They are millions of Guinness world records being set and broken daily, however in this article, I’ll be highlighting some of the most dangerous records, they are considered dangerous because of their life-threatening nature and how they defile safety regulations
5. Chayne Hultgren – Most Motorcycles Driven Over the Body While Lying on a Bed of Nails.
Chayne Hultgren the Australian stunt performer is known for his many dangerous acts but none have come close to when he allowed a motorcycle to drive over him while he was lying on top of a bed of nails without wearing a top, the motorcycle rode over his body 20 good times and his facial expressions simply showed that he was going through a whole lot of pain. He has even performed other acts and held records relating to juggling chainsaws and swallowing swords.
4. Matthew Jamison Pierre- Highest free-fall cliff jump without a helmet or parachute.
Jamie Pierre was a professional free skier who became famous when he set a world record by jumping off a 255 ft cliff near Grand Targhee Resort in the Teton mountains of Wyoming. According to independent.co.uk he landed head first into the snow and made a bomb hole of 10ft deep, the most astonishing thing about this was that he came out unhurt as he was cushioned by 12 ft of fresh snow, the only injury he had was a cut lip from a shovel which his friends used to dig him out of the 10 ft bomb hole.
3. Freddy Nock – Highest Wire Walk
According to guinnessworldrecords.com Freddy Nock walked unsupported across a wire that was suspended at a height of 11,588 feet in the air, the diameter of the wire was less than one inch and it took him 39 minutes to walk across it.
2. Laso Schaller- Highest Pool Dive and Highest cliff jump.
According to guinnessworldrecords.com Laso Schaller found his way to the Guinness book of records when he dared to climb a 192 ft mountain ridge which is equivalent to a 17 storey building and jump into the water below.
He travelled down at an estimated speed of 76mph, with that velocity even a body of water will feel like a brick wall on impact, no wonder he dislocated his hip as a result of the force of the collision.
1. Highest Free Fall Parachute Jump
According to guinnessworldrecords.com on the 14th of October 2012 Felix Baumgartner an Austrian skydiver jumped from a floating helium balloon which travelled 127,000 feet above the Earth, on his fall he reached an estimated top speed of 1,357.64 km/h/ 843.6 mph/ Mach 1.25 thus settings the record as being the first person break the sound barrier while falling without the use of a vehicle and also being the highest free fall.
This record was however broken two years later on October 24th 2014 by Robert Alan Eustace, who is an American computer scientist who was once the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google.
Eustace made a free fall jump from a gas balloon at a height of 135,890 ft, he fell at a speed of 1,323 km/ h or 822mph and it took him 4 minutes and 27 seconds to land thus breaking Felix Baumgartner’s record.
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