10 Craziest Stuff Done While Skydiving

3/12/2010
by Grace Murano +
Strange Stories
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Shaving

Shaving
In this Japanese-language razor commercial, a man shaves his face after he's jumped out of an airplane. It's one part of a whole ad campaign in which men shave under extreme conditions, such as while engaging in pro wrestling or riding a mechanical bull.

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Getting a Tattoo

Getting a Tattoo
Do you think it is possible to get a tattoo while you are skydiving? Yes, it is true; Jonas got a WFFT tattoo made while skydiving with Nordin at a height of 4,000m (13,123 ft) in Sweden. WFFT means World's First Freefall Tattoo. This feat has created a new world record in the process. (Source)


3
Solving a Rubik's Cube

Solving a Rubik's Cube
Some people may take years to solve a Rubik's cube, but others do it faster under pressure. A singular guy managed to do it in 32 seconds… while skydiving! On 2003, a man jumped tandem (with an instructor) from 12,000 feet. He had only 30-40 seconds of freefall before they had to open the chute, which would be plenty of time in a living room, but it's a different story when you're hurtling toward the earth at 130 miles per hour (209 Km per hour)! He drilled a hole in one of the corner pieces, and tied the cube to his wrist in case he couldn't hold on to it. He had trained a few times by leaning out of a car at 80 MPH on the highway. This was his first time jumping. In the end, it took him about 32 seconds using the Fridrich method, no skipped steps, 8-turn orientation, 13-turn permutation. Pretty amazing.

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4
Ironing

Ironing
Extreme ironing is the latest danger sport, combining the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt. It's basically an extreme sport where people take an ironing board to a remote location and iron items of clothing. Skysurfer Mike Frost and Steve Scott go Extreme Ironing over Oxfordshire UK.



5
SMS Texting

SMS Texting
A group of high-flying daredevils gave new meaning to Extreme Text Messaging, as 10 skydivers for Samsung Mobile attempted to set a Guinness World Record for fastest text messaging while skydiving. The team of professional skydivers text messaged while freefalling from 12,000 feet outside the Los Angeles city limits at the Samsung Mobile XTREME TEXTING event. The challenge was the furthest thing from being easy. The skydivers had to accurately text message the following tongue-twisting phrase given to them by the Guinness World Records, which may be nearly equally as difficult to say:

“The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.” The skydivers had only 1 minute to text message the phrase while freefalling from 12,000 feet (3.655 meters) before pulling their parachutes and gliding to the ground. (Source)


6
Kayaking

Kayaking
Danger man Miles Daisher casts a bizarre image paddling across the sky – 13,000 feet up in a kayak. The daredevil has turned extreme sport skydiving on its head after deciding to jump out of a plane in equipment normally used only in water – giving birth to 'skyaking'.

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Hair Cutting

Hair Cutting
Sharon Har Noi's hair was cut by Israeli hairdresser Oren Orkabi while they were skydiving at a height of 14,000 feet (4,267 meter) above the skies of northern Israel near Haifa. This event which occured on the 25 April 2007 was an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Orkobi was skydiving in tandem with Ido Holtz, a Paradive instructor. (Source)


8
Wed Proposing

Wed Proposing
When men are planning to propose, they always think of ways of being romantic and surprising. Well, Adam thought that besides his proposal to Gillian, it needed to be extreme. That's how they got engaged after a dramatic skydiving proposal.




9
Playing Guitar Hero

Playing Guitar Hero
The makers of Guitar Hero seem to have taken the words 'launch trailer' literally! In this amazing video, four guys launch themselves out of an aeroplane and play along with Tom Petty's Runnin' On A Dream while skydiving! It's all designed to show off the new 'jump in, jump out' gameplay feature which enables up to four players to join in at any point during a song.

(Source)


10
Accounting

Accounting
In the past, most of us have stifled a yawn when someone mentioned the word "accounting". But while the rest of us have been busy coming up with jokes about how boring accountants can be, the world has changed. There is a new sport called Extreme Accounting that proves that accountants aren't that dull, they are doing taxes while skydiving. (Source)

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