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The Network of the World’s Greatest Thrill Seekers

The Network of the World’s Greatest Thrill Seekers

With Alain Robert all set to scale the heights of Burj Khalifa this morning, Kipp takes a look at some of the world’s greatest thrill seekers.

March 27, 2011 5:08 by

This South African, known as Sharkman, probably wouldn’t consider himself a thrill seeker, but when Kipp saw what this man could do with sharks we thought thrill seeker probably described him the best. Rutzen has received worldwide attention for his ability to achieve “tonic immobility” with sharks. Tonic immobility is a natural state of paralysis which Rutzen is able to induce in sharks by turning them on their heads and massaging their snouts. After which, for fifteen minutes the sharks remain paralyzed, (to the delight of many scientists), just like the way a cat becomes still when held by the nape of her neck.

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