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Adrenaline junkie 102-year-old takes a birthday base jump


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Adrenaline junkie 102-year-old takes a birthday base jump

Not everyone would celebrate their birthday by base jumping off a bridge, but thrill-seeking American pensioner, Dorothy Custer did exactly that. At 102 years old she might just be the oldest ever to do so.

With only a parachute to break her fall she made the tandem leap from the Twin Falls bridge in Idaho. It seemed once wasn’t enough.

“It was too short! I don’t know why it went down so quickly. But that was all right,” she exclaimed.

It appears she has a taste for danger. For her 101st birthday she ziplined across Snake River Canyon, and this year she had originally wanted to sky-dive from a plane.

The base jump was a gift from her family for her birthday on May 30.

An amateur entertainer since 1916, her base jump has launched her into instant internet stardom.