but the headline led me to believe he climbed the outside, when he in reality climbed the stairs. Still it was pretty cool.
DEFINITELY, you're correct,

they worded it like that to draw
the reader in.

“near Halloween.”

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#5 Nov 5, 2012
I meant to add,
he deserves great praise,
well, everyone needs 'a leg up'
sometimes!

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Sao Paulo

#6 Nov 5, 2012
The skyscraper has a bionic leg? Wow, that IS news...
Donkey Estonkey

Hampton, VA

#7 Nov 6, 2012
What he did was great, no question.
How the article's author skewed the headline; not so much.

IMO, the competition for on air ratings or print media sales has led many reporters/papers/networks to levels of deception with regard to their viewers and readers.
While the viewing public has clearly voiced their desire for analysis as well as fact reporting, many who report have taken that to opinion, which is not al all on the same page of analysis.

Bottom line, I guess, is we have to be discerning re who we trust to give us the latest.
There is still excellent reporting out there, but in my opinion (???) more poo than substance.
Sorry to rant on so...

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Sao Paulo

#8 Nov 7, 2012
Donkey Estonkey wrote:
What he did was great, no question.
How the article's author skewed the headline; not so much.
IMO, the competition for on air ratings or print media sales has led many reporters/papers/networks to levels of deception with regard to their viewers and readers.
While the viewing public has clearly voiced their desire for analysis as well as fact reporting, many who report have taken that to opinion, which is not al all on the same page of analysis.
Bottom line, I guess, is we have to be discerning re who we trust to give us the latest.
There is still excellent reporting out there, but in my opinion (???) more poo than substance.
Sorry to rant on so...
How can you say that? With all the updates on lil' honey boo boo's daily activities (did you see she got a new pet chicken? OMG!), what else do you want from the news?
Donkey Estonkey

Hampton, VA

#9 Nov 7, 2012
JM_Brazil wrote:
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How can you say that? With all the updates on lil' honey boo boo's daily activities (did you see she got a new pet chicken? OMG!), what else do you want from the news?
Yeah, missed that.
What color was the chicken?

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#10 Nov 8, 2012
Lol - haven't got the slightest. They should name it 'Lil'honey OMG-GET ME AWAY FROM THAT CHILD', or similar.

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