Crazy Stunt Man Sets World Record For Skydiving Without a Parachute [VIDEO]
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new world record. Gary Connery, a 42-year old stuntman completed a 2,400 foot skydive with no parachute, and lived!
Seriously, check out the video. He was wearing a 'wing suit' and landed on a 'runway' made of over 18,000 cardboard boxes.http://youtu.be/9IRC_b4g7Sg
According to Popular Science,
Gary Connery broke the record today for skydiving sans parachute and also, presumably, took home a gold medal in being a badass. But that wasn't all: The 42-year-old father-stuntman-crazy-person gave Newton's First Law one more slap in the face by diving from 730 metres above Buckinghamshire, England, and straight into 18,600 cardboard boxes.
That is crazy.
Amazing, but crazy.
According to the Telegraph, Connery said this after the jump,
I have been training and planning for this record attempt for many years now and I am so proud to have achieved a world first...I want to thank everyone involved for their support and belief in me because this really has been a team effort...Tonight will be all about celebrating with friends and family, tomorrow I will be plotting my next daring challenge.
I'm not sure how he's going to out-do this one, but I'm sure he'll try.
Now imagine you're this guy's wife. When he says, "Honey, I am going to jump out of a helicopter today, and I won't be wearing a parachute. See you at dinner." How do you respond to that?
I don't think I could ever have the kind of cajones this guy has, nor would I want to. Give me my safety straps and parachutes, I'll let him do the crazy-jumps.
Thank goodness for YouTube!