Base jumpers set new world record

A pair of base jumpers have set a new world record by leaping 2,717 feet off the tallest building in the world.

Veteran base jumpers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet plummeted from the top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower, about twice the height of the Empire State Building.

According to the Daily Mail, after taking the leap, Fugen said, "'This was the jump of a lifetime and an achievement of three years of hard training."  Reffet said, "This was my best jump by far. It was a dream come true."

They are not the first to make the jump from the top of the tower, but in order to break the world record, they had to jump from a special platform built on the very top, which added an extra 500 feet.

The stunt was organized by Skydive Dubai, who celebrated the new record by posting a video of it on its Facebook page.