Darwin award

BASE jumper, 73, plummeted to his death in a ball of flames after setting his parachute on fire ‘for a stunt’

  • Icebow

    Falling through air will have accelerated the burning. A few seconds wiser and as many older.

  • Doug Kursk

    One would think that the physical integrity of the parachute would be of paramount importance…you know, in saving your life when you jump off high structures.

    Some people’s opinions obviously differ!

    • I don’t think he thought this through.

      • Teodros

        Rot in hell!

      • Clink9

        This was next on the bucket list.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I bet he doesn’t do THAT again!
    I’m sorry he died, but I really wonder what his thought process was leading up to this jump?

    • BillyHW

      I guess he figured Justin is going to win the election.

      • Frau Katze

        That could be the explanation right there.

  • El Martyachi

    … wonder if he had life insurance. Also wonder if sound at 0:06 is him hitting the water.

  • Why would anyone do this?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Nothing good on cable TV?

      • lolwut?

        What’s a TV?

        • Xavier

          Y’all mean the talkin’ picher box? The preacher says if we watch it the snakes will bite us next Sunday.

      • Can’t anyone read a book?!

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Some people would rather jump off a bridge or set themselves on fire first… or both.
          So many books I want to read…

          • Summer is upon us.

            Read and feel disinclined to jump off of high things.

  • Dana Garcia

    Right, because jumping off a bridge with a parachute isn’t dangerous enough.

    • lolwut?

      Hey, it worked when he tried it jumping from a plane several thousand feet up,
      why wouldn’t it from a couple hundred….. derp!

  • AlanUK

    Just to be a pedant …
    Sorry, no Darwin Prize. At 76 he has probably made all the contribution to the gene pool that he is likely to make.
    Beware future self-combusting base jumpers in his family!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Beat me to it.

  • lolwut?

    That linked video has been stretched.

    This is the proper version