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.
Watching it gives me a physical pain: