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The Most Dangerous Hobbies You Might Actually Want To Try

Having a hobby is one of the things that is supposed to help you relax and have some fun after working or studying. With thousands of different hobbies, there is something for everyone. You might be surprised to see how many adrenaline activities have been invented to entertain those who might find the more casual hobbies boring. Some of them cannot be called anything but downright dangerous, pushing people to the limits of what their bodies (and minds) can withstand. These are the Most Dangerous Hobbies You Might Actually Want To Try Anyway.

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Skydiving

Skydiving

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Also known as parachuting, skydiving is a popular adrenaline sport which involves a free fall at the speed of gravity and a controlled fall with the use of a parachute. These days, most skydivers are required to carry two parachutes (in case the first one fails), but fatalities still do occur in this sport with about 1 death per 150,000 jumps. When the skydiver performs unsafe maneuvers though, injuries might occur even under a fully functional parachute.

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Deep diving

Deep diving

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The definition of deep diving might vary with certain categories but in terms of recreational diving, a depth below about 30 meters (98 feet) is usually considered a “deep dive” as it is where nitrogen narcosis becomes a significant hazard for some divers. Also, there is always the risk of running out of air and being attacked by some marine predators.

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BASE jumping

BASE jumping

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One of the most extreme sports, BASE jumping is parachuting or wing-suit flying from a fixed structure. The word BASE is actually an acronym that stands for 4 categories of fixed objects from which BASE jumpers jump: building, antenna, span, and Earth. Due to the lower altitudes of the jumps, BASE jumping is significantly more dangerous than skydiving from a plane. Needles to say, BASE jumping is prohibited at many locations.

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Kart racing

Kart racing

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In recreational kart racing, drivers usually do not drive as fast as professional racers who can reach speeds exceeding 260 kilometers per hour (160 miles per hour) but even driving at lower speeds of “just” about 40 or 50 kilometers per hour (25 or 30 miles per hour) might be considerably dangerous as the karts are open and the driver has no protection at all.