Risk, Immortality, and the Terrifying Pulpit Rock

Tom Scott
http://tomscott.com – http://twitter.com/tomscott – In a fjord near Stavanger, in southern Norway, is Preikestolen: Pulpit Rock. It’s known as one of the world’s scariest tourist attractions, for good reason — but despite the millions that visit it, it’s pretty safe. At least, for current human values of safe. Let’s talk about risk, immortality, and what it means to be human.

Thanks to my friends Tim, who held the camera, and Matt, who got the shot from the boat below. Tim did manage to dangle his legs off the end: I got a photo of him, while muttering “no, no, no, no” under my breath…

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