With everyone’s sudden expertise in women’s gymnastics, this is some footage from the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney where officials setting the vault nearly two inches too low resulted in eighteen competitors making incredibly dangerous attempts at the apparatus before the error (or sabotage?!) was recognized. Of course most internet
Note: Screaming. Also, it looks they changed the video settings so you’ll have to watch the clip on Youtube, although I included a slow-motion the flying part below. This is some dashcam footage of a car absolutely launching itself from the highway above and almost reaching the power lines before
This is a video from a swing in Dagestan, Russia (elevation ~6,300-feet) constructed on a cliffside so riders can get a view of the valley from above, when one of the chains breaks and sends two women over the edge. Thankfully, only to a wooden platform a few feet below.
This is a selfie video captured by steeplejack (a tradesman who scales buildings to inspect/repair them, originally named for climbing church steeples) James Marksbury while hanging onto the top spire of the Chrysler Building in New York City at approximately 1,000-feet. For reference, I’m just over 6’1″, so he’s at
Note: Video will autoplay with loud crash at the beginning, check your volume. This is some footage from a family’s backyard security camera of a distracted driver plowing through their fence and completely obliterating their above-ground pool, which actually helped stop the car from entering the house. That…is terrifying. Thankfully
This is a visual comparison of known tsunami wave heights, culminating with the Lituya Bay, Alaska mega tsunami that measured over 520m (1,700+ feet) high. Holy smokes! That particular tsunami was caused by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that triggered a rockslide, quickly depositing some 90-million tons of rock into Lituya
Because having an emergency exit strategy in place is an important part of survival (and not pooping your pants at the restaurant table while on a date), this is a video of Tom Scott being treated to a tour of a giant wind turbine, as well as getting to experience
Seen here looking like a deleted portion of Horizon Zero Dawn, this is a introductory video for Boston Dynamics’ latest killer-bot, Stretch, a single-armed “sensor gripped” robot allegedly designed for warehouse work. I feel like it’s even scarier than Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robots because at least with those you can