Folks love of watching people fall will never die. That's why those Jackass guys were so popular they got their own show, several spinoffs, and Steve-O appeared on Dancing With the Stars. If you're willing to get hit in the genitals on camera, you're a star!
The newest master of disaster is a young man named James Gower, who posted some video of his friend sliding down a London escalator, bannister, hitting himself between the legs, and then catching so much air it looks like he's about to fly into the next dimension. Sure, that may sound like we are being dramatic, but once you see for yourself, you'll understand why we literally can't handle this at all.
I mean, no joke, watching it gives me a physical pain, it is literally that painful and cringey.
While it's easy to assume that this had a disastrous ending (I mean, you saw that ending right?!), all was apparently well after the fact. According to his friend who posted it, he recovered nicely and is totally fine despite experiencing what I think could be the worst escalator injury of all time.
I seriously cannot imagine how that is possible. Please, kids, do NOT try this at home, this boy has got an angel watching over him.
And everyone loves it. They can't get enough of it, even if that means — for some people — laughing at this seemingly innocent man's pain. Of course, there were some inevitable jokes made on this poor dude's expense (cue every "that escalated quickly" joke you can possibly think of).
It's a truly enthralling six seconds of torment. Please, I can't stress it enough, do NOT do this. Not even to go viral. It's not worth it.
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