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Try and Watch This Bonkers Spinning Office Chair for More Than Five Seconds Without Puking

What’s 15 minutes of fame worth to you? Are you willing to spend the rest of your life feeling like you just rode the Tilt-A-Whirl at the carnival for three weeks? Because strapping yourself into a spinning office chair powered by a pair of spraying nitrous tanks is likely going to scramble your brain, among other body parts. Read More >>

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Royal Mail Posts a Set of Bowie Stamps to Space*

The Royal Mail has done a stunt. To celebrate the release of its set of lovely David Bowie stamps it sent a parcel of full sets into space -- or near space, or at least quite high above the clouds, I don't know I'm not Brian Cox -- and is challenging the people of the world to work out where they're going to land to win a set. Probably in a neighbour's shed, two days late. Read More >>

food
Swap Ironic Knitwear for Hot Burgers This Christmas

Burger King UK has a short memory and thinks people might be up for eating more processed meats on Boxing Day, as that's when it's running the #WhopperExchange scheme -- a promotion that lets punters swap unwanted Christmas presents for one of its burgers. Read More >>

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Watch This Cyclist Front Flip Off a Cliff Straight Into the Ocean

Here’s a cool behind the scenes video showcasing how trials cyclist Danny MacAskill pulled off a wild stunt: riding down a very short ramp so he could jump off right next to someone’s house on a cliff, and front flip straight into the damn ocean. Read More >>

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This Fighter Jet Flew So Close to the Ground That it Basically Knocked Down a Guy

Yowza. Watch this Sukhoi Su-27 make the lowest of low passes at an air base in Ukraine. Like, it flies so impossibly close to the ground that you can see a guy duck and essentially get blown over as the fighter jet flies above his head. The video shows the entire insane approach: the jet flies a few feet over the runway before it peels left and screams right on top of the guy before picking up air again over the cameraman. Bananas. Read More >>

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Man Wins £10,000 for Writing One Sentence

An entire novel that takes place in the space of one sentence has landed its author a top arts prize, with £10,000 going to extremely jammy workshy writer Mike McCormack. Read More >>

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Incredible Wingsuit Descent Ends With a Terrifying Crash

For every spectacular wingsuit video you see online, you have to assume there are at least 100 that didn’t go as well. They’re just rarely posted. Read More >>

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A Stabilised Camera in a Stunt Plane Will Make You Want to Puke

Stunt pilot Spencer Suderman does things with a plane that would make even other experienced pilots puke. And now you can experience those same stomach-churning feelings of vertigo and motion sickness with this stabilised GoPro footage captured during one of the Suderman’s flights. Read More >>

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Putting a GoPro on a Hot Wheels Track is the Safest Way to Become a Stunt Driver

Think you can pull off burnouts, drifts, and breath-taking jumps in your sedan just because you’ve seen all the Fast and Furious films? Being a stunt driver takes years of practice and the right equipment — and you probably have neither. But it turns you can get a similar experience by just slapping a GoPro on a Hot Wheels car and send it hurtling down a track. Read More >>

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Video Shows a Guy in a Wingsuit Getting Caught on an Aeroplane

These daredevils are total pros, so they aren’t fazed at all when one of their guys gets his wingsuit caught on the wheel of an aeroplane. But holy shit, can you imagine yourself in that holy horror show? Read More >>

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Chunky Old Nokia 301 Allegedly Takes a Bullet to Save a Man’s Life

No one's laughing at the ageing Nokia 301 owned by a man in Afghanistan any more, as the heavyweight not particularly smart phone appears to have stopped a bullet in its tracks and saved its owner from serious damage. Read More >>

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Watch a Stuntman Complete Evil Knievel’s Failed Rocket Bike Jump

Stuntman Eddie Braun has recreated Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon rocket bike stunt in every technical way but one: Braun actually succeeded. He is the first to pull off the jump in the 42 years since Knievel’s attempt was mired by a parachute malfunction. Read More >>

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Watching This Guy Unicycle on Top of a 70-Story Chimney Will Scare Your Pants Off

The potential for millions of YouTube views either gives people superhuman abilities, superhuman courage, or superhuman stupidity. One of those three might explain why Flaviu Cernescu climbed to the top of this 840-feet tall abandoned chimney, hopped onto a unicycle, and rode around what appears to be a crumbling structure. Read More >>

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This Massive 40-Metre ‘Leap of Faith’ Stunt is Completely Bonkers

With the Assassin’s Creed film quickly approaching, the one stunt all fans of the video game series knew couldn’t be avoided was The Leap of Faith. It’s a move where the main character — Altaïr, Ezio, Connor, etc. — jumps off of church steeples into bales of hay with physics-defying splendour you can only find in video games. But what happens when you need to pull off that trick for real? Read More >>

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Harlem Globetrotters Pull Off the Most Amazing Basketball Trick Shot Ever

A man's done quite the amazing fancy trick shot at the basketball, and it only took a winch, lots of ropes, and a favourable wind to pull it off. Read More >>