Is This The Ultimate (& Most Dangerous) Infinity Pool In The World?

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It must be the ultimate infinity pool for thrill seekers - this natural swimming hole teeters on the lip of one of the world's biggest and most dangerous waterfalls.
As millions of gallons of water plunge over the lip of Zambia's Victoria Falls, bathers can dive into the Devil's Pool and swim right up to the edge. A rock ledge even allows the bravest to peer into the abyss 360 feet below



Between September and December every year - the end of the dry season - tourists can leap into the pool on the Zambezi River from nearby rocks.
Although by all accounts, it takes a while to build up enough courage to take the plunge for the first time.
Hardy tourists have to trek for up to an hour in sweltering temperatures to reach the swimming pool.
And if they don't want to jump in they have to wade through testing currents of water to get to the rocky pool.
Needless to say, if they lost their foot they would be seconds away from plunging to their deaths
Software engineer Francisc Stugren, 35, and his wife Angela, 30, visited the falls to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.
The American insisted the thrill was "better than bungee jumping".
He said: "Being in the Devil's Pool is a serious adrenaline rush for the first few minutes.
 
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he thought that you may get sucked away from the relatively calm waters of the pool and down the foamy hell into the pit makes you giddy with apprehension, although you have to stray far out quite a bit for that to happen. "If you jump in it adds up to the excitement but you can also get in gently.
"It's great fun - some people enjoy it quietly, swimming, looking and thinking, while others just keep screaming."
Victoria Falls, on the boarder of Zambia and Zimbabwe is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or 'The Smoke that Thunders', in the Kololo or Lozi languages.
 

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looks more like the pool of natural selection. why would anyone chance going to the edge with a child no less????!!!!
 

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Eeek! I usually have no problem with heights, but that would definitely make me a little nervous!