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Record-breaking: Man walks nearly 1.4 miles across highline 100 meters above ground

International Slackline Association (ISA). Nathan Paulin managed to walk a staggering 2,200 meters (nearly 1.4 miles) across a highline which was rigged at approximately 100 meters from the ground. He accomplished the feat at Mont-Saint-Michel, a tidal island located in France, and it took Paulin nearly two hours to get all the way across.  (Insta360)"The feeling when I’m on the line… it’s almost impossible to describe it. Sometimes I feel really powerful when I do that, but sometimes I also feel really small and I feel like I’m nothing.

Being able to do that makes me feel free," Paulin said in a news release.  (Insta360)Paulin has been highlining since 2010 and holds multiple world records. One of his most notable performances included highlining from the Eiffel Tower in 2017.  (Insta360)RELATED: Double amputee sails around the world amid pandemic, poverty and piratesHighlines are a form of slacklining which is essentially a "2- to 5-centimeter wide piece of webbing made from synthetic fibers, which is rigged between to fixed points," according to the ISA. Not to be confused with tightrope walking which involves a taut line or rope secured between two fixed points, slacklining uses a different line material and uses less tension. Highlines, specifically, are rigged at "great heights" many times between rocks or even two mountain peaks, the ISA website said. "In highlining it is not only balance that matters. Even people free of vertigo fight their instincts here.

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A pandemic is a disease epidemic that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents, or worldwide. A widespread endemic disease with a stable number of infected people is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu. Throughout history, there have been a number of pandemics of diseases such as smallpox and tuberculosis. One of the most devastating pandemics was the Black Death, which killed an estimated 75–200 million people in the 14th century.

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