Watch Will Smith bungee jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon

Some people will do anything for attention. Oh, wait, this benefits charity.

On Tuesday, for his 50th birthday, Will Smith faced his fears and bungee jumped out of helicopter into the Grand Canyon.

Entertainment Weekly:

The video was hosted by Smith’s longtime friend and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar Alfonso Ribiero, and Smith’s family was also on hand for the 1,000-foot leap, including mom Caroline; wife Jada Pinkett-Smith; and kids Trey, Jaden, and Willow.

The stunt was live-streamed to raise awareness and donations for Global Citizen’s education campaigns. The organization is known for its commitment to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Watch this guy get a helicopter-boat hybrid to fly

Attaching a helicopter blade to a boat-pulled dinghy sounds like a great idea on paper, but can it fly? Behold the Giro Boat. Read the rest

Watch a camera and helicopter cycle in perfect synchronicity

Chris Fay captured this cool shot of a helicopter ascent where the rotors are in perfect synch with his camera shutter, creating a delightful and unintentional effect. Read the rest

Meet Jerry Foster, colorful pilot who brought helicopters to TV news

Jerry Foster came back from Vietnam with extensive experience piloting choppers. How he turned that into one of the pioneering careers in aerial coverage of local news is a terrific longread brimming with 1970s nostalgia. Read the rest