Category:
Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers

World’s longest water slide or hoax?

This is a great rush to watch, and it made me sad to think it may be fake. What do you think?



I've also included the original German? (I've got to learn my country codes) website:

http://www.mach-es-machbar.de/

I've also included the "Megawoosh Philosophy" video by the jumper, whose purpose it seems is to "stimulate the whole organism".

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Aug 10, 2009 - Comments (12)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers

Driving at seven years old

When your Dad says its time to go to church and you don't want to -- what's the solution? Take the car for a spin, get chased by the police and show up on the national news.



It all seems so "OJ" until the little tyke hops out at the end and runs for the garage.

Posted By: gdanea - Wed Aug 05, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers

Nunchucks: The New Multitool

Baseball, golf, badmitton, even a bottle opener. The nunchuck can do it all.

Posted By: fyshstyxx - Thu May 28, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Exercise and Fitness, Human Marvels, Sports, Martial Arts, Video

Theme Park Lawsuits

In this age of "You can't sue me because I'm suing you first!", the idea of a lawsuit against a theme park such as Sea World or Disney World is not so weird. However, the Orlando Sentinel was kind enough to prepare a website listing all of the lawsuits against all of the area's theme parks. Most of them are your basic slip-and-fall types, but some are completely off the wall. For instance, at Busch Gardens, "A woman said she concocted blood infections after a vulture at a bird show landed on her leg and clawed it." And at Epcot Center, "A woman said she suffered bleeding in her brain due to the G-forces and jerking movements on the Mission: Space ride." But I think my favorite is the woman from Wet and Wild who "said she was struck in the head and neck and injured by an umbrella that blew out of a mount in a storm."

Posted By: Nethie - Sat May 23, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Injuries, Lawsuits

First Ever WU-vention!

Okay, it's not yet as big and popular as Burning Man, but the first gathering of WU-vies has occured. KW, Jules and Madd Maxx chose to meet recently. And here's photographic proof.

Syrup shortages were reported in the region throughout the following week.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 15, 2009 - Comments (37)
Category: Conventions, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Food, Human Marvels, Obsessions, Photography and Photographers, Restaurants, Signage, Subcultures, Public Indecency, Sex Symbols, Reader Recommendation, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers

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