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Watch This Guy Surviving A 120 Metre Fall Like Wile E. Coyote

This video seems out of a Chuck Jones’ cartoon of the Roadrunner and the Coyote, but it’s real. It happened in Konakova, Russia. A BASE jumper jumped off the top of an electric post, 120m over the snow surface below. Unfortunately, his parachute failed.

He probably crashed at about 106 miles per hour (170km/h) but, miraculously, survived the fall thanks to the powdered snow below.

The man broke his legs, pelvis, and some vertebrae. Fortunately, he was walking again only three months later, showing once again that these Russians are made of iron. [YouTube via Daily Mail via La Nación -- In Spanish -- Thanks Gonzalo!]