WARNING: The world’s most dangerous selfie!

By Drum Digital
27 August 2014

If you’re afraid of heights, please step back and don’t watch this YouTube clip.

But if you’re an adrenaline junkie, like me, well . . .  you’re welcome to indulge. Rooftopping photographers Daniel Lau, Andrew Tso, and A.S.  are so fearless they decided to climb a skyscraper called The Centre. It towers at more than 345 m over Hong Kong’s skyline.

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Once on top of the city’s fifth tallest building the daredevils, decided to take photos and, wait for it, to celebrate their achievement by eating bananas.

According to reports by PetaPixel (a photography blog), the pair used a selfie stick – a retractable pole modified to hold a camera or smartphone – to give viewers a pick over the edge and down into the bustling city below.

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Their action is reminiscent of the famous photograph Lunch Atop a Skyscraper of steelworkers suspended high up on a crossbeam above Manhattan, New York while constructing the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center in 1932.

29 Sep 1932 --- Construction workers eat their lunches atop a steel beam 800 feet above ground, at the building site of the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Two months ago, photographer Lee Thompson climbed to the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for his once-in-a-lifetime snapshot.

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These two international feats just might be the beginning of a new, possibly ill-advised selfie trend.

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