This guy's name is Alexander Polli, and he's basically Batman.
Part of the reason we love seeing Rube Goldberg setups in action is that they offer a simple metaphor for the genius of chain reactions within everyday gadgets. But what happens when you add the human body to the equation? A German acrobat has provided the answer.
Parkour: "the activity or sport of running through an area, typically in an urban environment, using acrobatic techniques to negotiate obstacles." Bike parkour: making your bike hop up and down ledges, rooftops, rails, and any other narrow places bikes aren't supposed to on.
The Pima Air & Space Museum in Tuscon, Arizona decided what the world really wants to see isn't a man pretending to fly, but a helicopter getting forced out of the sky by the weight of a 45-foot-long paper aircraft. Good news: there's a video and everything.
I think we have the perfect stunt for Tom Cruise's next installment of Mission Impossible, and it involves skydiving from space. Luckily, there's already a guy out there insane enough to try it first, to make sure it works.
Bet you thought that human slip-and-slide/slingshot was the ape's bananas, didn't you? This high-flinging human bungie slingshot isn't quite as epic, but it's still scary enough to make you wet your pants mid-air. And that's something.
These three guys decided that they wanted to jump off the top of the Gran Hotel Bali in Benidorm, Spain. The easiest way up? On top of the exterior elevator, naturally.
Normally, you want to soak in a hot tub to relax and melt your stress away. Somehow suspending a hot tub from a bridge seems like it would do the opposite of that.
Here is a video showing people being flung down a gigantic slip-and-slide on a tube pulled by a vehicle, only to be launched off a ramp into a lake. It looks like the most fun thing ever.
Swiss stuntman Freddy Nock isn't afraid of heights, and he has proof: he just climbed Germany's highest mountain by tightrope walking up it's 1,000-meter-long cable car cable.