Alexander Chernikov, an amateur stuntman from Barnaul, Russia, jumped off the roof of a five-story building into the snow, after being set on fire. Even though the whole thing looks absolutely insane, the 22-year-old actually spent a week to prepare himself for the stunt. For example, he’s wearing a special asbestos cloth under those pants to protect himself from the fire:
French rally driver Guerlain Chicherit performed the first ever unassisted 360-degree backflip in a car, on Sunday. Chicherit launched his specially built Mini Countryman off a ramp in the French ski resort of Tignes, soaring 75ft into the air before flipping the car.
Safety regulations? What safety regulations?
Daredevil Nik Wallenda became the first person to tightrope walk across Niagara Falls Friday night. Wallenda was tethered to a wire at the insistence of ABC which broadcasted the stunt live.
British stuntman Gary Connery has become the first man to jump 2400 feet without a parachute. The 42-year-old wingman skydived from a helicopter above Ridge Wood, Buckinghamshire, and landed in an area covered with 18,600 cardboard boxes.
Meanwhile, in Iceland…O-M-G, did you see that?!
World-famous daredevil clown Bello Nock hung on a trapeze suspended from a helicopter that was hovering 500 feet above Sarasota, Florida, last Thursday. The international circus star performed the death-defying trapeze act without the safety devices to promote the upcoming Circus Sarasota show that he will be starring in.
Wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss crashed into Table Mountain in South Africa on Monday morning. He survived, but broke both legs. Corliss, one of the best BASE jumpers in the world, was being filmed by HBO when the accident happened. Jeb reportedly leaped safely from Table Mountain when he was either blown off course by a [...]
Petr Pilat, an aerobatic motorbike rider from the Czech Republic, backflipped his bike over a plane flown by Kirby Chambliss, a Red Bull champion pilot from Texas, US. Or you could say that Chambliss managed to fly his plane under a backflipping motorcycle.
Daredevil Michael Kemeter performed a tightrope walk 3,000ft above Yosemite National Park… without a safety harness. The 23-year-old walked unprotected on a 99 ft(30 m) long, one-inch wide highline at the Taft Point, California.