The most desperate daredevils

Very interesting collection of daring stuntmen and daredevils. These are people who have no fear that defy fate.

Pilot Felix Baumgartner from Austria at the outlet of the capsule before his record flight over Roswell, New Mexico, October 14, 2012. Baumgartner jumped from the level of the stratosphere (about 128 km) and reached a maximum speed of 1340 km / h. He became the first man to overcome the speed of sound in freefall.

Nik Wallenda, the star of the show "Life on the rope", repeatedly scoffed at death with their wild passes. Vallenda - acrobat in the seventh generation. In 2012, he went through the Niagara Falls, and now wants to be the first to cross the Grand Canyon. In this photo, he trains on the Ferris wheel.

The son of a circus artist David "Man-Cannon" Smith - David Smith Jr. - was preparing to become a lawyer, until his father was injured during a speech and asked to take his place. At present, David "shoot" from the gun more than 5,000 times. He entered the Guinness World Record for the longest jump of the gun - 55 meters.

Brooklyn native David Blaine is known for his controversial public performances, including stunt when he spent 44 days in a transparent box next to the River Thames in London. He also plunged into the bowl with water 2, 4 meters in diameter in front of Lincoln Center in New York for seven days and seven nights.

Steve Truglia - stunt, which account for a lot of movies, including "Saving Private Ryan" and several James Bond films. Steve burned more than two minutes. He also holds the record for the longest dive to a depth of apnea.

BASE jumper Jeb Corliss is sometimes called flying squirrel-Man because of his distinctive costume. He jumped from the Eiffel Tower and sietlovskoy Space Needle, but in 2006 he grabbed the police before he could jump off the Empire State Building in New York.

French "Spiderman" Alain Robert is known for his conquest of skyscrapers without insurance. He climbed the Eiffel Tower, Willis Tower in Chicago and one of the tallest buildings in the world - Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

Chinese star Jackie Chan - a true legend in terms of stunts, and, for a comedy, they are no less dangerous. He already broke almost all the bones themselves, and once even almost killed when he fell from a tree and damaged skull. Jackie Chan entered the Guinness Book of Records as the "living actor with the most performing tricks." They say that no company does not undertake to insure it.

New Zealand Stunt Woman Zoe Bell performed stunts for Lucy Lawless in "Xena: Warrior Princess," as well as Uma Thurman in "Kill Bill". On the film Tarantino's "Death Proof" she clung to the bumper of the car, traveling at a speed of 136 km / h.

The legendary dynasty of circus performers "Flying Vallendy" began performing in Germany in the 1780s. "Flying Vallendami" zhkrnalist called them when I saw them perform. In 1962, two members of a family were killed and another was left paralyzed when their pyramid of seven people on a rope collapsed.

Robert Craig Nivelles became a legend in the field of stunts on a motorcycle in the 1960s and 70s. He jumped 19 cars on his Harley-Davidson, setting a record that could not be beat for 27 years. In total, he broke the 433 bones, and died in 2007 at the age of 69 from pulmonary embolism. His son-daredevil Robbie Nivelles continues his tradition.

Eric Weiss was born in Hungary in 1874, but he was better known under the name Harry Houdini. He became the greatest magician who specialized in shoots and liberation. Among his most famous tricks - the release of a water-filled transparent box, which lowered his head down in chains.

Chris Angel - famous illusionist, magician and stuntman. He walked on water, flying over the hotel "Luxor" in Las Vegas, and it also rode the roller when Chris was lying on broken glass.

"Mr. escape" - Steve Baker - a magician, comedian and magician. In 1967, he performed the trick Houdini: he was hung on a pole on a skyscraper Oakland Tribune Tower in a straitjacket, and he successfully extricated from there.

"The Great Blondin" - French acrobat Jean-Francois Gravel became a legend in the XIX century for his daring stunts on a rope. Many times he crossed the Niagara Falls, including, blindfolded and with a man on the back. He even made himself an omelet on a rope.

Philippe Petit - French tightrope walker street. He became famous in August 1974, when passed by cable between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Planning trick was as dangerous as his performance: he was dressed in a suit working secretly brought their equipment to the roof and threw the cable to the other side of the building using a bow and arrow. After that all the accusations about illegal trick Petit were dropped.

A native of Queens George Willig climbed the South Tower of the World Trade Center in 1977, less than three years after Philippe Petit walked between the towers of the cable. City Mayor Abe Beam punished him with a fine of one penny for every floor of the building - just fine amounted to $ 1.10.

Kinokaskader Dar Allen Robinson became a legend for the execution of the most daring jumps in Hollywood films. His trick on 67-meter hotel "Atlanta" for the movie "Sharky's Machine" with Burt Reynolds in the title role is still the champion. He also jumped from the edge of the Grand Canyon on the car, and then ejected safely. Gift Allen died during a simple trick when his motorcycle was not able to turn, and he moved out from the cliff.



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