25 Most Death Defying Stunts Ever
Posted by David Pegg on August 13, 2012
For the popular James Bond movie Goldeneye Wayne Michaels made the highest bungee jump in history from the top of this Swiss dam.
Diving out of the side of a helicopter with nothing but a wingsuit, Gary landed on a pile of cardboard boxes thousands of feet below to become the world’s first ever successful no parachute skydive.
Omar Locklear stumbled across stuntman fame quite by accident. He was originally a pilot in the US Army Air Service during World War I where he found himself walking out on his wings to perform repairs mid-flight. After leaving the military he discovered he could use his talent to entertain the masses and thus gave birth to a popular daredevil pastime.
Harold Lloyd, one of the most popular actors from the silent movie era, was known for almost always performing at least one dangerous stunt per film. His most famous was when he hung from the second hand of a clock tower by only his fingertips.
Bob Burnquist, a Brazilian professional skateboarder rode his skateboard off a ramp, grinded on a 40ft rail, and then BASE jumped down into Grand Canyon in 2010.
In 2010 Travis Pastrana successfully broke the world record for longest jump made in a rally car when he drove it off California’s Pine Street Pier.
In spite of several broken ribs and internal bleeding, Tom Owen was proud of his accomplishment as a truck loaded with 20 kids sat atop his stomach for several minutes.
Eskil Ronningsbakken likes to live life on the edge. In fact, he spends most of his time doing insane stunts just inches from certain death.
Known as the French Spiderman, Alain Robert has free climbed some of the tallest buildings in the world with nothing more than some climbing shoes and chalk for his hands.
Nik Wallenda, the Canadian daredevil would need his passport for this stunt because in 2012 he did what has been illegal for 125 years – he tightrope walked from the United States to Canada in an unprecedented event that took almost 40 minutes.
About David Pegg
David is the editor-in-chief of List25. He has a Masters degree in International Business from University of Florida. He loves to break dance, do flips, play guitar, and everything else that is fun. Follow him on Twitter @iamdpegg
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