Austrian stuntman Josef Toedtling holds three Guinness World Records that few people would even dare think about challenging. His specialty is being set on fire, and his most impressive record-setting feat saw his entire body engulfed in flames for a full five minutes and forty-one seconds.
My goal in life as a child on a swing set was to swing so high that I would rotate a full 360 degrees (or at least reach the highest height possible before chickening out). I think everyone had that same goal. Everyone except Damien Walters. His is to get on a swing and fling himself up so high and so far that he can…
I shouldn't have to say it, but I'm going to anyways — do not try to jump off a building while on fire.
It'd be fun to be a stuntman if you had the stones to put your body on the line and jump off of stuff all day. Even if you don't, these GoPro videos of real stuntman dives will give you a taste of what it's like. (Spoilers: It's awesome.)
This balletic work of aerial badassery is performed by Dante Ha, a professional stuntman who you can find in movies like The Dark Knight Rises and X-Men: First Class. Just try to do half of what he does.
It's a special kind of person who willingly gets set on fire and throws himself out of a (closed) skyscraper window. And as you can see, the thrill of watching it is greater than anything you'd get from CGI.
Elvis on a motorbike, Evel Knievel was one of the icons of the '70s. With his star-spangled red, white and blue leathers—apparently inspired by Liberace rather than the King—and mussed-up blonde mop, cape flying behind him as he catapulted his Harley XR750 over buses, cars and canyons, Evel was excess personified.…