Mad Scientist Builds 360 Swing As Tall As His House

Swinging over the bar was, and probably still is the dream of many a kid on the playground. (So much so that it become the backstory of a minor Nickelodeon character.) Lunatic inventor Colin Furze never quite grew up, and now he’s fulfilling his childhood fantasy at a terrifying scale with little to no safety equipment.

Is that a good idea? Probably not, because as the title states, the A-frames that make up the bulk of this counterweighted swing are as tall as Furze’s home in Lincolnshire. Falling headfirst from over two stories up is something best avoided—though it’s relatively safe compared to a thermite cannon.

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