16 Movie Stunts That Went Horribly Wrong

16 Movie Stunts That Went Horribly Wrong -


A huge explosion goes off after an epic fight sequence and in the foreground, through a cloud of clearing smoke, you see the hero, walking away relatively unscathed while dusting his/her shoulders off. It’s the cliche action star shot. But as great as they look on film, these shots don’t always play out that smoothly behind the scenes.Here are some movie stunts gone horribly wrong that you probably never even knew about.


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Isla Fisher – Now You See MeThe actress was “trapped” in an underwater tank, and the script called for her to panic and bang desperately on the glass. What the people on set didn’t notice was that Fisher had become entangled in her chains, and was actually panicking. She spent two and a half minutes struggling underwater before she was finally able to free herself and get to safety.


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Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Premium RushBeing a New York City bike messenger is one job you couldn’t pay me enough to do. Hell, I live in Toronto and I wouldn’t ride a bike downtown. Those guys are fucking crazy. And apparently, faking it for a movie is just as dangerous. Just ask Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who ended up with 30 stitches in his arm after slamming into a cab while filming a scene for 2012’s Premium Rush.Turns out Levitt has some bad luck with bikes. In 2018, on the set of Power, he flipped over the handlebars of a bike and landed in urgent care. Maybe just stick to movies with no bikes pal, or at least let the stunt guys handle it for you.


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Charlize Theron – Æon FluxRemember Charlize Theron in Æon Flux? Ya probably not, unless you’re one of the four people who actually watched it. Unfortunately for her, she’ll probably never forget it after she fell during a stunt and seriously injured her neck. Theron was nearly paralyzed and spent eight weeks in the hospital. The damage caused by the fall even forced her to have neck fusion surgery years later.



Aaron Paul – Breaking BadAaron Paul was almost crushed on the set of the hit TV series Breaking Bad. The actor was asked to stand underneath a large boulder for a specific shot. No problem, and it went off without a hitch. It wasn’t until he stepped away that the boulder came crashing down, landing in the exact same spot where he had just been standing.


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Michael J. Fox – Back to the Future Part IIIIn his autobiography Lucky Man, Michael J. Fox described the time he almost died while making Back to the Future Part III. For the scene when Mad Dog tries to lynch Marty Mcfly, he was supposed to act like he was struggling, but what the crew didn’t realize was that Fox wasn’t just giving a truly breathtaking performance, he was actually being hung. By the time they cut him down, he was unconscious, but thankfully he ended up being okay.To top it off, the shot turned out so good, they used it. So what we see in the movie is basically real.


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George Clooney – SyrianaWhile shooting a torture scene for his 2005 movie Syriana, Clooney cracked open his skull and suffered some severe spinal injuries. The pain was so bad, the actor revealed that he contemplated taking his own life. He eventually recovered and went on to say, “I went to a pain-management guy whose idea was, ‘You can’t mourn for how you used to feel, because you’re never going to feel that way again.'”



Sylvester Stallone – Rocky IVI think it’s safe to say that we all know Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago weren’t actually pounding each other’s faces in. The fight scenes were all heavily choreographed, and no matter how amazing they looked the first time you saw Rocky IV, they’re fake. Except for that one time…After watching the historic 1985 match between middleweight boxers Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns, Stallone was inspired and decided to ask co-star Dolph Lundgren, who he admittedly had a hate-hate relationship with at the time, to really try and knock him out during one of their fight scenes. That bright idea landed Sly in the ICU for nearly a week after his heart swelled up from banging into his ribs so hard, an injury that normally occurs in car accidents.


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Bob Denver – Gilligan’s IslandAs highly trained as they are, having wild animals on set always increases the risk factor. Especially when said animal is a damn lion. Unfortunately, Bob Denver learned that the hard way during a scene for Gilligan’s Island when he was nearly mauled by one. Luckily though, the lion slipped attempting to jump at the actor, which gave the trainer enough time to intervene.


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Diane Kruger – Inglourious BasterdsDiane Kruger’s character Bridget von Hammersmark suffers a pretty gruesome death in Inglourious Basterds. The actress was supposed to be choked by an offscreen actor, but when director Quentin Tarantino decided to do the honours he got a little carried away and squeezed too tightly, accidentally causing Kruger to pass out.



Halle Berry – Die Another DayIf you sign up to be a Bond girl, one thing’s a guarantee, 007’s getting you under the sheets. But Halle Berry got more than she bargained for while filming Die Another Day. During her steamy sex scene with Pierce Brosnan, Berry was supposed to seductively slice and eat a fig, which she did, and it was hot… right up until she started choking.Brosnan recalled the freak accident, saying, “Suddenly there was no sound coming out. She was waving her arms and I was banging her on the back. I was about to put my arms around her and start doing the Heimlich manoeuvre, but the both of us were kind of naked. Somehow she expelled the fruit, which was a good thing.” He playfully added, “I was certainly in no position to give the Heimlich to Halle at that moment.”I don’t know Pierce. If you ask me, you were in the perfect position.


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Uma Thurman – Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning ThiefUma Thurman had a close call on set when a parked van positioned behind her started rolling downhill. The actress would have been crushed by the vehicle if it wasn’t for the quick actions of her co-star and apparent real-life superhero Pierce Brosnan, who jumped into the van and stopped it.Good guy Pierce, at it again.


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Gerard Butler – Chasing MavericksGerard Butler nearly drowned while shooting a surfing scene for 2011’s Chasing Mavericks. After a massive wave crashed into him, he was caught in what’s known as a two-wave hold down, when one wave takes a person too deep to surface before another wave hits. He suffered some major injuries, which unfortunately led to a painkiller addiction and a brief stint in rehab, but Butler has since turned his life around.


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Matthew Fox – Lost This one is so crazy, it’s actually hard to believe. For the finale of Lost, Matthew Fox was shooting a fight scene with fellow cast member Terry O’Quinn. In the scene, Fox’s character gets stabbed in the abdomen with what was supposed to be a collapsable stunt knife, but somehow it got mixed up with a real one, which they were using to film other shots with. It’s a good thing the actor had on protective kevlar padding and only suffered some bruising, because he could’ve easily been seriously injured or killed.



Jackie Chan – Pretty much all of his moviesJackie Chan’s calling card has always been that he does his own stunts, and with that comes a slew of expected injuries. I still remember when I found out that he broke his foot halfway through the filming of his first breakout movie in North America, Rumble in the Bronx. Instead of delaying the shooting schedule, they just painted up his cast to look like his other shoe, and he carried on. Crazy.But perhaps his most severe injury happened on the set of Armour of God II: Operation Condor, when Chan fell and suffered a serious brain injury that required surgery and a metal plate, which he still has in his head today.


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Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: MockingjayJennifer is no stranger to stunt accidents. While making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, she seriously injured her ear during an underwater sequence and was partially deaf for months. But it was a mishap on the set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay that really caused a scare.During the filming of a tunnel scene, one of the smoke machines broke and began spewing dense smoke at the actress, nearly suffocating her. It took several minutes before crew members could rescue her, and filming had to be put on halt while she recovered from nausea and vertigo.

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Brad Pitt – TroyThis movie turned out to be pretty good, but making it was anything but that. Brad Pitt, who played the ancient warrior Achilles, was filming a combat sequence and ended up rupturing his, umm, Achilles. Oh, the irony.

Insane Man Pulls Off Some Wild Motorcycle Tricks

Insane Man Pulls Off Some Wild Motorcycle Tricks

Man with a death wish and a lack of shame decides to show off his mad skills. If there is one thing that should always be true, is dudes on motorcycles are gonna do tricks and then film it. What happens next is the game changer. Usually the dude will fall off and we will laugh and enjoy ourselves. Or this will happen...

Russian Daredevil Does His Own Stunts

Because some Russians really know how to spend a weekend, this is a video of some daredevil jumping a flaming car (they lit the trunk on fire) traveling around 60 - 70km/h (37 - 43 MPH) off a 10-meter jump through the ice of a frozen lake, then having to escape the car to not die. Impressive, but I could have performed the same stunt while handcuffed to the steering wheel. "But would you have been able to escape?" Now that I don't know.



All Roberts bangers from this year in one sick cliff jumping clip.



Stunt helicopter pilot Fred North will do anything to get the shot for a movie scene.

He’s not just good, Mr. North has the World Altitude Record for flying a helicopter to the height of 42,500-ft.

Here’s a recent clip of him flying low through the Grand Canyon.

He said, this is from the time that he almost died.

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Shooting in downtown Chicago.

Flying low over a river in Cambodia.

A-Team. Aside from obvious green-screen, he really did a barrel roll.


We make fun of Fast and Furious but then we forget about the pros with a camera.



Clip from Sicario 2.




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How Actors Fake Fight In Movies

How Actors Fake Fight In Movies

Fight scenes in movies and TV shows are more realistic than ever. The art of fight choreography has evolved significantly since the era of Bruce Lee. To find out how these scenes come together, we interviewed Anthony Vincent, a top stunt coordinator and performer. He demonstrated some of the fundamentals of how to make a fight scene look real.



Test footage of the animatronic head designed and built by Gustav Hoegen for the climax of the fight sequence in the toilets for The World's End, 2013. (Refresher with glorious blue smash) The head has 12 servos, 10 for the eye and brows and 2 for the jaw/jaw slew and is entirely self-contained utilising a magnetic latching battery compartment in the base of the neck, and a magnetic on/off switch buried below the skin for ease of power saving without battery removal. The detail and realism is just off the charts, that "goddammit I'm on the FLOOR" side eye is so expressive.

John Travolta Insert torso used for skin removal scene in Face/Off, 1997.

Applying Cable prosthetic makeup to Josh Brolin for Deadpool 2.

Building Tank Girl's tank, for....wait for it....the movie Tank Girl, 1995.

Testing an awesome practical FX transformation for Netflix's Hemlock Grove, 2013-2015. I laugh with glee every time the animal mouth comes out, this is so great.

2011's Cabin in the Woods werewolf, sculpted, painted and styled by Norman Cabrera while at AFX. The greenscreened actors legs will be removed with VFX in the final cut.

I thought the CitW werewolf was a flat out tribute to this classic werewolf from The Howling, 1981, shown here getting last minute adjustments by special fx producer Jeff Shank.

Filming the stop motion animation artists who are filming Kubo and the Two Strings, 2016. If you haven't seen it, give yourself a gift and do. It's visually amazing and the story is pretty great too.

Building the climactic domino shot for V for Vendetta , 2005. Scene.

Stunt double/ co-stunt coordinator Mike Massa being made up to look like Harrison Ford as Deckard for his work on Blade Runner 2049. FX makeup wizard Bill Corso used a nose, earlobes and a lot of clever highlight and shadow while his FX partner Karen Myers used a lot of glue, a bald pate, a partial wig and lots of specially mixed silver to render the effect. Stills below.

Et voila!

Esther Williams being filmed during an underwater scene from Jupiter Darling, 1955. Here's the scene. (I didn't watch it with audio on, but apparently there's terrible sound so be forewarned.) Williams was such a huge star that MGM built a special pool with underwater filming windows and air hoses just to keep her and her movies.

Chris Pratt piloting the Milano spaceship for Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014. That's some serious eyebrow acting, crisp.

One Eyed Willie's ship, The Inferno, on the set of the final battle with the Fratelli's in Goonies, 1985.  The ship was 105 feet long and took 2-1/2 months to construct. It was modeled after Errol Flynn's ship in The Sea Hawk (1940). The sails required more than than 7,000 square feet of material, the largest measured 30ft by 60ft. Some of the ship's rigging was recycled for the Pirates of the Caribbean ship at Disneyland, which was being renovated at the time. The cast was not allowed to see the pirate ship before the scene was shot, as director Richard Donner wanted to catch their genuine reactions at the size and scope of it. When they did see it, Josh Brolin was so surprised that he exclaimed "Holy shit!" They had to reshoot the scene and splice his bit in without the swearing. The pirate ship was 100% functional (save for being entirely seaworthy, as it was supported). All the shots were filmed in the ship. After the film, it was offered to anyone who would take it... No one wanted it, so the ship was scrapped.

Filming the Amazons storming the beach for WonderWoman, 2017.

Full scale set of the Belafonte from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004. Note the person in the foreground for scale. SO cool.

Gary Oldman in various stages of having his Mason Verger makeup effects applied for Hannibal, 2001.

A before-and-after green screened CGI effects for The Walking Dead.

Long tracking fight scene shot from Captain America: Civil War, 2016.

Filming the chase scene in Independence Day, 1996.

Heath Ledger filming dangling Joker scene The Dark Knight, 2008.

On the set of 1959's North By Northwest getting ready to shoot the Mount Rushmore scene.

20 stunt men on fire simultaneously for Game Of Thrones, the most ever for a TV production. See the full behind the scenes here. For fire stunts, the stuntmen/women are covered with fire-resistant clothes, a cooling gel and a mask. Once they are set on fire, they have to hold their breath until the shot is complete and the fire is extinguished — taking about 30 seconds in total. The minute the stuntman is lit up, someone off screen starts counting loud enough for everyone on set to hear. They have a standard 10-12 second count to get the shot before the fire extingushing crew comes in. This is not because of the fire itself, but because the stunt men/women have to hold their breath from the moment the fire is lit to the moment they are put out. They have to be calm and keep their heart rates down while running and flailing so they can hold their breath as long as possible. One stuntman is quoted as saying "if someone bumps you and you breathe without thinking, it's all over, you're breathing fire." Comfortable desk job? Don't mind if I do.

Before and after CGI effects added for Boardwalk Empire.

Side by side comparison of Bill Nighy as Davy Jones shooting, with layered basic CGI and the final scene for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, 2006.

FX makeup artist Ve Neil applying and painting Stellan Skarsgard's Bootstrap Bill prosthetics designed and sculpted by Joel Harlow for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, 2006.

Before and after visual FX, Mad Max Fury Road 2015.

Aaron Eckhart before and after CGI for The Dark Knight, 2008. I honestly thought this was practical prosthetic effects until I saw this. Impressed and disappointed (impressipointed?).

Peter Weller with his stunt double Russell Towery on the set of RoboCop, 1987.

Wide overview of actors and film crew on the set of Pirates of the Carribean 5, Dead Men tell no tales, at Mauds-land on the Gold Coast.

More unused practical effects created by the ADI studio for 2011's The Thing reboot/prequel whatever. There was a lot of conversation about practical effects not being as scary as CGI so they went with nearly entirely CGI in the film....but damn man, this short snippet of a guy screaming on the floor under the Edvard Thing is scary as hell as is even with all of the visible wires and framework. *shudder*

Prosthetics and makeup FX by Neill Gorton for Matt Smith filming his final episode as Doctor Who, 2013.

Stop-motion animator Tim Allen setting a scene for Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride, 2005.

John Matuzak having a Sloth makeup prosthetics applied for Goonies, 1985. It took 5-6 hours to apply each day.  For the big scene on One-Eyed Willie's ship when the kids team up with Sloth, Richard Donner specifically told the kids "Whatever you do, don't get John's makeup wet, because if you do it'll be ruined. And they said 'oh don't worry, we won't.' And they jumped in the water and ran right up to him and [soaked him]. Here this guy's been in the makeup chair 5 hours! And he never said a thing. 'Do I have do do this again?' and I said yeah, I'm afraid so. You'd think he'd kill the kids, but he was great. That smile." From a short documentary of the film.

German aircraft Stuka RC model being transported on the beach for Dunkirk, 2017.

Ricou Browning doing the camerawork while filming the classic Creature from the Black Lagoon, 1954.

Tom Holland filming stunt for Spiderman: Homecoming, 2017. The thumbs up is the best.

Makeup tests for Vincent D'Onofrio's Edgar suit, Men in Black, 1997.

Before and after greenscreen CGI effects, The Hobbit, 2012.

10 Stories About Evel Knievel You Won't Believe

10 Stories About Evel Knievel You Won't Believe


Evel Knievel became one of America’s most iconic figures during the 1960s and 70s. With his outrageous stunts, hard-living lifestyle and distinctive patriotic fashion sense, he was seen by many to epitomise the American dream.

A boy, who had grown up in the poor backwoods town of Butte, Montana, who had gone on to become famous globally. Not only for his bravery but also for his spectacular crashes. Knievel himself once said, "Nobody wants to see me die, but they don't want to miss it if I do".

As a result, millions would tune in to ABC’s Wide World of Sport to watch his exploits and his Ideal Toys range, including the famous Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, was said to have grossed over $300 million in sales.

Despite his enduring legend, however, there are still many lesser-known stories about his life that still defy belief to this day.

10. He Brutally Assaulted Someone Whilst Having 2 Broken Arms

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In 1977, whilst recuperating from a failed jump, Knievel became aware of an upcoming book ‘Evel Knievel on Tour’ written by Sheldon Saltman, the promotor of Knievel’s disastrous Snake River Canyon stunt.

The book alleged that Knievel was abusive towards his family, was an alcoholic and also an anti-Semite.

Knievel then decided to fly California to confront Saltman and once arriving, with both arms still in casts, proceeded to viciously attack him with an aluminium baseball bat shattering the bone in one of Saltman’s arms and rendering him unconscious.

For his actions, Knievel was sentenced to 6 months in county jail and was also given 3 years probation. He remained unrepentant however, arranging for himself and his fellow prisoners to be transported to-and-from their work release programmes in chauffer driven limousines.

9. Matthew McConaughey Delivered His Eulogy

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Following his death in 2007, his funeral in his hometown of Butte, Montana was attended by thousands. His funeral was a grand affair, extensively planned by the man himself, and included the hearse taking a 6-mile tour around the famous 'Evel Knievel Loop', a popular tourist route named after the town's most well-known resident.

The crowd included former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Joe Frazier and Oscar-winning actor, Matthew McConaughey. Who had become personal friends with Knievel after presenting the History Channel's 2005 documentary, 'Absolute Evel'.

During the funeral, McConaughey went on to deliver a eulogy on Knievel's life. The eulogy was well-received and included the poignant line: "He's forever in flight now. He doesn't have to come back down; he doesn't have to land."

8. He Kidnapped His Own Wife... Twice


Knievel was first married in 1951 to his childhood sweetheart, Linda Bork, with whom he shared 4 children. Knievel claimed to have twice kidnapped her during their courtship and married her after the second time.

Their relationship was dogged with allegations of infidelity and he personally estimated to have slept with over 2000 women, with his record allegedly being 8 in a 24-hour period. During a visit to Kansas City in 1986, Knievel was arrested on charges of soliciting an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute for which he received a $200 fine.

Knievel’s first marriage ended in divorce in 1997, after they had split up a few years prior. He then married his second wife, Krystal Kennedy-Knievel, in 1999. The pair were divorced shortly after, but continued to live together until his death.

7. He Ran A Poaching Business


Following the birth of his first son, Kelly, Knievel realised that he needed to provide a stable income for his family so started his own hunting tours business called the ‘Sur(e)-Kill Guide Service’. These tours were initially successful, until local law enforcement realised that Knievel was, in fact, simply leading his clients into Yellowstone National Park to illegally poach protected elk.

Knievel moved onto a more lucrative hunting method when he heard that the US government was culling the elk in Yellowstone anyway. After receiving this news, he hitch-hiked to Washington DC to personally petition the Secretary of the Interior to move the elk to Montana so he could sell the opportunity to cull them himself

Shockingly, this strategy worked and the relocation of elk continues to this day. It is unknown whether this decision was at all influenced by Knievel’s, extremely conspicuous, gift of a 54-inch-wide rack of elk antlers which he carried for the entire duration of the 2000-mile journey.

6. He Once Held George Hamilton At Gunpoint Over A Script

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Before his aforementioned Viva Knievel film, Knievel was the inspiration for an eponymous biographical film in 1971 starring George Hamilton. At the time the film received a lukewarm reception, receiving only 2 stars from famed reviewer Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times . However, the most interesting story from the film came from its pre-production.

During which, as Hamilton recalls, Knievel was so concerned about the film portraying him in a negative light that he forced Hamilton to read him the script at gunpoint. Hamilton quickly obliged and read the entire script aloud to a heavily intoxicated Knievel who, in the end, was satisfied by the way his story was being told.

Ultimately Knievel was left unimpressed by the finished film however, the script had such an impact on him that later in life he allegedly began to quote his film-self before his stunts.

5. His Fashion Inspiration Was Liberace

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Other than his motorcycles, Knievel’s most iconic possession was his star-spangled jumpsuit complete with matching cape and boots, one of which sold for over $100,000 in 2017. Despite the obvious white-suit connection to Elvis Presley, it’s said that it was actually Liberace who inspired Knievel’s flamboyant costume.

The colour of the suit was another marketing tactic to dissociate himself from the Hell’s Angels. Whilst they were known for their black leather jackets, Knievel favoured a pristine white suit, which he accentuated with stars and stripes to show his patriotism and a cape to add to his superhero image.

Even in his private life, Knievel had an ostentatious dress sense as evidenced by his 1973 appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, during which he wore an enormous fur coat complete with a cane that contained a hidden liquor compartment.

4. He Was A Public Safety Icon


As someone who regularly risked his life in a series of increasingly death-defying stunts, Knievel is the last person you’d expect to front multiple public safety campaigns. However, throughout his life he lent his image to a variety of them and always championed the importance of ‘keeping your word’.

He is probably best known for his anti-drugs message, one which he would often deliver before his stunts. During one of these anti-drug sermons, in 1971, he caused a near riot when he accused the present Hell’s Angel bikers of being drug dealers. This resulted in a tire iron being thrown at him during the show and an ensuing fight that led to 3 bikers being hospitalised.

His most prominent anti-drugs activity was, however, his 1977 film Viva Knievel in which Knievel (played by himself) foiled a drug smuggling plot across the US-Mexican border.

He was also known for promoting the use of a helmet whilst motorcycling and described anyone who rode without one as a ‘goddamned fool’. He even went as far as to offer a cash reward to any person who saw him performing a stunt without one. When he appeared before the California legislature to support their 1987 bill to make motorcycle helmets mandatory he was introduced as the "best walking commercial for a helmet there is".

3. He Was An Insurance Salesman


Before his foray into the world of motorcycle stunts, Knievel held a regular job selling insurance door-to-door for Combined Insurance. He even held a company record for selling policies, having sold 271 in a single week. However, this record was short-lived when it quickly became apparent that a large number of these had been sold to the inmates of a nearby psychiatric facility

His record-breaking performance turned out to be his downfall as he quickly became bored with going door-to-door and, after only a few months on the job, appealed to be given a seat on the board of the entire company.

Unsurprisingly this appeal was declined. Following this, he quickly left the company and moved his family to Washington where he opened a Honda dealership.

2. He Was An Accomplished Ice Hockey Player

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Whilst almost exclusively known for his motorcycling prowess, as a young man Knievel was an accomplished sportsman who excelled in track and field, ski jumping, and especially ice hockey. He even played professionally for one season with the North Carolina-based Charlotte Clippers .

In his hometown, Knievel started his own team, the Butte Bombers. The team played a number of semi-professional and college teams but most notably, in 1960, they participated in an exhibition match against the 1960 Czech Olympic team. The match resulted in a great deal of publicity for the team and a reported 2000 spectators watched the Bombers lose 22-3.

However, the events that occurred after the match led to Knievel almost starting a major diplomatic incident. After being ejected from the game in the 3rd period he promptly left the stadium, hours later, when the Czech officials went to collect their share of the game’s takings they were gone.

In the end, the US Olympic Committee was forced to step in to compensate the visitors and quell any further diplomatic unrest.

1. He Got His Name In Jail


Born Robert Craig Knievel, it wasn’t until 1956 that he acquired the name Evel. The story, as he told it, was that it came during a brief spell in jail on charges of either reckless driving or theft of hubcaps depending on which source you believe.

He was jailed with another local man, William Knofel, whom the officers had nicknamed ‘Awful Knofel’. During a roll call, one of the officers remarked on the presence of both Awful Knofel and Evil Knievel in one cell and the name stuck.

Knievel would later alter the spelling from ‘Evil’ to ‘Evel’ as a marketing move to escape any potential connections with the Hell’s Angels biker gang that became popular in the 1960s.


Top 10 Craziest Stunts Ever

Top 10 Craziest Stunts Ever

The human body is a fragile thing… but that’s NOT enough to deter these ambitious daredevils. From Valery Rozov's Mount Everest BASE Jump, to Robbie Maddison’s Vegas Jump, to Felix Baumgartner's Red Bull Stratos Jump, these daredevils performed some of the most extreme stunts of all time. We count down 10 craziest stunts ever.

Daredevil Dangles From Wing Of Upside Down Plane Before Letting Go

Daredevil Dangles From Wing Of Upside Down Plane Before Letting Go

This nail-biting video shows a daredevil perform a jaw-dropping stunt which sees him dangle upside down from the wing of a plane. Full-time adventurer Brian Pitts performed his ‘boldest stunt yet’ at Santa Paula California Airport where he hung from the wing of the upside down biplane before letting go and plummeting to the ground below.

The stunt professional has done over 500 skydives since the age of thirteen when became hooked on adrenaline after his first bungee jump. Pitts, 36, achieved the stunt at the airport in California after he hoisted himself out of the biplane’s cockpit and squatted on the edge before rotating with the aircraft and dangling his body while holding on with only one hand.

After performing a series of swings, he lets go and is sent hurtling towards the earth, deploying his parachute after a few seconds and landing on the ground unhurt.

15 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About Die Hard

15 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About Die Hard


Die Hard is a movie that wears many hats. For some, it’s their favorite movie from the ‘80s. For others, it’s the best action movie of all time, and for many, Christmas simply isn’t the same without popping the classic Bruce Willis flick in for a watch.

Made in 1988 for a mere $28 million – a small figure compared to action blockbusters today – Die Hard went on to earn more than $140 million. Despite the fact that critics were divided over the film, the money spoke for itself.

With its endearing protagonist John McClane, the scene-stealing villain Hans Gruber, and memorable wise cracks, Die Hard represents the ultimate combination of jaw-dropping action and entertaining drama.

The original film inspired four sequels, and Die Hard soon became an enormous blockbuster franchise. There’s even a reboot on the way about a young John McClane before the events of the Nakatomi Christmas party. But for most fans, nothing can top the original 1988 film.

No matter how much you love Die Hard, these insane behind-the-scenes facts are bound to surprise fans. From casting trivia to happy on-set mistakes to surprising ad-libs, this list breaks down the most interesting Die Hard secrets.


There simply is no Die Hard without its villain, Hans Gruber. Sure, John McClane is important – but Alan Rickman’s slick and performance as the film’s intimidating antagonist really steals the show.

His undeniable screen presence in Die Hard is doubly impressive considering it was his first role in a feature film. The British actor already had an impressive theater career under his belt and was 41 when he took the role.

But his performance as Gruber almost didn’t happen. When the actor was thinking about entering Hollywood, he was picky about what role he would choose as his first.

The actor nearly passed on Die Hard because he wasn’t sure if he wanted an action film to be his big film debut. It’s a good thing he changed his mind.

Rickman’s Hans Gruber has gone down in history as one of the best on-screen villains of all time.


When it comes to actors’ salaries, $5 million doesn’t seem like much in today’s film industry. But back in 1988, the figure was virtually unimaginable.

Multi-million dollar paychecks were typically reserved for only the biggest names at that point in the business, and even then, the figures only numbered in the $2 or $3 million range.

But when Bruce Willis signed on to play John McClane in Die Hard, producers were willing to go all out for the actor. Willis was hired for a pay of $5 million. His salary was so high, it caused a wave of panic across Hollywood.

Producers worried that such high payouts would become the norm, causing film budgets to grow unprecedented amounts. Of course, that’s exactly what happened.


Of all the movies that have been adapted from novels, Die Hard is probably the last you’d suspect to be on the list. But it’s true: Die Hard is an adaptation of Nothing Lasts Forever, one of the books in a series of novels by author Roderick Thorp.

The first book of the series was actually adapted into a movie by Hollywood filmmakers too. In 1968, Frank Sinatra starred as the lead in the film version of the first book, The Detective.

Funnily enough, because Sinatra starred in the first film adaptation of Thorpe’s series, producers were obligated per Sinatra’s contract to offer him the role of McClane in 1988.

Considering Sinatra was in his 70s at the time, it’s not hard to see why he turned it down.


Alan Rickman’s extensive experience in theater might have trained him well for his scenes with Bruce Willis, but there are some things that a stage career simply can’t prepare you for.

As if adjusting to acting on a film set in front of a camera and crew wasn’t a big enough switch, Die Hard presented another challenge for Rickman: dealing with stunts and gunfire.

Whenever blanks were fired during a scene on set, Rickman would flinch from the noise. Even though he tried not to, the stage actor found it impossible to stop, having never acted in action sequences before.

This forced director John McTiernan to cut around the actor’s jumps while editing in post-production.

Rickman can be caught flinching for a split second during the scene where he fires his gun and kills Takagi for not giving up the Nakatomi vault code.


Today he’s one of Hollywood’s biggest names, but when he took on the role of Die Hard’s leading man, Bruce Willis was largely known as a television actor.

Willis appeared weekly on TV screens all across America with his role on Moonlighting, but he wasn’t necessarily a big enough name to draw in the box office numbers producers wanted with Die Hard. So when McTiernan floated Willis’ name as a possibility, producers shot him down.

Richard Gere, Clint Eastwood, and Harrison Ford were all offered the role, and they all turned it down. Producers were disappointed they didn’t snag an actor that was more famous. Little did they know exactly how popular Willis would become after the film.

Willis dazzled fans with his performance in Die Hard, and the movie skyrocketed his name into A-list fame.


Die Hard is renowned for its lean and effective storyline, which has proven to be a template for other action films to rip off of for some time now.

Die Hard’s plot unfolds in primarily one location over the span of one day. It’s a difficult feat for any film to pull off, but Die Hard did it with ease.

Maybe it’s because John McTiernan was taking lessons from a literary master. As it turns out, McTiernan turned to none other than Shakespeare for advice when making Die Hard. The original script had the events of Die Hard unfold over three days.

But McTiernan was struck with inspiration by the famous Shakespeare comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, whose storyline also takes place in one day.

He changed Die Hard to fit the play’s structure, making the storyline one of the most impressive and entertaining plots in action film history.


One of the reasons Die Hardwas so revolutionary as an action movie was its decision to have a protagonist that was just another “average Joe”.

In the wake of other action films that had characters like Rambo in First Blood who had near superhuman abilities, McClane’s down-to-earth character was a refreshing change of pace.

But McClane wasn’t always written as the relatable character he’s celebrated for being today. The original draft of Die Hard conceived of McClane as a sharp, hot-shot New York cop who always had the answers.

But Willis and McTiernan decided to bring the character in a different direction on set. As McTiernan says on the Die Hard director’s commentary track, McClane’s wit in the face of danger brought the character to a different level.

“That irreverence is what we seem to love about him,” the director said.


While producers worked to find a famous actor to headline Die Hard, they also tried to seek out an equally famous performer to take on the role of John McClane’s foe. Before the filmmakers found the perfect villain in Alan Rickman, they first tried a different route.

New Zealand actor Sam Neill was actually first approached to play Die Hard’s big bad, Gruber. Neill had an extensive onscreen career at this point and was exactly the type of established actor producers wanted for the film.

But Neill passed on the part, and filmmakers were forced to think outside the box to cast their movie’s villain.

Luckily, McTiernan found Rickman performing on the English stage shortly after Neill’s refusal. As they say, the rest is history.


One of Die Hard’s most nerve-wracking sequences is when McClane uses the strap off of his gun to rappel down a ventilation shaft in order to escape from a pair of Gruber’s henchmen.

The scene is especially tense when the strap slips off the gun and causes McClane to fall a terrifying distance just as he’s about to grab a vent and climb to freedom.

Action sequences like this are usually ruined when you learn how they were filmed, but this scene might be an exception. The fall seen in the film is actually a genuine on-set mistake.

Originally, the stunt man was supposed to grab the first vent. No fall was planned, but he missed the vent and ended up falling a decent height before catching himself.

Once it was confirmed that the stuntman was okay, McTiernan knew that it had to make the final cut.


Alan Rickman’s German accent in Die Hard might fool viewers into forgetting that he’s actually British, but that’s where all the accuracy in the film’s relationship to Germany ends.

Rickman wasn’t the only actor who wasn’t German – none of the actors who played Gruber’s henchmen were German either.

Don’t go looking to Die Hard for German language lessons either. Gruber and his men are actually speaking false German throughout the entire film. The filmmakers mocked up some lines by sprinkling one or two genuine words in so the characters had lines that would sound passably German to American audiences.

In fact, in the German version of the film, Gruber and his men aren’t even from Germany. They were changed to be generic European terrorists so that Die Hard could save face and not be caught with having fake dialogue.


Bruce Willis took home more than a big paycheck and newfound fame with his role in Die Hard. The action sequences with gunfire had their own surprises for Willis.

While the prop guns used in the film were obviously firing blanks, director John McTiernan actually had a special type created just for his film. They were extra loud in order to add a more realistic atmosphere while filming and help the actors believe their scenes.

These special blanks caused some serious issues for Willis. After filming the scene where Willis shoots one of Gruber’s men while hiding underneath a table, the actor found that he had trouble hearing.

As it turns out, the scene gave Willis partial hearing loss in one ear. The actor still suffers hearing issues to this day.



Gruber and McClane communicate by radio for a majority of Die Hard, and audience members can’t help but hope that the two will come face to face. At first, this wasn’t supposed to happen until the climax confrontation when Gruber is about to escape and kidnaps McClane’s wife.

But plans changed at the last minute on set. Producers were pushing for an earlier confrontation, and when they heard Rickman put on an American accent, it sparked an idea.

McTiernan outlined a new scene where Hans and McClane would run into each other earlier in the film and Gruber pretends to be Nakatomi employee Bill Clay.

The scene was shot with no rehearsals, and McTiernan encouraged his actors to play with the dialogue. The creative decision resulted in one of Die Hard’s most entertaining scenes.



When Die Hard premiered in 1988, audiences around the world cringed when John McClane was caught in a shoot-out without shoes and is forced to work through broken glass. Later, he is forced pick the glass out of his bare feet in the bathroom. It’s one of Die Hard’s most famous scenes.

In order to film the sequence, Bruce Willis wore rubber, sock-like foot props to walk through the glass and make the scene look genuine. The same props were used to protect Willis’ feet in action sequences where McClane had to run around for long periods.

These rubber props can actually be seen in a shot that was mistakenly left in the film. Towards the end of Die Hard, McClane is caught on the roof by the FBI and is thought to be a terrorist.

As he tries to hide, viewers can catch Willis wearing the foot covers.


For a villain as nefarious as Hans Gruber, Die Hard needed a special type of ending for its antagonist. Director John McTiernan had just the trick, planning a dramatic fall for Gruber. Alan Rickman volunteered to do the stunt himself.

If you’ve ever been impressed by the accuracy of Rickman’s acting during Hans Gruber’s death scene, there’s a reason for that.

When filming the stunt, McTiernan first told Rickman that he would be dropped onto a mat below at the count of three. But the director had a secret plan. In order to get the best result possible from his actor, McTiernan dropped Rickman at the count of two instead.

The surprised Rickman dropped nearly 70 feet for the stunt. The shot used in the film is the first take, and his look of shock is completely genuine.


Ask fans to name Die Hard‘s most iconic line, and there will only be one response: “Yippee-ki-yay, motherf–er.”

The wisecrack immediately won fans over in 1988 and has become synonymous with the Die Hard franchise. But the line actually has an interesting history.

After McClane kills some of Hans’ men, he radios in and surprises the terrorist ringleader. Gruber plays along and jeers McClane for being a reckless cowboy, to which McClane responds using his classic “Yippee-ki-yay” line.

Since the premiere of Die Hard, Willis has revealed that the memorable phrase was a joking ad-lib meant to fool with everybody. “I was just trying to crack up the crew,” the actor said. “I never thought it was going to be allowed to stay in the film.”

Who knew the line would become one of the most memorable lines in action film history?

Juggler Sets Samurai Sword Juggling World Record

Juggler Sets Samurai Sword Juggling World Record

World Records fall every week and this world record is not for the faint of heart. Juggling expert Josh Horton set a new Guinness World Record for the most samurai swords juggled at The ART Factory warehouse in Paterson, New Jersey. Horton juggled a total of four insanely sharp samurai swords.
The same day, Horton also set the record for the most torches juggled on a balance board and the longest duration juggling five footballs.




Given the option, I would happily wear a parachute to merely stand on the observation deck of a towering skyscraper. But Carlos Munoz, who is apparently immune to the fear of heights, uses only a static rope line to stop his fall after jumping and plummeting 1,393.7-feet off a cliff!

People Are Awesome – A Compilation Of The Most Impressive Videos Of The Year 2017!

People Are Awesome – A Compilation Of The Most Impressive Videos Of The Year 2017!

People Are Awesome is back with a compilation of the Best Videos of 2017, bringing together the most impressive videos of the year! Acrobatics, parkour, wakeboard, snowboard, BMX, surf and other extreme sports, discover a series of incredible and explosive performances. Open your eyes wide.

Monster Jam's Top Moments Of 2017


Monster Jam's Top Moments Of 2017

Monster Jam® is the world's largest and most famous monster truck tour where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in racing and freestyle competitions. Monster Jam features some of the biggest names including Grave Digger®, Max-D™, Monster Mutt®, El Toro Loco®, Mohawk Warrior® and more thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.


Best Of 2017


Best Of 2017

Best known for trick shots, stereotypes, battles, bottle flips, ping pong shots and all around competitive fun, Dude Perfect prides ourselves in making the absolute best family-friendly entertainment possible!


Riding Shotgun In An F-16 With The Air Force’s Elite Stunt Pilots

Riding Shotgun In An F-16 With The Air Force’s Elite Stunt Pilots


 VICE News met up with the Thunderbirds in Atlantic City, New Jersey to take a ride in an F-16, and see first hand how these pilots manage to push their planes though insane stunts.


Top 10 Flying Cars

Top 10 Flying Cars


 Looks like it's all about the landing.


Please Enjoy The Most Athletic Fail Video Of All Time

Please Enjoy The Most Athletic Fail Video Of All Time


 It was supposed to be your run-of-the-mill "Dude does a one-step wall flip over a girl doing a flying pushup, synchronized." You know how those go.

Unfortunately, something went wrong:


 It turns out the wall the backflipper was planting his foot on was covered in wax because it's not a wall at all, it's a skatepark, where skaters frequently wax up copings and ledges to make it easier to perform tricks. Ideal for boards, less than ideal for sneakers.

The two (Jack Payne and Julian Daigre) did get a least one good take, and the success looks nearly as epic as the failure:


 Sorry Julian, but you should have known what you were getting into when you agreed to try this stunt with a dude named "Jack Payne."




Sucking at something is the first step towards being kind of good at something. This is like a before and after compilation of people going through the tough spills it takes to get some skills to impress people with!



Instagram Model Dies in Brutal Bike Crash While Doing Stunts

Instagram Model Dies in Brutal Bike Crash While Doing Stunts


Dang, this is crazy. RIP. One minute you are doing something you love, the next minute the thing you love is the thing that kills you.

According to UniLad: A woman who made her name performing stunts on her motorbike and posting the pictures on Instagram has died after her bike crashed.

Russian police have reported 40-year-old Olga Pronina died after her BMW S1000RR motorbike left the road and hit a fence, smashing into two pieces.

The post of the crime may be graphic to some. While others of you are already rushing to the comments to make a joke about her. RIP.

Ms. Pronina had more than 160,000 followers online and regularly posted videos of herself riding her bike at high speeds while she performed daring stunts.

Olga, who went by the username ‘Monika9422’ on Instagram was reportedly a hairdresser and also regularly posed in lingerie and swimwear while on her bike.

According to The Mirror Olga wrote about her bike:

I love it because it forgives me my foolishness, for saving my sorry ass, thank you for never failing me, for making my lonely nights better, for helping me to forget troubles of my life, for training my body and my brain.

I am grateful to it for the sparkles in my eyes, for the warm wind blowing on my cheeks when my visor is open, for unbelievable excitement and a feeling of flowing in the air, for doses of adrenaline

Thank you for gifting me freedom… and I know that I am not alone. There are thousands like me, those madly in love with their metal horses.

Here most recent IG post was a thank you video that is now filled with RIP comments from sad fans.

“Thank you for gifting me freedom… and I know that I am not alone. There are thousands like me, those madly in love with their metal horses.”

Olga is believed to have been mother to a 16-year-old daughter.


You'll Have Trouble Wrapping Your Head Around The Maneuvers This Fighter Jet Can Do

You'll Have Trouble Wrapping Your Head Around The Maneuvers This Fighter Jet Can Do


​This is a Russian SU-35 fighter jet. It can do this, somehow:

According to Popular Mechanics, the move is called a "Kulbit" ("Somersault"), and it's one of several mind-bending moves the pilot shows off during this video:


According to Popular Mechanics, the move is called a "Kulbit" ("Somersault"), and it's one of several mind-bending moves the pilot shows off during this video:


15 Movie Stunts That Make Absolutely No Sense

15 Movie Stunts That Make Absolutely No Sense

Movies are a bit different to real life, in case you didn’t get that memo.

So while it’d be fun to have lives filled with drama where the good guys always win and you can get parking anywhere you like, this is the real world, where we’re subject to a boring load of rules like “physics” and “permanent injury.”

Namely, folks in movies and on TV have a penchant for performing stunts that, in the world of the real, would either cause you grievous bodily harm or straight up get you killed. Fortunately for us, the Mythbusters have gone through the entire library of TV laws and debunked quite a few, but that hasn’t stopped impressionable people trying their luck in real life anyway.

And so, in case you were thinking about trying any of these in your back yard, here are 15 TV Stunts You Should Never, Ever Try At Home. Unless you’re Tom Cruise, apparently…


On Screen: Chainsaws are powerful engines of destruction, in case you couldn’t figure that out from the horrendous noise. After all, you’re basically wielding a sword, if swords were bigger, bulkier, had actual engines attached and the blades rotated at high speeds to allow you to cut more stuff, more often.

The gore factor mostly means you’ll see chainsaws used by bad guys, or sometimes good guys who have a swathe of zombies to chop through. No matter the situation, if you see a guy (or sometimes girl) holding a chainsaw, you run: that thing can cut through anything, including your frail, meaty self.

Real Life: Chainsaws are designed to cut through wood. And only wood.

There’s a reason real-life tree loppers wear heavy protective equipment; chainsaws can very easily catch on fabric, and will pretty much stop dead if they encounter something harder than wood. For reference, human bones have been found to be tougher than some types of steel, so while getting hacked at with a chainsaw won’t be fun, it’s not going to last long.

The chain can very easily snap if not held still or hacking at an uneven surface, and there’s a good chance it’ll ricochet right back in the face of the user. Factor in the warm-up time of your average chainsaw (a good minute or so, including the ignition) and the likelihood of running out of fuel? Gee, it’s almost like they weren’t designed to be weapons.


On Screen: So enshrined in fiction it’s basically shorthand, air vents are your go-to way of getting around a building, a la Die Hard. They can take you anywhere, let you snoop on private conversations and your only danger is a grill comically giving way beneath you. Don’t worry about light or tight corners, either; your typical TV vent is a roomy, dust-free zone with regular openings.

Real Life: Once again, reality ensues when you realize that air vents were not built for people to scuttle around inside. Why would they even need to be big enough for people, when their primary purpose is transferring air? They’re also full of bends that air can traverse and humans cannot, grills are firmly bolted in place and won’t budge without severe force and most vents simply aren’t big enough for people to fit through. That’s not even mentioning the dust that’ll have you sneezing in no time and giving up any chance you have of stealth.

Even more hazardous are those that transfer steam, since your sneaky secret agent or escaping prisoner will inevitably be met with scalding bursts of super-heated air, burning-hot pipes and there’s a good chance of getting wedged in a tight gap. And when your entire space is incredibly humid with walls getting hotter the longer you spend in there, getting stuck is not a fun option.


On Screen: Most objects on Earth will break your fall, with the sole exception of solid concrete. Falling into water is essentially an instant-getaway, while falling into a dumpster is essentially the same as landing on a car-sized feather pillow.

Real Life: It’s not the fall that kills you, sure (and contrary to popular belief, humans could actually fall indefinitely without the air being sucked from their lungs).

No, that would be the impact of landing. Sure, it’s better to fall in water than it is to fall on jagged rocks, but from a certain height it stops mattering, since the main difference is ‘becoming a smear on some rocks’ versus ‘becoming a smear on the water’s surface’. Your best chance is entering the water in a dive and hoping for the best, which at this point could still be broken limbs. Water moves out of the way to accommodate a solid object, but if a person is at terminal velocity, this simply doesn’t happen fast enough, resulting in a fall into the equivalent of ice.

As for dumpsters…well, falling into one filled with pillows might save your life. But then, most dumpsters are filled with less savory materials, broken glass being among them. Again, it’s better to jump into a dumpster than trying your luck with the concrete, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re landing on a huge pile of solid objects. Better hope someone just tossed a load of old pillows!


On Screen: Catching a sword with your bare hands is the ultimate display of skill, reserved only for masters who’ve advanced so far that they don’t even need a weapon to teach respect to their hapless opponents. Equally impressive is the arrow catch, snatching a flying arrow out of the air with peerless grace and dexterity. Both of these serve to show that a person is almost above-human in their mastery of martial arts, and also looking cool (the greatest aspiration of all fictional characters).

Real Life: Well…you could. But you wouldn’t.

If you were one of the 0.0001% of people in the world with the required dexterity and training, and you happened to find yourself being attacked by a guy with a sword and you had no time to just dodge or… grab the guy’s wrist, then okay. Maybe.

Still, catching a blade is nigh-impossible, and just REALLY impractical. Even if you managed it, that’s a sharpened blade you’ve got between your fingers; your attacker is just going to pull it right out and slice up your hands in the process.

While arrow catching is considerably easier, especially when the arrow has traveled a certain distance and has been slowed by the wind resistance, it’s still nowhere near practical. If you have the reflexes to catch arrows, you should probably use them to dodge instead. Get behind cover. Stop endangering your life by showing off.


On Screen: Got yourself a nameless bad guy within grabbing distance? Congratulations, you now have yourself a full-functioning bulletproof shield! Because there’s nothing quite as hilarious as holding a guy in a headlock, firing over his shoulder and watching as his allies fill their buddy’s body with lead while you’re safe and warm behind him. Works every time.

Real Life: Works pretty much none of the time. Up until he’s filled with lead, that hapless henchman is going to be struggling for all he’s worth, and when your shield is actively trying to get away, that makes it a very bad shield.

Even if you’re holding up a corpse to stop that hailstorm of gunfire, you’re in for a bad time: people just don’t stop bullets the way we think they do. Anything other than a small-caliber is going to go right through that mook and hit you as well, provided they don’t just aim at the soft parts sticking out. And since that poor guy wasn’t tailor-made for you to turn into an improv meat-shield, there will be soft parts.

Having someone in front of you is better than nothing, mind, but if someone comes after you with any kind of automatic weapon, you’ll quickly find that all the effort going into holding up your corpse should probably be re-channeled into finding cover, fast.


On Screen: Hands down, this is the coolest way to disarm someone, especially if you do it from an odd angle and it’s totally unexpected. The suddenly-unarmed bad guys might hop around a bit holding their hands, but most of the time you can blast a gun out of a person’s grip with nothing more serious than a look of shock.

Real Life: Yeah, nah.

Shooting a weapon in someone’s grip is already an insanely-hard prospect, since there are limited angles to do so without taking their digits clean off. You might be able to come at it from the side and shoot the barrel, but it requires such pinpoint accuracy (not to mention them holding their gun perfectly still) that you probably shouldn’t even bother. Any other angle and you’ll either hit the wielder or blast their fingers clean off, which sort of defeats the whole point of disarming someone without hurting them.

Even worse, this is most often seen with old-timey revolvers, which were in themselves pretty inaccurate and mostly good for shooting big, meaty targets. Pinpoint shots like that were mostly reserved for controlled gun shows. As for today, your chances are even lower; guns have so much more power that even simply shooting the barrel of someone’s weapon is likely to snap their wrist, if it doesn’t cause their own weapon to backfire in their faces and kill them anyway.


On Screen: Speaking of old-timey revolvers, you’ll scarcely make it through a good-old Western without a gunslinger performing a slick set of spins with their gun, often right after fanning the hammer and before sticking it in their holster. Sure, they didn’t need to spin their gun, but dang, it looked cool.

Real Life: You could get away with this trick back in the days of six-shooters. That was because revolvers needed two steps to fire: cocking the hammer and pulling the trigger. If the hammer wasn’t cocked (such as after fanning the hammer oh-so-slickly), then things got a whole lot safer, if not all that safe.

Nowadays? Don’t even try. Guns have safety rules, and spinning a loaded one around your finger breaks pretty much every single one of them at once. Remember, that’s the trigger you’re using to spin the gun. The wrong amount of pressure at any point will cause it to fire, which combined with the rotation motion turns your slick trick into a deadly game of spin the bottle. There’s also the recoil to deal with, and since you don’t have a firm grip on the handle, that might just snap your finger.

And while we’re at it, guns have holsters for a reason: it places the barrel firmly facing the ground with no chance of movement. Sticking a gun in your back pocket, safety or no, is a marvelous way to blast one of your butt cheeks clean off. And that’s an injury nobody wants to see.


On Screen: Ah, the noble explosion, misunderstood by many and heartily abused as a result. A typical TV explosion is brilliant at destroying things, as well as people caught in the direct epicenter or swallowed by the fireball. If you’re anywhere else, expect to survive with nary more than a bit of soot on your face and a brief few moments of flailing flight as you’re lifted off your feet and carried as if on the wings of an unusually-destructive angel.

Real Life: An explosion has so many ways of killing you, which it will gleefully employ if you’re anywhere near its radius. A simple detonator creates no explosion at all; it’s pure impact, which can instantly rearrange your face and kill you with no drama required.

As for the fiery kind? Well, you probably noticed how everything near the center was violently thrown backwards, with even solid steel crumpling with the force. No, humans aren’t treated differently in this scenario; that blast wave can and will turn you into pudding. And not the good kind of pudding. That’s if the immense heatwave doesn’t turn you into something resembling a char-grilled salmon.

So you’ve found yourself outside the kill radius, and you’d like to try walking away from that explosion without even looking. Like a badass. Turns out you should’ve moved with a tad more urgency, because that’s still an explosion behind you, tossing out flaming pieces of shrapnel that are only too happy to find a new home in the back of your skull. Maybe you should’ve just legged it like everyone else.


On Screen: Dolphins are like people, if people spoke in squeaks and were 120% nicer. Ultra-intelligent and compassionate to a fault, all your seafaring problems might as well be over as soon as you see these chirping good Samaritans of the sea.

Real Life: Dolphins are even more like people than you’d think, because while it’s very possible the ones circling your lifeboat are the decent sort, there’s also a great chance that these ones weren’t hugged enough as pups and they’re looking to vent their frustration.

That’s right: you get jerk dolphins. In fact, they’re one of the few species aside from humans that kill for fun, except there are no dolphin laws (that we know of) forbidding any of them going on murder sprees. They’re still animals acting on instincts, so while you get valid stories of them forming a protective circle to ward off a shark attack, it’s just as likely that your boat is now at the mercy of a dolphin street gang who don’t appreciate you floating into their turf and are about to straight up kill you for kicks.

Even in cases when dolphins act friendly towards humans, it’s been noted that their interest goes…uh…slightly deeper than just wanting to be friends. As in, some will try to take things to the next level. Try not to think about that on your next visit to Seaworld.


On Screen: The only thing tougher than getting shot and living through it is digging out that bullet, preferably with a lot of grunting through clenched teeth. No matter what you get stuck with- bullets, arrows, knives- it’s best to get that nonsense out of your body, stat. Double-extra-bonus points if you rip it out, THEN use it as a weapon.

Real Life: You’ll be looking cool for a few minutes at most, before you pass out from blood loss. See, TV folk fly into a panic whenever anyone gets something stuck in them, and you can sort of see why; that arrow definitely doesn’t belong inside a person’s shoulder. Better rip that sucker out, pronto!

Actually, that arrow/knife is currently the only thing keeping all that delicious flowing blood inside the person’s body, so there isn’t quite as much of a rush as you’d think. Unfortunately, getting shot or stabbed leaves you in the catch-22 situation of the thing inside you causing harm, but also stopping the blood flow. It should only be removed with utmost care and preferably medical expertise.

As for bullets, there’s even LESS of a hurry, since people have lived ordinary lives for years with slugs just hanging out inside them. Unlike arrows and knives, bullets carry far less risk of infection since they’re searing hot when fired. Sure, it might be nice to fish it out at a later time when you aren’t being shot at, but in reality? It’s blocking up the hole and probably germ-free. There’s no need to fly into a panic, as if every single bullet comes equipped with a timed explosive. That’s a WHOLE different problem.


On Screen: Is there a wire? Is something hanging off the wire? Say no more, because that thing is ripe for you to jump on-board and zip across like so many kids at summer camp. Doesn’t even matter if there’s nothing hanging from the wire, either, since all it takes is a piece of long fabric and you’re on your way.

Real Life: Just…don’t even try. For so many reasons.

Actual zip-lines are specially made to be slippery, reducing the friction as you travel along. Also, the equipment you use to zip along them is designed to, you know, hold you up and not break, sending you plummeting to the ground below. This is why improvised zip-lines simply don’t work; unless you’re sliding on a near-vertical cable with the perfect amount of smooth surface, you’ll inevitably stop dead in the middle and have to explain that one much later to the fire brigade.

There’s also the matter of what you’re using to slide, because a piece of fabric isn’t going to stand up to both the rapidly-generating friction and the weight of your body. And don’t even think about trying this with a wire hanger. Those things can very easily bend under the weight of a heavy jacket, so trusting the flimsy hook at the top to hold your entire self? You’ll be on a one-way trip to the ground holding a useless piece of misshapen metal.


On Screen: Need a guard to be unconscious? Want to disable an entire room, possibly for hours at a time? No problem, because chloroform rags and sleep gas have your back. Simple, pain-free naptime for your targets, with no repercussions and no escape!

Real Life: If you take nothing else away from this article, let it be this: do not play around with chemicals.

Anesthetists have to first qualify as doctors and then take an entire degree on top of that, just to be allowed to put people to sleep. There’s a very good reason for this, since anesthetic is an absurdly-precise science and even the tiniest mistake can leave a person in a coma.

There’s no such thing as knockout gas that leaves a room full of people conveniently unconscious. There are nerve agents…which are classed as chemical weapons and will (and sadly have in the past) kill people en masse, hence why they’re banned under every civilized code. Also absent from real life are sedative darts that can swiftly render someone unconscious for minutes to hours. With no chance to prepare beforehand for the victim’s exact weight, medical conditions and probably a million other things, you might as well be chucking darts filled with black mamba venom.

Chloroform gives slightly better results, but was never the instant-anesthetic solution people tended to think. Sure, if the year was 1850 and you needed major surgery it was better than a kick to the head…but there’s a good reason we’ve stopped using it.

(because it also killed a lot of people)


On Screen: Car surfing is cool. Train surfing is cooler. Airplane surfing? The coolest. The only way it gets better is if you’re approaching a tunnel and have to dramatically drop to avoid having your head taken off. For those true thrill-seekers, you can’t beat clinging to the side of a car, ripping open the door and tossing the driver out before taking his place at the wheel.

Real Life: Most people have never tried clinging to the top of a car in transit, which is a very good thing since it’s far more difficult than it looks. Even at slow speeds, trying to hold onto a car bonnet is a difficult task that requires a lot of strength, so you can forget having a martial arts battle on top of a highway truck.

For reference, just imagine the last time you were on a train. How easy was it to stand in the middle of the carriage, holding onto nothing, and keep your footing? Yep, that’s what handrails are for. Imagine doing the same thing, except you’re now being buffeted by winds, there’s nothing to hold onto, no protection and some guy in a suit is trying to kill you. Even a slight turn will send you careening off the edge.

We’re also calling foul on James Bond getting into fisticuffs with a guy on top of a moving train; you’d spend all that effort just trying not to fall off, and you’d better hope it’s a train with a perfectly flat roof and lots of things to hold onto.

As for planes…well, they’re like trains and cars, but many times worse.


On Screen: Glass windows are made to be broken, preferably in slow-motion as you leap through them, land in a roll and spring to your feet, none the worse for wear. Don’t expect there to be much left of the window, either; most of it will have been ripped from the frame, or at least a circular, jagged outline.

Real Life: Hollywood uses various methods to simulate a person jumping through glass, such as a sheet of hardened sugar or a form of plastic. So you’d be forgiven for thinking that jumping through the stuff makes for a clean break, when actually, no it does not.

Glass is surprisingly hard to break if you’re a first-timer, even more so if it’s double-glazed. Without a serious, concerted bit of force thrown at the window, there’s a good chance you’ll just bounce off with nothing more than a web of cracks at the point of impact. The best option to get through a window, if it’s what you really want (hey, some people just hate taking the stairs), is to break it with a heavy object beforehand and clear away the jagged edges (with another object) before you make the journey.

Even if you do manage to smash right through with a single, determined shoulder tackle, don’t expect to take the window with you in a shower of harmless crystals. No, that thing is going to break how it likes, and how it likes is with a zillion jagged edges that can and will slice you to ribbons before you even reach the ground and have more of the stuff raining down on you.

In short: just open the window. Or at least chuck a chair through it first.


On Screen: No chloroform handy? All out of sedative darts? No problem. There’s nothing a good, solid punch to the jaw won’t solve! They’ll awake an hour or so later, maybe with some fuzzy vision, but no other ill effects.

For those with extra finesse, there’s always a good old chop to the neck, sleeper-hold or Vulcan nerve pinch to incapacitate your foes humanely.

Real Life: Humans do not have an off-switch.

Here’s the thing about unconsciousness: it’s really, really bad for a person, especially if it was by force. Being knocked out usually lasts for minutes at most, and any longer has a person in serious danger of brain damage. There’s nothing ‘humane’ about forcefully knocking a person’s lights out, since the blackout is often caused by the brain slamming into the skull wall. You know, the brain…a part of the body that can’t heal itself, and depends on the protection of the skull that you just clobbered with a metal bar.

As with nerve agents, it is possible in some cases to knock a person out with less force by going for the nerves, but this carries a heavy risk of instant death, and there’s no real way to tell. Sleeper holds are based on starving the brain of oxygen- which we don’t need to tell you is a horrible idea- and that jaw-punch is far more likely to break your own fingers since you’re punching pure bone.

Jury’s out on the Vulcan nerve pinch. Still probably not good for you, though.


Mind-Blowing Motorcycle Stunts Defy All Logic

Mind-Blowing Motorcycle Stunts Defy All Logic


This dude is a motorcycle wizard! Watch him flawlessly pull off a bunch of incredible bike stunts that will leave you scratching your head. Amazing!

CRAZY 129 Ft Jump Into The Newport Harbor

CRAZY 129 Ft Jump Into The Newport Harbor


he was 2 meters away from darwin award.


Daredevil Barely Lands Insane Cliff Jump To The Rocky Coast

Daredevil Barely Lands Insane Cliff Jump To The Rocky Coast


A risky daredevil known as 8booth proves once again that he's skilled in making people's palms sweat.

8booth has been flaunting his fearless jumping skills across the southern California coast recently, jumping from hotel balconies and tall cliff into pools and the rocky coast below. While some of his jumps have gained the attention of police, most of his notoriety stems from his extremely close calls.

This time, 8booth jumps from an unknown balcony to the Pacific ocean below, barely clearing the rocks with just inches to spare.

Guy Has Painful Face First Fail Trying To Impress Everyone

Guy Has Painful Face First Fail Trying To Impress Everyone


Nothing worse that knocking yourself out if front of a bunch of people that dont give a fuck wheter you die or not.  might as well do some sick tricks while your at it.

Dude Nearly Loses An Eye after Shooting Himself With A Paintball Gun

Dude Nearly Loses An Eye after Shooting Himself With A Paintball Gun



guy doubles down on the dont shoot your eye out thing.  Now we know that shooting yourself in the face is completely safe.

There's Nothing The Inflatable T-Rex Can't Do, And Now He's Jet Skiing Like A Badass

There's Nothing The Inflatable T-Rex Can't Do, And Now He's Jet Skiing Like A Badass


To be fair, professional jet skier Mark Gomez is inside that suit, but it's still super impressive.

Russian Teen Tests Fate By Hopping High-Speed Trains

Russian Teen Tests Fate By Hopping High-Speed Trains


Not only does he hop onto trains, he rides around on the high-speed cars risking his health and his record. It's not exactly legal...which is understandable! The trains that he jumps onto -- everything from the busy underground to cargo and commuter rails -- can (and do) travel up to 150 miles per hour.

If your palms are already sweating like mine are, watching it all go down from his perspective is even more incredible.

8 Of The Craziest Stunts Ever Tried By Daredevils

8 Of The Craziest Stunts Ever Tried By Daredevils


The daredevil who bathed in a tub full of hot sauce


For his latest stunt, daredevil Cemre Candar thought it would be a good idea to take a bath in a tub filled with the equivalent of 1,250 bottles of hot sauce. He was wrong. As you'll see in the video below, he went so far as to consume hot peppers and dunk his head in the mixture. The result was overwhelming misery. Hours later, after cleaning off, Candar showed off his red blotchy skin and explained that he was still feeling the horrible burning sensation.



The wildlife expert who wanted to be eaten alive by an anaconda


An American naturalist filmed himself being eaten alive by a snake for a TV stunt but is now facing ridicule for getting his safety team to save him after just part of his head was consumed.

In footage aired on the Discovery Channel in 2014, 27-year-old Paul Rosolie and his 10-strong team tracked down the 20ft-long anaconda to the headwaters of the Amazon. Donning a black armored suit and slathered in pig blood, Rosolie moved tentatively "on all fours" toward the enormous beast as the cameras rolled and his wife, Gowri, watched. Seconds later, the female anaconda — one of the world's most fearsome creatures — pounced on its 5' 9" victim, latching on to his head, before constricting his arms and body. As Rosolie felt his arm "start to break" under the snake's grip, he ordered his team of fellow naturalists, doctors, and vets to save him, with just the top of his head in the animal's jaws. As the show aired, people across America took to social media to express their disappointment at the highly anticipated footage.
In response, Rosolie claimed that he carried out the risky move to raise money to save the snake's habitat in South America and that the animal was not harmed.



The skydiver who jumped from 25,000 feet with no parachute


In July 2016, a daredevil leaped from a plane 25,000 feet into a giant net, becoming the first person in the world to complete a skydive without a parachute.

Luke Aikins was in free fall for around two minutes after jumping from a small propeller plane above Simi Valley, California. The 42-year-old was not wearing a wing suit or emergency parachute for the jump, which was broadcast live on television.

He thanked the dozens of crew members who spent two years helping him prepare for the jump, including those who assembled the net and made sure it worked. While Aikins has made over 18,000 skydives, he admitted to being nervous before his latest feat.




The daredevil who skated the roofs of the tallest buildings in Dubai


If you live in Dubai, then you've probably already heard of Oleg Cricket. The extreme sportsman's Instagram has over 200,000 followers, and his recently released 4K YouTube video is terrifying, breathtaking, and sends shivers down your spine all at once. It's already amassed 780,000 views and shows some of Dubai's most beautiful scenes. His death-defying stunts include a handstand on a tiny platform on top of the Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina, sliding down the roof of a skyscraper, and using Dubai Marina as a climbing frame. The three-minute video features some of his already viral hits uploaded to Instagram. In one clip, he uses a hoverboard to skate on the roof of one of the towers in the Marina, with some new stunts filmed using drone footage.




The man who was (willingly) run over by train


What this adrenaline-seeker did in Bangladesh is straight-up insane. He patiently stands on train tracks, awaiting a swift demise. Just seconds before impact, he lies down on his stomach, and after the train thunders past (mere inches from his head), he casually checks himself for injuries, jumps up, collects his camera and runs off.

While the whole thing is pretty amazing, it could have ended an entirely different way. He could have killed himself and possibly hundreds of others. Basically, just stay away from train tracks, everyone.



The daredevil who died while zip-lining by ponytail


A daredevil known for setting the world record for longest distance traveled on a zip line while tethered by his hair died in 2013 while attempting to recreate the stunt over the River Teesta in the east Indian state of West Bengal.

Eyewitnesses say Sailendra Nath Roy, 48, made it about halfway across the 600-foot wire when his ponytail apparently became entangled in the wheeler leaving him dangling some 70 feet above the river while spectators watched helplessly. Because the stunt was performed illegally — and Roy had no emergency personnel standing by to assist him — it took another 45 minutes before police were finally able to bring him down. He was rushed to a nearby hospital when doctors pronounced him dead of an apparent heart attack.



The real life Aquaman who set the record for swimming 236 feet in the sub-zero waters of the North Sea


Danish freediver Stig Severinsen — who has a Ph. D. in medicine and a master's degree in biology — is known for participating in the most extreme challenges, including swimming in freezing water. Before setting his first breath-holding world record, he swam 500 feet (about 152 meters) in the sub-zero waters of the North Sea.

After taking a few breaths of air, he dived feet first through a hole carved in the ice. As soon as he was in the water, he started swimming to the next hole wearing only in his signature blue Speedos. It was 152 meters away, and there wasn't another escape route, which made the challenge extremely dangerous. After reaching his destination in just 2 minutes and 11 seconds, the 40-year-old daredevil lingered in the freezing hole a little longer, as if to prove the cold didn't affect him much.

He also set another record for swimming 72 meters wearing only swimming trunks. You'd think that after swimming that distance in the heart-stopping water he would immediately jump out to find some warm clothes, but our hero just stood there with his elbows on the ice, smiling and thanking everyone as if he was in a hot tub or somewhere in the Bahamas.




The daredevil who switched gliders in mid-air for a publicity stunt


Red Bull has a long history of sponsoring some pretty crazy and extreme endeavors, from their annual cliff-diving competitions to Felix Baumgartner's space jump, to Robbie Madison's motorcycle jump onto the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in 2008.

But — even for Red Bull — this stunt is pretty insane. In the video below, parachute and skydive master Paul Steiner casually switches gliders in mid-air, hanging off the wing of one to drop onto the top of the other.
If that wasn't enough, he then proceeds to grab the tail of the first glider (which flips upside down) while standing on the second. Check it out:


This Woman's Instagram Is the Best Place To See Someone Falling Down In Public Over and Over

This Woman's Instagram Is the Best Place To See Someone Falling Down In Public Over and Over


The surest way to get a reaction out of people is through social experiment-style pranks, and that's exactly what Instagram user Paige Ginn has been doing by epically falling in public places on purpose and recording the reactions of the people around her. Some people rush to help, others laugh, and the occasional sociopath pretends like they didn't even see it happen when they clearly saw it happen and don't even bother to offer her a hand or an "omg holy sh*t are you alright?!!!". The reactions are almost just as entertaining as her masterful falls themselves... check 'em out!








And if her falls look f*cking painful, well, it's because they really, really are. Ginn also posts photos of her injuries, and some of them are beyond brutal and horrifyingly disgusting. (Click at your own risk!) You can't deny that this woman suffers for her art :{

10 Moronic Teens Who Were Killed Mimicking ‘Jackass’

10 Moronic Teens Who Were Killed Mimicking ‘Jackass’


They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but flattery does not reflect intelligence. The following individuals learned that the hard way.

Most of us have seen or heard of the short-lived MTV show Jackass, which starred Johnny Knoxville and his gang of stooges. Although the show featured disclaimers that urged viewers not to mimic the program’s dangerous stunts, that did not deter the dim-witted.

10.  Drugs, Alcohol, And A Bulletproof Vest

In July 2014, 30-year-old Mark Ramiro and his friend of 15 years, Darnell Mitchell, were on an all-night binge of drugs and alcohol when the duo began daring one another. Mitchell was dared to lick a toilet, which he did. Afterward, he decided to up the ante by taking a bullet to the chest while wearing a bulletproof vest.

The duo’s intention was to create a Jackass-style video that would bring them fame and fortune. As the camera began to roll, Mitchell instructed Ramiro to shoot him in the chest. But Ramiro’s aim was a little high, and he shot Mitchell once in the upper chest.

Although he was rushed to the hospital by Ramiro and a few other friends, Mitchell was pronounced dead after medical staff attempted to revive him. Ramiro stayed at the hospital and waited for authorities to take him into custody. He pled guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to four years in prison.

9.  A Pickup Truck And A Burning Chair


In November 2002, 18-year-old Adam Ports and three friends decided to create and record their own stunt. The four teenagers, all students at Tiffin University in Ohio, hopped into a pickup truck and headed out into the country.

There, the teens took an old chair and set it on fire. Then they threw the chair off the bed of the moving truck. In the chaos of filming their exploits, Ports lost his balance and fell out of the bed of the pickup. He was taken to a hospital and died the following day of head injuries sustained in the accident.

In a report, Seneca County’s Sergeant Brian Hescht decried the teenagers’ attempt to create a stunt that was similar to what they had seen on the TV showJackass.

Marnie Malter, a spokesperson from the MTV/Paramount network, disagreed with Hescht’s claims. She stated, “The police report that was filed makes it clear that this incident has no connection to any stunts performed on the Jackasstelevision show or film.”

Johnny Knoxville expressed his condolences to the Ports family while also stating, “We have warnings at the beginning and the end. In every interview I have ever given, I have stressed: ‘Don’t try this at home.’ We steer away from stunts that are easily imitable.”

8. Playground Carousel


A 20-year-old man in Germany was part of a group of six men known as the “Bavarian Dumbasses.” They uploaded videos on the Internet that showed the gang partaking in dangerous stunts that were styled after the show Jackass.

In one stunt, the other young men taped the 20-year-old man to a spinning playground carousel. Then they attached a rope from the carousel to a BMW. The men put the car in full throttle to achieve maximum spinning velocity, which caused the tape to rip and hurl the man across the park.

After hearing shouts for help, bystanders rushed to the scene. According to one witness, a man was lying on the ground, possibly with a broken neck and covered in blood.

Two other members of the Bavarian Dumbasses were taken to the hospital and treated for shock. The 20-year-old victim, who has only been identified as Tobias, was pronounced dead at the scene.

7.  The Mummy


In 2004 in Norway, an 18-year-old Swedish teenager and two of his friends decided to play in traffic. Since that idea lacked originality and perhaps creativity, the young man decided to wear a mummy-like costume.

After donning the attire as if it were Halloween, the 18-year-old man handed his two friends a video camera and asked them to film his exploits. Then he ran onto a busy highway and lay down in front of oncoming traffic.

One car was able to swerve out of the way before colliding with the man. However, less than 20 seconds later, a second car was unable to stop and ran over the young man. The entire incident was captured on tape, and police speculated that the three were “motivated by the MTV stunt show, Jackass.”

6.  The Ultimate Belly Flop


In May 2008, Matt Evans, an honor student and senior at Granite City High School, was only 10 days away from graduating and moving on to college. That night, Evans and a couple friends were outside of Evans’s home when another friend drove up the street honking and shouting in celebration of their upcoming graduation.

Evans, who was known as a practical joker to his friends and who would often partake in pranks similar to those on Jackass, jumped on the approaching car and landed on the hood in a belly flop.

One of the individuals in the moving car stated that Evans did not have a good grip and was slipping off. Instead of simply slowing down, the driver panicked and slammed on the brakes.

Evans was thrown from the vehicle. He landed headfirst on the pavement outside his home. Although he was taken to a hospital, he never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead the following night.

5.  Hood Riding Part II


In December 2002, just two months after Jackass: The Movie opened in theaters, 15-year-old Stephen Paul Rauen from Albuquerque, New Mexico, attempted to recreate a stunt that he had seen in the film. Like Matt Evans, Rauen decided to jump on the hood of a moving vehicle.

As the vehicle approached Rauen, he jumped on the hood of the car. The driver slammed on the brakes and sent Rauen hurtling to the pavement. Unlike Evans, who died because he smashed his head, Rauen was run over by the vehicle, which ended up dragging him a short distance.

Albuquerque police spokesman Jeff Arbogast stated that the teens were indeed imitating a stunt that they had seen on Jackass. The police department also had reports that the individuals involved had performed similar stunts in the past.

4.  Railroad Tracks


In December 2002, a 13-year-old Indiana boy named Aaron Brown and five other teens were imitating stunts that they had seen on Jackass. The six teenagers were speeding in a van at 110 kilometers per hour (70 mph) across railroad tracks.

After the third pass, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a parked van, causing the vehicle to slide more than 120 meters (400 ft). Five of the teens were injured in the crash. Unfortunately, Aaron Brown died.

Investigators found a camcorder in the van along with stunts that the teens had previously recorded. Investigators also found video of the show Jackass in the van.

The 17-year-old driver of the van openly admitted to police that he had been driving too fast on the railroad tracks. The teen also admitted to almost running over a bicyclist on the first pass across the railroad tracks.

3.  Car Surfing


In March 2008 in Florida, 18-year-old Cameron Bieberle was “car surfing” in a parking lot. While sitting in a shopping cart, Bieberle held onto the bumper of a car that was driven by his 23-year-old friend Michael A. Smith. The cart hit a speed bump and sent Bieberle flying 10 meters (30 ft) through the air. Bieberle landed on his head and died at the scene.

According to reports, Bieberle and Smith had previously videotaped themselves riding in shopping carts in parking lots while pushing and slamming one another into objects.

Bieberle’s father told investigators that he believes the show Jackass inspired his son to engage in these dangerous stunts. In 2011, Smith was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in the death of Bieberle and sentenced to four years in prison. He also received 11 years of probation and a permanent revocation of his driver’s license.

2.  One, Two, Three, Jump


In September 2005, 18-year-old Adam E. Page from Vermont was carrying out a preplanned stunt with his 18-year-old friend Adam Cota. The two had intended to mimic stunts from Jackass.

At 6:00 PM, Page was driving his 1995 Subaru Legacy at around 50 kilometers per hour (30 mph) when he opened his door and jumped out of the vehicle with the car in cruise control. Cota, who was in the front passenger seat, grabbed the steering wheel. He turned the car around to check on Page, who was lying unresponsive on the roadway.

Page died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Investigators recovered a videotape that Cota had been recording of Page’s stunt from the front passenger seat. Two other teenagers, who were not identified, had been sitting in the backseat of Page’s car during the stunt. One of those teens had also filmed the stunt.

1.  Booze, Stunts, And Murder


In 2014, Neill Buchel was a 39-year-old father of two living in England. On the evening of March 13, he was hanging out at a flat with a group of his so-called friends. That was the last time that Buchel was seen alive. Nearly three weeks later, his butchered remains were found strewn throughout different lakes in the towns near his home.

It was later revealed that Buchel often spent time with his “mates,” who lived in adjacent flats. They drank heavily and willingly participated in dangerous, Jackass-style stunts that the men often filmed.

Some of the games inflicted serious harm on the men. For example, they put chili powder on their genitals and set their pubic hair on fire. The violence escalated that night in March when the men brutally beat Buchel to death and chopped up his body into 10 pieces.

In the end, five men stood trial. Three of the men were found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and sentenced to 3–5 years in prison. Two other men were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 21 years each.



On January 21, 2004, the obituary of 16-year-old Roberta “Bobbi” MacKinnon appeared in a California newspaper. She had been an honor student who was in her junior year at Marysville High School.

Four days earlier, the young girl with a bright future had met other teens at a nearby park. There, the teenagers tried to reenact a stunt that they had seen on Jackass.

The teens attached a rope to a merry-go-round and then tied the opposite end of the rope to a pickup truck. The truck sped off, spinning the merry-go-round with great force and throwing Bobbi 25 meters (75 ft). She landed in the street. Although attempts were made to save her, Bobbi’s injuries were too severe and she died that day.




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Pro driver Chris Forsberg gets an April fools day surprise when he thinks he’s about to drift a Nissan 350Z, but it turns out to be a heavily modified van!


The Most Important Survey On The Planet Has Finally Determined Whether Men Or Women Are Better Drivers

A new survey has cleverly worked who are better drivers: Men or women?

Just so you know, I’m over here drifting ‘round your house and leaving tire marks all over your driveway like a motherfuckin’ boss. Know why? Because I’m a better driver than you. That’s right, I said it – while you’re out driving around Miss Daisy I’m chillin’ with Vin Diesel and doing sick stunts and shit like this:

Now that I’ve gotten THAT out of my system (and gee whiz was that a long time coming), looks like we can finally settle the age-old debate of who makes a better driver – men or women.

Drum roll…

It turns out women are the best.

Insurance expert Admiral LittleBox studied the records of UK drivers alongside their gender, and found that 58% of women were better drivers overall. Via Metro,

The study, which also took into account job and colour of their car, found too that the safest car to drive was a red Honda. The worst? Audi drivers in their 20s, who ranked as the worst drivers in the land.

Regionally, the safest drivers live in East Anglia, the best for speeding live in Bradford – and the worst for speeding live in London.

Family in car at night
Men have proven to be less safe than women on the road, oh dear

So, if you’d like to feel safer on your commute to work, all you need to do is find a middle-aged, female, software engineer from East Anglia in a red Honda to carpool with.

That can’t be so hard.

Lloyd Badran of Admiral said younger people tend to score lower than others due to lack of experience.

We have a lot of interesting data that show us driving trends throughout the UK. While it’s fascinating to create these in-depth profiles of good and bad drivers, which we can do with great precision, there is a useful side to this.

Telematics data allows us to provide fairer prices to customers that reflect their driving ability rather than being based on the risk profiles of similar types of people. We believe safe drivers should be rewarded for their efforts.

Don’t believe us? Check the results for yourself here.




The Most Important Survey On The Planet Has Finally Determined Whether Men Or Women Are Better Drivers

You Can Never Get Enough Of People Landing On Vehicles In Movies


New year, new supercut. The best way to start 2016 is with a bang and then another band and then several bangs after that. Check out Hollywood's obsession with hitting vehicles with actors, this never gets old.

You Can Never Get Enough Of People Landing On Vehicles In Movies

The 20 Sexiest Female Gymnasts in the World

The 20 Sexiest Female Gymnasts in the World

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We already know that watching gymnastics is a great excuse to see some super-strong ladies in tight costumes. But don’t get us wrong – we have mad respect for these women who compete. The vault, the uneven bars, the balance beam, and those floor exercises have got to do a number on their stamina and body. Gymnastics may be one of the toughest sports in the Olympic Games, and it is definitely one that we make a point to watch.

That being said, there are certainly some absolutely stunning ladies in the gymnastics world. So here is our list of the 20 sexiest female gymnasts in the world. They hail from all over the United States, as well as Austria, Romania, and the gymnastics-hub of the world, Russia. What is not to love about a gymnast? They are lean, toned, strong, and they can totally kick our butt. They spend hours upon hours perfecting their craft and they have the glutes, calves, and quads to prove it.

You will probably recognize some of the beautiful gymnasts on this list, but perhaps others are lesser-known to you. Make sure you read up and see what all the fuss is about. You won’t be disappointed!

20. Kristina Baskett

Via blocku.com

Via blocku.com

This dark-haired and brown-eyed beauty hails from Washington state in the USA. She is well adorned with medals and received a full scholarship to pursue gymnastics at the University of Utah. Not only is she super fit and attractive, but she’s smart, too! She has a degree in Mass Communications and Electronic Journalism and now she works in Los Angeles as a stunt double in big screen movies. She has also appeared in commercials and live-action shows for Cirque du Soleil and Sea World. Her beautiful body has also graced the ads of Puma, Adidas, and Nike, just to name a few.

19. McKayla Maroney

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Many of us remember McKayla from her appearance in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. While she is only 19 years old, she is one smokin’ hot young woman. She has an impressive resume, too: she’s competed in the US National Championships, the Pan American Championships, and the World Championships. The petite gymnast was one of the power players on the American women’s gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics and she helped her team snag the gold medal, while she took the silver for the vault. And we were thrilled when she delved into acting, appearing in Hart of Dixie and Bones.

18. Nastia Liukin

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Nastia Liukin is one of the most well-known gymnasts in Olympic history. She is from Russia and moved to the United States when she was just two years old. She is a blonde bombshell and when she takes the stage at gymnastics tournaments, she is a force to be reckoned with. Being gorgeous and limber must run in the family, because her parents were both gymnastics champions as well. Even so, Nastia is her own superstar and she has also done modeling work. With her long and lean body, she is well-suited to a life in front of the camera.

17. Aly Raisman

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Alexandra (“Aly”) Raisman is one of the hottest faces in the gymnastics world right now. Every female is vying to have her strong and sexy body, and she is an Olympic Champ who stole our hearts in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. She is a leader and was the captain of the women’s U.S. gymnastics team. She also showed off her moves on the dance floor by appearing on the hit television show Dancing With the Stars. At age 21, she is a blossoming young woman and has way too many medals to her name to count. This girl is seductive, whether she is on the uneven bars or doing a cha-cha-cha.

16. Jamie Dantzscher

Jamie Dantzscher (middle) Via thurstontalk.com

Jamie Dantzscher (middle) Via thurstontalk.com

Jamie Dantzscher was a superstar at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia when she helped the U.S. women’s gymnastics team snag a bronze medal. Not only are her looks picture-perfect, but she also achieved a perfect 10 while competing in the National College Athletic Association 28 times! Now that she is no longer competing, she helps other gymnasts and works as an assistant coach at Arizona State University. She is one of the few women out there who can rock a high ponytail and make it look absolutely alluring. She is also proof that a woman can be strong and fit and still super-sexy.

15. Alicia Sacramone

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Via pics.wikifeet.com

Alicia Sacramone is small, but mighty. The 5-foot, 1-inch gymnast has accomplished a lot in her 27 years. She was part of the successful U.S. women’s gymnastics team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she won the silver medal. She has also competed in the World Championships, The World Cup Finals, and The Visa Championships. Sadly, for us, she is married to Brady Quinn (who plays in the NFL.) Alicia is so gorgeous that she is a blonde beauty for CoverGirl cosmetics and she serves as a spokeswoman for 24 Fitness. Hey, we would go to the gym everyday if we could see her.

14. Katie Matusik

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Katie Matusik hails from Texas and she sure is a southern belle. She is currently working as an assistant coach in Arizona. The winner of several awards, Katie is a beautiful blonde and has a winning smile. Her graceful moves have helped her win countless medals and earn multiple titles. Honestly, we could watch her move across the balance beam for hours. Her long legs and her solid skills are admirable and we gotta say, there is nothing quite as sexy as a girl with muscle. Katie is probably best known for totally smashing it at the 2012 NCAA Gymnastics National Championships. She stuck that landing like a pro!

13. Nikki Childs

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Nikki Childs wowed the crowd during her gymnast career, and she is a woman with a lot of spunk. What is not to love about her? She’s got a bright, white smile, gorgeous chestnut hair, and dark tanned skin that rivals the hottest beach babes. Plus, she is a kick-ass gymnast with killer moves. Whether she is wrestling the uneven bars, strutting on the balance beam, or moving around on the floor exercises, Nikki has delighted judges and audiences alike. Some of her most awesome achievements include a 9.9 out of 10 score on the bars and 12 (count ‘em, 12) event titles throughout her career.

12. Shawn Johnson

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Shawn Johnson may be one of the most popular gymnasts on our list, and why not? She was a sweetheart during the Olympic Games, plus she is a true role model who opened up about her struggles and kicked butt on Dancing With the Stars. Shawn showed her beauty in more ways than one by owning her strength and confidence on the competition floor and being real and true about her past struggles. We’ve got to hand it to her, it takes a real woman to do that! Would you believe that she’s becoming a wife? Too bad that’s not going to stop us from fantasizing!

11. Ariella Kaeslin

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Here is some Swiss lovin’ for us. Ariella Kaeslin is proof that they make ‘em absolutely gorgeous in Europe. She is an adorned gymnast who has taken home a massive amount of medals over the years. The 28-year-old may not be competing anymore, but she is still remembered for her killer moves on the vault, which was her specialty. Ariella is the perfect name for such a beautiful young woman who embodies grace and lightness. Her gymnastics moves totally represented her stunning beauty and seductive allure. This Swiss sweetheart definitely deserves a spot on our list. And while she may be retired, she is still capable of showing off some awesome moves.

10. Stacy Bartlett

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Stacy Bartlett looks like a heartbreaker and it is true that she is quite the stunner on the gymnastics floor. With her enviable glutes, quads, and calves, you can bet that she was a source of jealousy for the other gymnasts she competed against. Stacy encompasses the perfect combination of precision and balance, and with her graceful moves, she quickly stole the hearts of her audience. Stacy makes super-toned legs look downright sexy, and she could definitely rock a leotard any day. Plus, with her blonde hair and toned physique, she kind of looks like Jennifer Lawrence, which is a win-win for us!

9. Carly Patterson

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Carly Patterson is now 27 years old, but she is one of those women who only gets hotter with age. She not only makes a living as a gymnast, but she sings, too! In the 2004 Olympic Games, she was part of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team and won the All-Around Championship. She also got inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Alas, she is married, but hey, good for her husband! This girl is a triple threat: she has the looks, the strength, and the vocals to make anyone swoon. Check out her single, “Temporary Life (Ordinary Girl)” and listen for yourself.

8. Stephanie McAllister

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Gymnast Stephanie McAllister has too many titles to name here. She is an all-star 25-year-old from Indiana, and although she is petite, she is super powerful. She is a five-time All-American champion and is a beast at the vault. The year 2012 was a big deal for her, when she competed with the University of Utah and banged out a wildly successful floor exercise routine. Her performance helped the University of Utah team snag a victory over Stanford. This woman is truly amazing, whether she is flipping and spinning through the air or just gracing us with her stunning presence.

7. Corey Hartung

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Corey Hartung is so talented that she was cast by the famed Cirque du Soleil. This woman is like a spinning ballerina flying through the air, and she is gorgeous from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet. Corey has achieved All-American gymnastics fame a whopping 10 times and is making her hometown in Florida proud by appearing in the Cirque du Soleil shows. The only downside to the whole performing thing is that she has to cover up her naturally gorgeous face with Cirque makeup and face paint. Yet it is a small price to pay to see her performing her acrobatic stunts with superb ease.

6. Sandra Izbasa

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What an exotic name for an other-worldly beautiful human being. Sandra Izbasa is a Romanian beauty and she has graced the arenas during both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. It was during these Games that she snagged two bronze medals and helped her European team to victory. The 25-year-old is tall as far as gymnasts are concerned (she’s 5-foot, 6-inches) and she is a hypnotic beauty when she performs her floor exercise routines. She actually won the gold medal in floor exercise at the Beijing Olympics and took the gold for vault in London. And guess what? She isn’t done yet! Sandra would like to continue competing, so keep your peepers peeled!

5. Sandra Mayer

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Here we have another Sandra on our list of absolutely sexy female gymnasts. Sandra Mayer is of Austrian descent and as you would expect, she is totally stunning. Yet it’s not just her looks; she is super-talented, too! Even though she has gone into retirement, the gymnastics world will never forget her achievements in the sport. She took part in multiple Championships, both on the European and World stages. Her eyes were set on competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she ended up tearing a ligament, which shattered those dreams. Still, we won’t remember Sandra as a damsel in distress, but rather as a butt-kicking, bronze-medal winning Austrian gymnast with a curvaceous figure.

4. Aliya Mustafina

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Ooh, la! This 21-year-old Russian gymnast is hot, hot, hot. Her country may be cold, but she steams up the arena every time she does a routine. Aliya Mustafina was the all-around champ in 2010 and dominated the uneven bars in 2012. She has the sole honor of winning the most gymnastics medals at the 2012 Summer Olympic games. She is best known for her skills on the uneven bars and the floor exercises and she has solidified herself as a gymnast who exhibits elegant strength and precision. In true Russian fashion, she aims high in competition and is always trying to infuse higher difficulty into her routines.

3. Gina Nuccio

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Gina Nuccio is a role model for us all. This absolutely amazing woman has overcome obstacles to become one of the sexiest and most successful gymnasts to come around in a while. She was just 18 years old when she experienced a heart illness, tachycardia. The irregularity in her heart rate and the bumps and tumbles that she took in gymnastics were definitely not helping. Yet, Nuccio pushed through to overcome the condition. She underwent a procedure, continued to practice her craft, and went to school. Talk about girl power! Plus, she is a beautiful woman, inside and out. She has most certainly earned a spot on our list.

2. Alina Kabaeva

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If her name sounds intriguing, that’s because this Russian beauty is a gorgeous woman who is flourishing well into adulthood. She may be in her thirties now, but she is even more of a stunner than when she was a competing gymnast. Alina has been honored as a Russian Master of Sports and competed as a rhythmic gymnast. She was also involved in politics! Clearly, we don’t wanna mess with this girl, but she is always welcome to grace us with her presence! Alina has placed first in 41 events and was the All-Around gold medal winner at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

1. Giulia Steingruber

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We have here a Swiss miss who at age 21 is the very first winner of the all-around title in Europe. She is a beast at the vault, winning 3 gold medals in that event, as well as a gold for the floor exercise at the European Games. Giulia was proud to represent Switzerland at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and she is a wonderful testament to skill, hard work, and dedication to your sport. She is a natural beauty, but looks even more elegant and graceful when she is competing. Hm…will we be seeing her in 2016 in Rio?


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You've had a good look at some of the craziest stunts you wouldn't believe aren't CGI, and now we'd like to give you the most over-the-top, expensive and unprecedented stunts in Hollywood history. From blowing up shit in the sky to 82-horse chariot races, these little stunts cost film studios a pretty penny. While stunts like shutting down Times Square for Tom Cruise's 90-minute "Vanilla Sky" sprint are impressive, there are an abundance of high-ticket stunts and sets that cost more money and take more time to pull off than most full-length feature films. Please enjoy with popcorn for the full effect.

"Inception" Moving Hallway
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With a classic trailer whose musical score haunted every trailer to follow it, one visual we easily recall is the spinning and folding hallway of Christopher Nolan's "Inception." Known for expensive sets and great effects — even if there are plot holes in the writing — Nolan introduced the concept of a zero-gravity fight chamber towards the film's end. This 100-foot spinning set was built in three parts, constructed by nearly 500 crew members over three weeks and contributed largely to the film's $160 million budget.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" Aerial Jumps
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While the reboot cost $250 million to make, the biggest difference between the old Spider-Man and the new one is that Andrew Garfield's character shot his webs in expensive aerial stunts. Director Mark Webb — Webb, what are the odds? — wanted to differentiate from past CGI swinging and so hired a stunt man and invested a lot of time, money and manpower into curating real-life swinging for his red-hooded hero. Rigs as tall as 300 feet were built to add a believability effect to the character's reboot. This gives justice to the "amazing" in the rebooted title.

"Cliffhanger" 15,000-Foot Rope Aerial
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In 1993, the film entered the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most expensive aerial stunt in film history. Simon Crane, the stuntman paid $1 million for his job well done, climbed a rope between two planes without a safety harness at 15,000 feet. The set was refused insurance as the planes were both required to fly exactly 150 miles per hour to avoid any catastrophes, in addition to any number of other things that could go wrong. Crane still performed the stunt and got his big pay day. This is right up there with Tom Cruise taking off in "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation."

"Terminator 2" Helicopter Chase
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The film spent more than $50 million on stunts and effects, which is a lot for a film back in the early '90s. James Cameron became a stuntman/cameraman in order to capture the film's most nail-biting, noteworthy stunt in its helicopter chase. The scene required the helicopter to fly very low to the ground, clearing under an overpass, and even though the crew bailed on Cameron, he still got the shot himself. Too bad he didn't take a badass selfie while he was at it.

"Dark Knight Rises" Plane-Jack
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The opening minutes of Christopher Nolan's concluding "Dark Knight" chapter gave new meaning to plane-jacking when the daring director — in IMAX camera quality — captured a two-plane heist scene that was almost all real. In the scene, one plane hijacked another, flipping it on its end and ripping its wings off. Though the original smaller plane was replaced with one that would break down and plummet to the Earth, the skydivers who dropped in on cables and exited the plane were all real stuntmen hanging from the larger plane. With a budget of $257 million, Nolan had the time and space to pull off his stunt just right while watching from his helicopter.

"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" Skyscraper Free Climb
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Not only is Tom Cruise a part of the crazy stunts by real actors, the films he performs stunts in have some of the most expensive scenes as well. In the fourth "M: I" installment, "Ghost Protocol," director Brad Bird designed a free climb for Cruise on the largest building in the tall city of Dubai, this one higher than 2,700 feet. Bird had to create a smaller replica for Cruise to practice climbing with high-tech electric gloves — whatever happened to suction cups? — on a higher part of the building's glass wall. The wall was built in Dubai, then flown — yes, flown — to Prague where they were shooting. The cost of building the props, the time to orchestrate the scene and paying the high-dollar Ethan Hunt to do his own stunt — insure him too — ran the bill on the film up to $150 million.

"The Matrix Reloaded" Prop Highway
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The first of the back-to-back sequels to the 1999 classic original "The Matrix," featured a high-speed highway scene in which the characters were running atop semi trucks in high-intensity fight and crash scenes. The scene was so long and in-depth that it became too time-consuming and costly to shut down any real major highway, so they built their own, which cost about $2.5 million. With a budget of about $127 million, the film destroyed about 300 cars donated by General Motors and took nearly three months just to shoot the highway scene.

"Iron Man 3" Air Force One Explosion
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Robert Downey Jr. has been known for getting high in the past, but this scene from "Iron Man 3" took the red-metal billionaire to new heights. When Air Force One had its passengers sucked into free-fall, a team of Red Bull skydivers stood in, one wearing a red and gold jumpsuit with another filming while most of the heroic action is caught in real time free-fall. The film cost about $300 million to make, which makes sense when you consider multiple free-falling bodies shooting aerial dynamics amidst the high-quality CGI of an airplane explosion.

"Ben-Hur" The $4 Million Chariot Race
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Still to this day, Charlton Heston's chariot scene holds a strong tally for one of the most expensive and unprecedented stunts in movie history. For 1959, $4 million was a lot of money, an insane amount, in fact. The chariot race in "Ben-Hur" cost that much and made up a quarter of the film's budget, including planning, training and sets built by close to a thousand men over a few months' time. With 82 horses brought into Rome, trained and coordinated with the stuntman and Heston, the nearly four-hour action film holds its place in film history.




The video in this story is strictly for mature audiences. As if the cringe-worthy Fatalities from Mortal Kombat X weren’t enough, the gods from RackaRacka explore what some of these killer moves would look like if done in real life. With a team of talented stuntmen alongside a team of talented special effects artists, RackRacka hikes up the death count as a couple of young friends’ barbecue turns into a fight to the finish, Mortal Kombat style.