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November 5, 2009

He holds the highest position in the world


Long story short: His name is Babu Sassi, he's from India and he's the crane operator on the topmost floor of Burj Dubai (above), the tallest building in the world.

From a website:


The Highest Human in the World

Babu Sassi, a fearless young man from southern India, is the cult hero of Dubai's army of construction workers.

Known as "the Indian on top of the world," Babu is the crane operator at the world's tallest building, the 819-meter Burj Dubai.

His office, the cramped crane cab perched on top of the Burj, is also his home.

It takes too long to come down to the ground each day to make it worthwhile — although, when the building is completed, its elevators will be the world's fastest.

Stories about his daily dalliance with death are discussed in revered terms by Dubai's workers.

Some say he has been up there for more than a year, others whisper that he's paid 30,000 dirhams ($8,168) a month compared with the average wage of 800 dirhams a month.

But everyone agrees, he's worth it because nobody else would have the courage to do the job!


Number me among them.

[via Linda Lou Turner]

November 5, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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Mike Harney..............ha, ha!!

Posted by: lt | Nov 6, 2009 8:43:28 AM

Some say Babu is a Breatharian.

Meanwhile, the poor schlub in the very slightly lower crane with no fame at all taunts Babu at night, shouting slightly adjusted punch lines from urban legends up at him.

"It wasn't a dog, it was a giant Babu!"

"The phone calls are coming from inside the Babu!"

"And there, on the door handle, was a Babu!"

Posted by: Mike Harney | Nov 5, 2009 9:40:44 PM


If he ate correctly, (guarded secret) his we-we would vaporise into "Dom Perignon" wine. His po-po would make patties for McDonald's 1/3 pounder (soon to be known as the "Sassi Angus".

Posted by: Joe Peach | Nov 5, 2009 4:59:00 PM

If he was really fearless he would have married my x!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Nov 5, 2009 4:41:08 PM

He must have sphincters of steel.

Or, what happens to pee when it falls 819 meters? (Or poop, but I hate to even think...)

Posted by: Flautist | Nov 5, 2009 4:07:51 PM


Posted by: lt | Nov 5, 2009 12:30:03 PM

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