If you have any doubts that flying drone near aircraft was a bad idea, watch this footage from the University of Dayton Research Institute, who recently conducted a test to see just how much damage a drone could do to an airplane wing at even a relatively slow flight speed.
Colin Furze shows off an invention so insane that we wouldn’t want to be within 1000 feet when it spins up. Apparently for no reason other than to outdo Simone Giertz’s salad chopping robot, he built a wearable belt that rapidly spins knives around his waist. It draws blood at 9:57.
Watch as a Russian off-road vehicle called a Sherp rolls effortlessly over a partially-frozen lake, seemingly defying physics by not sinking through the softened ice. Apparently it has something to do with the vehicle’s paddle boat tires. See more Sherp antics here.
Given the fact that this weapon uses an electric spark and exploding butane gas to fire a large spherical projectile, American Hacker is very quick to point out that you should NOT try this at home. We agree, but it sure is fun to hear the sound of this thing in action.
There are lots of ways to get yourself into the Guinness World Records without risking life and limb, but some people live for danger. RealLifeLore takes a look at the deadly quest for the highest speed on water, and the many times people have died trying to exceed it.
32 stunt performers put on an incredible show of courage, as each of them donned a firesuit, slathered on fire gel, and were lit ablaze to set a new Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous full-body burns. Each person had to remain on fire for at least 30 seconds.
It’s unlikely that you’ll ever stand this close to the back of a jet engine, but if you ever do, it’s a really, really bad idea. The Hacksmith set up a human analog bust to show us the Raiders of the Lost Ark flesh melting that would happen if you got too close. Gooey bits at 9:45.
Giaco Whatever has an extensive history of making dangerous items. So leave it to him to transform a normally safe kid’s NERF gun into a deadly weapon, thanks to the pressure generated liquid nitrogen expanding inside the gun at room temperature. Kablam at 22:16.
When we feel the urge to take a break on a road trip, we pull over at a rest stop. Urban explorer and daredevil Flaviu Cernescu stretches his legs a little differently, as he takes a stroll along a skinny bridge railing where a gust of wind or a slippery shoe sole could spell instant demise.
David Windestal has been entertaining us for a while with his rocket knife-powered destructive antics for a while. This time he and his pals pulled out all the stops, with a nighttime run with LEDs, sparklers, spray paints, and an enormous fireball… all to create modern art.
Pilot Linkerius posted this incredible seat-of-your-pants footage of a PC-7 trainer aircraft being flown on an extremely low-altitude course. A Nap-of-the-Earth (NOE) flight is designed to help fighter pilots avoid detection by enemies via radar or visual reconnaissance.
Riding your bike on a downhill mountain path is dangerous enough all on its own – hence the helmets and pads these guys are wearing. But this ride down a course in Slovakia provided an added source of peril – a bear. Thankfully, the killer animal gave up the chase rather quickly.
The guys at Irfon Automation decided to see just how precise their Stäubli TX40 industrial robot was, so they attached a straight blade knife to it, and programmed the robot to play a game of five-finger fillet on an all-too-trusting human. Then they increased the speed.
Grant “The King of Random” Thompson previously tested the myth that mixing propane and Coca-Cola would turn it into a pressure-packed rocket, and failed. He tried it again with butane, and the highly-flammable stuff works brilliantly. Definitely don’t try this one at home.
Next time you drive across a suspension bridge in the winter time, you can thank guys like these for keeping your ride safe. Watch and learn how technicians head to the top of the Port Mann Bridge in frigid British Columbia to remove ice and snow from its 288 cables.
Despite their name, they guys at Danger First are creeped out by spiders. But rather than buy a can of Raid, they made a deadly hairspray-powered flamethrower, designed to enact the idiom “kill it with fire” in real life. No actual spiders were harmed in the making of the video.