Empowering Witnesses to Break the Sound Barrier

On 14 October 2012, Austrian thrill seeker Felix Baumgarter took a supersonic leap from a balloon suspended nearly 39 kms above Earth, reached a top speed of more than 1,350 kms p/hour;and became the first person to skydive through the stratosphere and break the sound barrier. He also lived to tell the tale.

While this death-defying stunt may seem nothing like courtroom cross-examination, the two experiences have one thing in common: from a physiological perspective, the fear response invoked by both is likely to be the same or markedly similar.

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This may sound a little bit idealistic, but when I go to my blog, my facebook page, my twitter account, I talk to different people from all over the world, and you see how it’s easy to establish a dialogue.- Paulo Coelho