We all have that one friend, the guy who shouts, “you double dare me?” before leaping into harm’s way. True comic book-level daredevils share the world with us mortals each and every day, and occasionally, they’re caught on camera. Sometimes, the heart stopping moments happen to those of us who aren’t even trying to cheat death.
We’ve generously gathered some of the most fantastic death-defying gifs from around the net and lined them up right here for your viewing pleasure. While you watch these gut-clenching moments, keep in mind that the people miraculously survived each of these encounters. No harm, no foul, right?
1. Change Lanes With Care
Here’s a friendly PSA reminding everyone to be careful when changing lanes on the highway. There’s no greater reminder than having a little bump on the rear end from a full sized semi truck, spinning loops at 70mph, and, weirdly, gracefully recovering.
2. Look Before You Leap?
Hopping on a skateboard is a risky activity on its own. Add a few cement rails and a giant drop and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Thankfully for this teen, an errant pipe caught him at the last second by a backpack strap. Astonishing!
3. Crosswalk Sprinting For Life
This man was already in a hurry when he started jogging across an intersection. A city bus in an even bigger hurry made sure that he had to sprint to save his own life! While it’s fantastic knowing that he made it, we can only hope that the folks in the blue car are fine, too!