Category:
Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers

100 MPH Zip Line



Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 25, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Recreation, Technology, Europe

360s On The 880


If CHP catches these guys I bet the fines will run into 4 digits!

Posted By: patty - Tue Jan 29, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers

Dick Wakes Up



Personally, I'd rather listen to Jiminy Cricket as my conscience, instead of "Good Judgment."

By the way: do kids nowadays ever tell someone, "Aw, go play in traffic!"

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 30, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Death, Motor Vehicles, PSA’s, Teenagers

The WWI Plot That Failed

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Chances are, this man's face is totally unfamiliar to you. And yet he came within a hairsbreadth of altering the course of global history in the aftermath of World War I.

Take your best guess as to his claim to fame, then find out his story after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 12, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Government, Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Politics, 1910s

Snake-Handling Sect

This photo feature ran in a lot of newspapers back in July 1953. But the Woodside Community Mission church seems to have disappeared soon after. I can't imagine why.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 23, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Religion, 1950s

Men’s Adventure Magazines

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Here is a site guaranteed to chew up hours of your idle time.

My pal, Phil Stephensen-Payne, runs a page dedicated to the history of magazines. He recently put together a wing dedicated to the "true story" men's mags.

If you follow this link, you come to a page containing the names of over 150 such zines. Click on any title and be presented with a gallery of cover images like the one above.

Happy viewing!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 28, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Destruction, Magazines, Sexuality, Sports, Stereotypes and Cliches, War, Foreign Customs, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Men, Fictional Monsters, Graphics

Wingsuit Slit Flight



Do not try this at home.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 26, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Flight, Asia

Kiev Bridge Climb



Do not try this at home.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 17, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Stupidity, Russia

One Got Fat



"Slim knew that his big sack would be hard to handle."

This an exceedingly macabre PSA aimed directly at kids.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 24, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Etiquette and Formal Behavior, PSA’s, Surrealism, Children, 1960s

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