sometimes You feel like you want to do something crazy.But what the men (yes, men are only men) dare in our list, that’s another caliber.If you want to be stiff of adrenaline yourself, read our list of the 10 crazy stunts.
10. The bungee jump from Goldeneye
Do you remember the James Bond movie Goldeneye from 1995?There stuntman Wayne Michaels makes a bold jump of a 220 meter high Swiss dam (Contra Dam).The Brit is thus the highest bungee jump on its name.It took over three months of thinking before this stunt was effectively implemented.A dozen engineers broke their heads, more than 100 approvals and certificates were issued before the jump could be performed effectively (safely).The result was really spectacular.The whole jump was recorded in one task.Highest movie history.James Bond is still proud of it!
9. Choral dance of Philippe Petit
This challenge has been splendidly portrayed in the documentary ‘Man On Wire’ and in the movie ‘The Walk’ with Joseph Gordon Levitt.For those who do not know this historical string dance: he was run in 1974 by Philippe Petit between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York.It was a big event at that time.The Frenchman shot with a bow and arrow a fishing line from the south to the north tower, and then filled it with larger cords to create a sufficiently sturdy cable.With a superconcentrated look he walked from south to north.The activity was totally illegal, and Philippe was arrested immediately after his stunt to be released afterwards.And the world was once again a crazy stunt richer.
8. Harry Houdini’s Chinese water torture stunt
Houdini is one of the world’s best known magicians and stuntmen.For this legendary stunt he lowered himself upside down into a large water tank, tied his feet.In the tank he managed to loosen and free himself.How?That is of course the question, there was a cloth over the tank.Several times was the edge of the board, but it hit him every time.When Houdini died, there was in his will that the famous tank should be destroyed.However, that did not happen, and by much detours the tank is now in the hands of David Copperfield.
7. Dave ‘The Bullet’ Smith or the human cannonball
Some men earn their money by shooting a bullet from a gun.Like this Dave Smith Jr.Aka the human cannonball.He has brought this sport to a new level.He does not just come out of a cannon and lands on a mattress.No.He can shoot more than 60 meters from a mega gun in a parking lot, or better, at a stage where the audience is watching with breath.Smith has the record of most gun shots on his name: over 5000 and he is also the record holder of the longest flight: over 60 meters.It’s a father-son thing, his father, Dave ‘cannonball’ Smith Sr.Did it for him.
6. Alain Robert, the skyscraper climber
There is apparently something in the Evian in France, because this Frenchman can also take very bad voyages.This ‘spiderman’ crawls on skyscrapers all over the world.He does it illegally and without a safety net.He just challenges and begins to climb.He did that on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sears Tower in Chicago and the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia.And after an invigorating climb, he always goes to the police station.
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5. The Rotterdam Slide of Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan is the master of the stunts.This man from Hong Kong does almost all his stunts in his movies himself, for more than 40 years.One of the most exciting things he did was in 1998 ‘Who Am I’. He performed a free fall at the Willemswerf building in Rotterdam.To give you an idea: he went down to glass on 21 floors.A slide for advanced!If we talk about Jackie, we recommend watching this moviefrom Every Frame a Painting, giving you a good insight why he is the master of the action comedy.
4. Walking on the wings of an airplane: Omar Locklear
A man with a strange hobby?Or a real stuntman?Let’s put Omar into the second category.Even because he performed his stunts in the early 20th century.He not only flew as a pilot for various First World War films, but the Hollywood bobos quickly realized that he was still a lot of punisher from the cockpit.He just cropped on the wings to make a small repair.Thus a star was born.He soon became the best-known “wing walker” of the world.However, in 1920 it went wrong.In his plane, fire broke out, Omar did not survive the crash.
3. Wingsuit jumping with Gary Connery
A solid dive of a cliff in a wingsuit.It looks rather easy but especially spectacular.But this sport is not easy at all.Brit Gary Connery is almost the guru of an activity that becomes more popular and popular.He ‘flies’ not only from mountains and cliffs, but also from helicopters.A solid figure of acrobatics in the sky, we find.A fair world champion.
2. A bike ride of 268 kilometers per hour
Stuntman Fred Rompelberg , a Dutchman and former professional cyclist, made it: drive 268 kilometers per hour by bike in the Bonneville Utah salt plot.His bike was specially adapted so that it had almost no resistance.Fred was no longer the youngest when he performed his stunt: he was 50!
1. A mega gift canyon jump by Evel Knievel
Evel Knievel or Robert Craig Knievel was one of the worst motorstunt performers in the world, but also one of the craziest.He was a true legend in the 1960s and 70s of the last century.In addition to his recordjumps, he also had the record “broken bones in one human life”.His best-known jump was carried out on the Snake River Canyon.His engine had been stepped up, yet he landed in the gap instead of it.Nevertheless, he gets our first place in our list of the 10 most legendary stunts!