Behavior: The Pleasures of Dying

When both of his parachutes failed in a recent jump from a plane 3,300 feet above the Coolidge, Ariz., airport, Skydiver Bob Hall, 19, plummeted earthward and hit the ground at an estimated 60 m.p.h. Miraculously, he survived. A few days later, recovering from nothing more serious than a smashed nose and loosened teeth, he told reporters what the plunge had been like: "I screamed. I knew I was dead and that my life was ended. All my past life flashed before my eyes, it really did. I saw my mother's face, all the...

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