As China's first 'rooftopper' falls from skyscraper, here are some more dumb YouTube stunts gone wrong

China's first rooftopper falls from skyscraper - Shocking YouTube stunts gone wrong

Many try to upload stunts online, but not all go well

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A man has died after a skyscraper stunt went awfully wrong... and the scariest thing is this isn't even the dumbest thing you can find on YouTube.

Wu Yongning was known as China's first 'rooftopper' and was filming a video of himself attempting to do pull-ups on the side of a skyscraper with 62 floors.

However the stunt went horrifically wrong when he lost his grip and fell 45 feet down the side of the Huayuan International Centre in Changsha, China. The body of the 26-year-old was then discovered by a window cleaner.

But Yongning is by no means the first to have had a stunt gone completely wrong. In fact we've compiled a list of the most shocking, stupid and strange videos available on YouTube - please, please don't try any of these at home.

Firing a gun at point-blank range

A woman has been charged with second-degree manslaughter for killing her boyfriend, in what she said was a YouTube stunt gone wrong. Two cameras filmed the shooting as it happened, in which Pedro Ruiz held a book in front of his chest and Monalisa Perez fired a gun at it. The book did not stop the bullet as they had expected and he was killed by the shot.

Before filming the video she tweeted: “Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. His idea, not mine.”

 

 

Head cemented in a microwave

Just last week a man named Jay Swingler decided it would be a good idea to cement his head inside a microwave. And yes, you heard that right.

Swingler thought by putting his head in a bag, placing it in a microwave and then having his so-called friends fill it up with Polyfilla, he'd be able to create a mould of his head. Instead he got stuck and had to have firefighters get him out.

He said he was traumatised by the event but, astonishingly, claimed he hadn't been irresponsible. Take a look at the video below to see for yourself.

 

Arrested after quitting job to make money on YouTube

You might remember YouTuber JayStation, who rose to prominence in 2016 for filming 24-hour challenges. If you've wondered why there haven't been any recently, that's because he's stopped doing them for a serious reason.

The challenge was simply the man spending the night at a business or property of his choosing without telling the owner. But perhaps not surprisingly he was arrested and charged with trespassing due to the videos, and said he wouldn't make any more as he didn't want to risk his freedom.

What makes it worse is shortly before his arrest he had quit his job with the intention of only earning money from YouTube videos.

 

Pickup truck madness

At first glance this video looks slightly more acceptable than the rest, even quite fun. But taking into account the danger this child was put in makes it incredibly stupid for a video that ultimately isn't that exciting.

The parents drove around in a pickup truck whilst their 8-year-old son and an adult sat in the back playing with water absorbent beads. The child even jumped from the side of the shallow truck into the beads doing a backflip.

Viewers on the video informed police about the stunt and both parents were arrested and charged with endangering a child, but it didn't stop there. The mother was also given a ticket for dumping the beads on the street and the couple had to pay for the cleanup of the beads.

Screaming at child... for no reason

But even worse than this, parents managed to lose custody of two of their children earlier this year after posting a YouTube video. Michael and Heather Martin filmed a video where the father screamed at his nine-year-old son for apparently getting ink around the house. The boy started to cry as he had not done what he was being accused of, but wasn't told that it was a prank by his parents until five minutes of distress later.

The pair had created more than 300 videos but after outrage from the public about the abuse of their child, they removed all but two, one of which was an apology for the ink video.