This Guy Went Skydiving Without A Parachute... And Was Saved By A Trampoline
Jumping out of a plane with no parachute should be suicidal, so surely this can't be real?
So here's a video of a stuntman who decided it'd be a good idea to see if he could skydive without a parachute, land on a trampoline, and walk away to tell the tale.
According to the chaps in the video, the jumper Travis was able to survive thanks to a "geomagnetic positioning system" that used "the magnetism of the earth" to guide him towards the tiny 3x5 gap he had to fit through to reach his bouncy savour.
On top of that, the team were using a "special reinforced trampoline" to absorb the force of the skydiver, which of course is a real thing.
Obviously the video is largely farcical - the ground team's "HQ" appears to be a cleared out living room, Travis' speech seems unaffected by the G-force, and the editing when it comes to the trampoline section is a little bit too convenient.
Oh, and the fact that the coverage of the event is being brought to us by 'Sky Newz' is a bit of a giveaway as well - we doubt that it's BSkyB's latest attempt to reach a younger audience anyway.
Once you've called bullshit though and got over your initial outrage, you've got to give these guys some credit for putting the effort into their video. Have a watch and let us know what you think!
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