daredevils

Internet

How YouTube's Ban on Dangerous Stunts Will Affect Creators

The platform is cracking down on pranksters who'll do anything for views.
Kara Weisenstein
1.16.19
Wild Rides

Watch a GoPro Take a Ride Through an Electron Beam Irradiator

Shielded in lead and mounted on a conveyer cart, a GoPro braves the Mercury Plastic NeoBeam.
Becky Ferreira
8.2.17
daredevils

Meet Instagram's Subway Surfing Daredevils

Don't try this at home.
Samantha Cole
4.12.17
Art

New Doc Follows NYC's Urban Explorers on Instagram

A mini documentary delves into the world of NYC urban explorers.
Sami Emory
3.3.15
videos

​Crazy French Guy Breaks Rocket-Powered Bike Record

François Gissy scoffs at pedal-pushing.
Becky Ferreira
11.10.14
Google

That Google Exec's Top Secret Skydive Was About Science, Not Breaking Records

“When you set out on an endeavor like this, some people set up to break a record, others set out to learn something.”
Jason Koebler
10.27.14
Space

A Google Exec Just Skydove From 25 Miles Above the Earth, In Secret

Felix Baumgartner's record was broken with no fanfare.
Jason Koebler
10.24.14
chile

These 7 Daredevils Take Selfies To New Heights

From wingsuit flying in Chile to climbing the most famous monument in Rio, these daring creators push the envelope to document the extreme.
The Creators Project
6.4.14
Motherboard Blog

Follow Russian YouTube Daredevils Through Their Daily Routine

It’s about three minutes into this documentary when a ponytailed Russian dude — who’d just freeclimbed a radio tower — starts spinning a Rubik’s cube like a bawse while his mom is frying sausages that you realize holy shit, this guys is a badass. And...
Derek Mead
10.12.12
Motherboard Blog

Joe Kittinger Was the First Guy to Jump From Space: An Interview

That record – highest jump ever – belongs to Joe Kittinger, the American test pilot who once rode a balloon 20 miles above the Earth’s surface, well into the stratosphere, and jumped. His sponsor was the Air Force, and the project was secret. It was...
ALEX PASTERNACK
10.9.12