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TODAY   |  July 31, 2013

Tightrope walker sets record between balloons

A tightrope walker has set a new record in China by making the distance between two hot air balloons in just 38 seconds.

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>>> trending on youtube, a dangerous high wire act . check out this acrobat that set a new guinness record by walking midair between two hot air balloons in china.

>> wow.

>> the 40-year-old daredevil took to the skies on a steal beam 59 foot long. it was just two inches wide. the stunt took 38 seconds.

>> that's it.

>> you witnessed the nik wallenda walk. does it measure up?

>> i would say definitely. let's see if he can do that for 23 minutes.

>> you have the two balloons moving at the same time. they rise and fall at different rates.

>> he did have to lean down at one point as you see there.

>> can't make it up.

>> is there a harness? i can't tell.