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The skinny: Sky-high selfie offers a view like no other

That vertigo feeling

Sky-high selfie offers a view like no other

The most dangerous selfie ever taken? It is certainly up there. The video posted on YouTube by photographer Daniel Lau shows him and friends relaxing as they eat bananas, with Hong Kong's skyline in the background, the Daily Telegraph of London reported. But the scene takes a vertigo-inducing turn when Lau changes the camera angle using a "selfie stick" — a retractable pole on which the camera is mounted — to reveal that they are on top of the Centre, a skyscraper in Hong Kong that is 1,135 feet tall. It is Hong Kong's fifth-tallest building. According to the newspaper, the footage is dizzying to watch, not least because Lau turns the camera around several times, offering a stomach-churning view of the streets below him, before lowering the lens and turning his attention to his mobile phone.

A road trip

Going the distance to save hurt bear

An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help. KTAR-FM in Glendale, Ariz., reported that Christopher Morris of Payson called several rescues in the area to take the bear but none had space. He then contacted the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center about an hour away in Scottsdale, which agreed to take the bear, and he took the cub on the road trip. Tests showed the 4-month-old cub had a fractured leg. It is unknown if the cub will be released back into the wild.

Take that

'Schindler's List' greets neo-Nazis

Neo-Nazis rallying in the Swedish city of Norrkoping were greeted by the theme song from Schindler's List ringing from the bells of the clock tower at City Hall. Local government spokesman Ulf Mossberg said the tune from Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning Holocaust drama was played before and after a political rally Tuesday by the Party of the Swedes, a small extremist group.

Compiled from wire services

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