Guy Straps GoPro On, Set Himself On Fire and Jumps From A 10-Stories Building. Why? Because He Can
For a long time now, we’ve seen a rising culture of dare-devils taking selfies on skyscrapers, or documenting themselves doing dangerous stunts just so they can get those on youtube and enjoy their 15 seconds of fame. But for me, this guy is totally going over the limit.
Youtuber Alexandr Chernikov got on a 10-stories building (roughly 30 meters) only to set himself on fire and jump down to a pile of snow, documenting the entire experience with a GoPro. While one of the watcher documented the thing from the ground, there is also the first person view from the said GoPro on this link.
Here is a glimpse of that video:
Now, for the life of me I can’t get why anyone would do that, in what appears to be a non-production with no backup from a production team, jumping into a heap of snow rather than a specialty stunt cushion. The event does not seem spontaneous as well. Right after the jump a few spectators come in for an interview.
Here is my take. If you go “Hey look me! I am going to jump under this bus”, you’ll get lots of attention, but at the end you;d still be crashed by a bus.
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.