193-Foot High Diving World Record

This is a video of crazy person Laso Schaller setting world records for both the Highest Dive from a High Diving Board and Highest Cliff Jump by leaping from a platform built on a cliff in Maggia, Ticino, Switzerland in 2015 while a group of spectators watch (the tiny ants seen in the upper center of the screencap). The distance to the water is 58.8 meters (192′ 10″), and Laso reaches a speed of 76MPH on his four second cannonball down. Damn — this is the sort of jump you’d only expect somebody to survive in an unrealistic action movie. Thankfully he does though. Still, I always find it weird how many people will show up to watch somebody potentially die.