Skydiving is scary enough, but imagine having a seizure while in free fall.
That’s what happened to Christopher Jones, who described it as the “scariest moment” of his life.
While skydiving at 9,000 feet, Jones had a seizure that left him unable to pull his ripcord. He spent 30 seconds unconscious in free fall before his fast-acting skydiving instructor, Sheldon McFarlane, was able to save the day — and it was all caught on camera.
The video was posted to YouTube on Sunday, and the terrifying two-minute clip has had more than 4 million views in just 24 hours.
This wasn’t Jones’ first time skydiving — the 22-year-old was completing stage five of his accelerated free fall program. He had been seizure free for four years and had been given the all-clear by his doctor; McFarlane also knew about Jones’ condition.
McFarlane told Daily Mail Australia, “He had all the documentation and had been to his doctor; he had been seizure-free for a number of years and believed he had it under control.”
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Mon, Mar 2, 2015
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This is far from the first “Uptown Funk” cover we’ve come across, but nothing may top this latest remake of the hit song.Read More »from Senior citizens get down to ‘Oldtown Funk’
Singer Alex Boye recruited dancing seniors to re-create Bruno Mars’s music video in a version aptly named “Oldtown Funk.”
Those seniors have some serious moves and definitely give Mars a run for his money.
Featured in the video are Jean Elliot’s Golden Girls, also known as the Dancing Grandmas. The ladies are well known for their half-time dances at Utah basketball games.
According to the YouTube description, the grandmas and grandpas, who are all between the ages of 65 and 92, did their own stunts. That’s pretty impressive, considering that one woman does the splits!
The video has gone viral, with over 1.1 million views since it was posted on Feb 24.
“Oldtown Funk” may be the best “Uptown Funk” yet — don’t believe us, just watch!
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Fri, Feb 27, 2015
A New York man has become an Internet celebrity in China, all because of a stolen iPhone.Read More »from New York man’s stolen iPhone made him an Internet celebrity in China
BuzzFeed Editor Matt Stopera lost his iPhone in a New York bar over a year ago, and somehow the stolen phone made its way to China.
Stopera realized something weird was going on when pictures of a Chinese man and orange trees began appearing on his photo stream. After an emergency trip to the Apple store, Stopera learned his stolen phone was still linked to his current iCloud account, which is why the mysterious pictures were appearing.
The editor wrote about his lost phone saga, and the story, much like his lost phone, made its way to China, where it started trending on the Chinese social networking site Weibo.
A Weibo user translated the BuzzFeed story and posted it on his account, and suddenly Stopera and the Chinese man known as Brother Orange became Internet sensations in China.
“They said it was like a fairy tale and perfect for the Chinese Spring Festival,” Stopera wrote.
Thanks to the Weibo
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Thu, Feb 26, 2015
A wedding video is going viral, and not because of a cleverly choreographed bridal party dance or a flower girl throwing a tantrum. The part of the video that stole the show is the groom Brian Scott’s vows to his bride Whitney Kay’s young daughter, Brielle.
He said, “I promise to always hold your hand and skip with you down the street and bring comfort to your life. I vow to make you say your prayers before you eat. I promise to read you stories at night, to always tuck you in real tight. I vow to show you how a man should treat a woman in my relationship with your mother. And above all else, I vow to protect you, care for you, and love you forever.”
Not surprisingly, there was not a dry eye in the house. The video was shot and edited by the wedding videography team at Pen Weddings. It was posted to YouTube a year ago but just recently started to go viral.
Pen Weddings co-owner Sarah Pendergraft told Yahoo News she is stumped at the video’s recent fame: “We don’t know why thisRead More »from Groom’s touching vows to bride’s daughter go viral
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Snow doesn’t come to Jerusalem very often, so when a rare snowstorm blanketed the city, people were pretty excited.Read More »from Watch these Franciscan monks have an epic snowball fight in Jerusalem
But perhaps nobody was quite as excited as this group of Franciscan monks, who were captured on camera having a really epic snowball fight!
Dressed in their traditional black robes, these six monks look like they are having the time of their lives pelting each other with snowballs.
The video has gone viral, with more than 165,000 views since it was uploaded on Feb. 23.
Who says monks can’t have a little fun in the snow too?
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