Skier did a backflip over Tahoe highway

Watch as pro skier Josh Daiek of South Lake Tahoe backflips over a Highway 50 road gap!

SF Chronicle:

Daiek, known for his fearlessness in the mountains, launched himself from the edge of a 90-foot cliff above the roadway near Echo Summit, threw a backflip while clearing westbound semitrucks on the pavement below, then landed on his feet in the snowy embankment on the other side. “It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever done,” Daiek said recently.

He pulled off the jump a year ago, on Feb. 6, 2019, after eyeing that spot in the road for a decade and waiting for the snow conditions to align for a safe landing. “It was a harebrained idea I thought just might be possible, and I’m really stoked to have pulled it off.”

Read the Chronicle's recent interview with Daiek to learn how he did this absolutely crazy stunt.

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The history of wingwalking as told by a wingwalker, whilst walking on a wing

There's no one better to teach you about the history of folks walking on the wings of planes than a fella walking on the wing of a plane. I mean, that's pretty much as gonzo as you can get. Read the rest

Johnny Knoxville on every injury in his career

To promote his new film Action Point, professional jackass Johnny Knoxville made this video with Vanity Fair to share how he got every injury he's had in his career. As you can imagine, it's a painful watch.

From pepper spray and taser guns, to breaking his ankle crossing the LA river, to getting shot by a rocket over a lake and getting landed on by a motorbike, listen to Johnny break down the timeline of his injuries...

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Gweek podcast 135: The Weird World of Aurora

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In each episode of Gweek, I invite a guest or two to join me in a discussion about recommended media, apps, and gadgets. This time my guests were Peter Bebergal,the author of Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood, and Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s software developer and author of Walter Koessler 1914-1918: The personal photo journal of a German officer in World War I.

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Show Notes:

Peter's picks:

Feeling more nostalgic than usual with the recent death of my dad, so have been looking at some cool stuff from the 70s that my father turned me onto at the time, such as Aurora monster models, and the Warren Publishing archives on

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