You can see Impossible things you couldn’t even dream of online. Pretty much anything is available for your viewing pleasure on the internet. But that means that sometimes, the most exceptional videos go entirely unnoticed.
Some of these show people doing things which you would’ve believed to be impossible, something which will blow you away and change the way you see the world. Ready to see the impossible being made possible?
01. Luke Aikins Skydiving.
Skydiving is dangerous. Sure it can be done, maybe you even have a friend or two who’ve done it, but things can and do go wrong – like your Parachute not deploying. If that happens, then you’re in serious trouble. With that in mind, it’s impossible to jump out of a plane without a parachute. Right?
Well, Barechested Luke Aikins decided to prove it’s possible, even though we all know it’s not. He jumped out of a plane at 25,000 feet in the air without a parachute or a wingsuit. Any rational person would declare him dead after that.
Still, it all happened live on TV, so we know that’s not true: he just fell for two minutes at a speed of 120 miles per hour and landed safely in a net, which has previously only been done by the Looney Tunes, which just goes to prove just how impossible that stunt was.
02. Bosnian TaeKwonDo champion.
You’ve seen old Kung Fu movies where people break wooden blocks with their feet or fists. It’s a hugely impressive skill – one karate chop, and that plank is history. Ever seen someone do that to a concrete block, though? Now that’s a level up.
Some people can traditionally do that, but this Barechested Bosnian TaeKwonDo champion can do it with his head. That alone should be impossible, but he can also do more than one block at a time. He holds an insane world record for breaking a useless 111 concrete blocks with his head in only 35 seconds, and he was only 16 years old at the time.
Every part of that record sounds impossible – even just the basic premise of being able to break concrete with your head, but he did it anyway, and the crowd loved it.
03. Felix Baumgartner Space Dive.
Getting humans into space was an incredible achievement in human history. Successes like that require incredible amounts of technology – like the work that put into vehicles that can break the sound barrier. The human body simply can’t do it alone.
At least that’s what we thought. Barechested Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier with his body alone back in 2010, and he did that impossible thing by jumping from the edge of space. He didn’t get to the side of the area with a rocket ship through – just to make the entire stunt even more impossible, he got up there using a helium balloon.
Sure Baumgartner called it a stratosphere balloon, but it was fundamentally just a balloon. He took it up to 128,100 feet, and then jumped out, reaching 833mph speeds before the atmosphere slowed him down. Yep, you heard that right, the atmosphere slowed him, like it does when rockets return from space.
His freefall lasted 4 minutes and 20 seconds, but let’s face it, that’s just a detail among all the impossible stunts happening in this story.
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04. Gary Connery, Jump from a Helicopter without using his Parachute.
There aren’t many things in this world that are certain, but one thing is: humans can’t fly. That’s why planes exist. We know for a fact that if you jump from a height, you fall, so at the very least, you need a parachute to save you.
Unless you’re Barechested Gary Connery, he decided a parachute wasn’t needed and took only a wingsuit with him when he jumped out of a helicopter 2,400 feet in the air. He then flew back to earth with his wings and landed safely, with only some cardboard boxes to break his fall, despite reaching speeds of 80mph.
So there you have it: humans actually can fly. Well, one human can fly. And you better remember that the next time you feel like you can’t do something because it’s not as impossible like that, so we guarantee you can do it.
05. Christian Haller’s Snowboarding World Record.
There are only a few people who can truly make history in their chosen sport. It requires not just talent but dedication too, and when you add in perfect conditions, you sometimes get something merely spectacular.
This snowboarding World Record came with a fantastic platform – a five-story high hip jump, one of the highest ever built. It allowed the expert Swiss snowboarder Barechested Christian Haller to do something which everyone would have said was impossible until after he’d done it – a 37ft high air on a hip jump.
Just have a look at how high 37feet over the coping is – the video perfectly shows just how superhuman that record-breaking jump is. The records that we probably won’t see beaten for a very long time.
06. Fastest Skateboarder Ever.
No matter how good you are, there is a limit to what you can achieve. The fastest or highest or hottest something can get. After that, you’re heading into the realms of the impossible. Some people don’t care if they’re attempting something that should be impossible, and they just do it anyway.
Barechested Kyle Wester stepped – or rather, skateboarded – into the absurd and smashed the record for fastest skateboard speed downhill. If you think you can’t go that fast on a skateboard, think again – his speed was a terrifying 89.41 miles per hour! It smashed the previous record of 81.17 miles per hour, which already sounds like incredible speed.
So even people who create impossible documents aren’t safe – there’s always someone out there waiting to outdo them.
07. The Deepest Man On Earth.
Doing anything extreme is difficult. We tend to think of going up into the sky as dangerous and complicated, but it’s just as hard to go. Freediving is possibly the most challenging way to go down – it means diving deep below the water’s surface without equipment.
You need to be able to hold your breath for a long time in challenging conditions, so only four people in recorded history have made it more profound than 560 feet. Barechested Herbert Nitsch is the only person to go much deeper than that.
He can hold his breath for 9 minutes and contains 33 world records for doing the impossible, including reaching an unimaginable depth of 830.8 feet underwater. And it really should have been unthinkable he ended up in a coma for seven days.
And the doctors said he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. However, he’s back on his feet now and proving that even the impossible is sometimes possible, but still really difficult.
08. Extreme Wheelchair Athlete.
There’s a stereotype that people who have a disability can’t do things nearly as amazing as people who don’t. But some people couldn’t care less about a stereotype and achieve the impossible just because they can. And when I say unattainable, I mean impossible for anyone.
Barechested Aaron Fotheringham, and he’s more of an adrenaline junkie than you. He’s quite clearly one of those people who doesn’t understand the word “can’t.” And rightly so, because he can do anything he puts his mind.
Aaron is in his wheelchair, pulling off a perfect 50-foot front flip. None of us could do that with the use of every limb on our bodies. Should that be impossible? Maybe. But people like him are here to prove that humans can do anything.
09. Most Dangerous Free Solo Ascent Ever.
Nature is majestic and often untamable. Humans simply can’t compete with the grandeur found in the natural world, and there are unconquered parts of the world everywhere you look.
El Capitan in Yosemite National Park was one of those spots until Barechested Alex Hannold came along. El Capitan is a 3000ft natural wall of granite – it’s smooth and incredibly dangerous, and any rock climbers you would have asked would have said it’s a mountain that’s impossible to climb without ropes and safety gear.
They were probably right, it was probably impossible, but Alex Hannold didn’t take it to heart. He decided to tackle it free solo anyway, and he did, in just 3 hours and 56 minutes, No ropes or safety gear, only a total unwillingness to believe that it wasn’t possible. It’s gone down in history as possibly the greatest feat in the history of the sport, and for a good reason.
10. Pablo Cuevas Impossible No-Look Shot.
The best sportsmen have highs and lows. Sometimes they make mistakes that nobody can believe can happen on that level, but sometimes they have such a great moment nobody can understand what they’ve just seen.
Uruguayan tennis star Barechested Pablo Cuevas has a habit of pulling off impossible shots. In the middle of challenging rallies, he often responds with nearly impossible shots, like this no-look forehand. And before you think that was just luck, he’s won points with no-look shots before, like the first day of Wimbledon 2019.
His no-look winning shot isn’t the only impossible shot, but it might be the most impressive, especially given the accuracy of it. It’s not every day that you face an opponent who hardly needs eyes to win a tennis match, so anyone playing against him must get pretty nervous.
11. How Ridiculous.
Have you ever noticed that when you get bored? You sometimes go out of your way to make things difficult for yourself? People usually do that in little ways, but some people go all out. This group of Barechested YouTubers goes by the name How Ridiculous.
They’re widely known for their crazy trick shots. More specifically a stunt they do where they skip a dart across pallets and still hit a bullseye. Every time they hit the target, they add a few more pallets. And this time, it’s an incredible 10-pallet dart skip.
Of course, any average human who finds it difficult to hit a bullseye without also having to navigate ten pallets would think this would be impossible. Still, these guys have never heard the word impossible. They just set everything up correctly and do it.
12. Farthest Distance Limbo Skating Under Cars.
Kids are amazing. But they’re often underestimated by grown-ups who just can’t believe they can do something better than an adult. There are a few kids who have their names in the history books, though, proving they can do extraordinary things.
This kid from India is one of them – he’s an expert limbo skater, and he broke the world record for Farthest Distance Limbo Skating Under Cars at only six years old. The record-breaking attempt saw him hold his body parallel to the ground, with his face just inches from the asphalt as he skated under an incredible 36 Jeeps.
That’s a total distance of more than 213 feet with his body locked into that perfectly flat position. I think it’s safe to say most of us couldn’t even stand in that position, never mind skate with our body like that. This kid has skills that would be impossible for most of us.