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Don’t ask why this guy did what he did; ask how on earth he survived it. For a guy who literally lights himself on fire and jumps off a 90-foot-tall roof to land in a snowbank, he seems to be reasonably OK at the end.
He, of course, was later arrested for the dangerous act, but only after winning the applause of the small crowd who’d formed to watch his stunt. Oh, Russia.
There are at least two videos of this worth watching: the view from the ground, and the much wilder first-person view that our jumper caught with his head-mounted GoPro. Here’s the view from the ground:
And the madness captured by the stuntman’s own camera:
You can watch the whole video from his perspective here.
Screengrab via Alexandr Chernikov/YouTube
Dylan Love is an editorial consultant and journalist whose reporting interests include emergent technology, digital media, and Russian language and culture. He is a former staff writer for the Daily Dot, and his work has been published by Business Insider, International Business Times, Men's Journal, and the Next Web.