Most people want to try something adventurous while traveling or on holiday. Besides, they know that it’s something that they can’t usually do on a daily basis back home. However, not all these escapades end up with amazing moments — some of them can be quite terrifying.
Just take this one US tourist, for example, who decided to try hang gliding for the first time in Switzerland – only to face the possibility that he may not get out of it alive.
After taking off from a 4,000 ft mountain edge, Chris Gursky had to hang on for two minutes and 14 seconds, as the pilot desperately tried to steer with one hand. Why? Because the latter accidentally forgot to attach him on the craft!
The heart-stopping footage that Gursky shared on YouTube showed him dangling high above the ground. After he realized that he was not attached to the glider, he tightly gripped a metal bar with his left hand and held onto the instructors back with his right as they glided over trees and fields.
The pilot tried his best to bring them down but had trouble controlling the glider, and they flew over more trees and went higher. At one point, Gursky even appeared to be hanging on with just one hand as the hang glider soared in the air.
Gursky said in an interview:
“I was just trying to stay calm, trying to hold on for dear life. I looked down once, and I thought to myself: ‘This is it, I’m going to fall to my death. I’m a goner.’ … I didn’t have much grip left in me; my hand was opening, I was slipping. I had his pant leg, and that’s about it.”
Fortunately, just when Gursky couldn’t hang much longer, they were already close enough to the ground for him to let go. However, He tore his left bicep tendon and had to have surgery on his right wrist after it suffered a distal radius fracture from the impact of dropping to the ground.
Despite his terrifying experience, Gursky still managed to be funny in his video captions.
Watch the video here:
Floyd Mayweather Drops $5.3M On Jewelry During Beverly Hills Shopping Spree
The boxer spent all that cash in JUST ONE STORE!
How much did you spend on your last shopping spree? Floyd Mayweather certainly isn't one to pinch some pennies. The professional boxer recently dropped a shocking $5.3 million on a shopping trip in Beverly Hills, all in just one particular jewelry store.
Mayweather certainly isn't shy about his lavish lifestyle. A quick glimpse at the boxer's Instagram account features his amazing collection of fine jewelry. Nevertheless, fans were still amazed when Pretty Boy Floyd decided to purchase more jewelry at the Beverly Hills shop Peter Marco.
Mayweather shows off his new jewelry from Peter Marco.
Humans Descended From 2 Adults After Catastrophic Event, Scientists Claim
Could this be the real-life Adam and Eve?
Talk about a truly unexpected discovery. Scientists claim that humans are actually descended from two adults around 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. This possibly happened following a major catastrophic event that wiped out the rest of the species.
Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland conducted a study on the genetic 'barcodes' of five million animals including humans. Interestingly, they have come to the conclusion that people came from a single pair of beings. In addition to that, nine out of every 10 animal species have been found to come from a solitary pair as well.
The scientists found that human DNA lacks genetic diversity.
24 Exclusive Things From Japan That The Rest Of The World Needs To Adopt
#21 is definitely the future!
They say the Japanese are some of the nicest people you’d ever meet, and they also have the nicest things. Japan is known for a lot of unique and kawaii (cute) items. They also have incredible technology that tourists never fail to be in awe of the stratovolcanic archipelago, making Japan one of the most highly recommended places to visit when you’re traveling.
We all love purchasing souvenirs for our own personal collection or for gifting other people. However, Japan is making it hard for tourists to choose a souvenir since almost all of the items are just too good to pass. Here are 24 exclusive things from Japan that the rest of the world needs to adopt.
1. A compressed t-shirt.