After seven series of the endurance obstacle course TV show American Ninja Warrior nobody has ever completed the event to the very end, except of course until now.
Isaac Caldiero, a rock climbing, busboy, defeated the course and then climbed up a very long rope three seconds faster than the other guy and walked away with a tidy sum of $1m.
Incidentally that obstacle he crosses in the video called the Pole Grasper reminded me of a wee woman who used to live in my street, who had a propensity to make a grab for your genitals whenever she was close enough.
As is tradition in America this time every year they put on a massive ornithology show featuring some sort of Superb Owl. The event is massive and companies and movie studios clamber to buy up advertising space during the televised coverage.
Here are all the Superb Owl TV spots for all the movies featured last night. You are more than welcome.
The video above was filmed by an amatuer football referee who strapped a camera to his chest and filmed the game he was reffing. Following a particulalry nasty tackle the match quickly descends into chaos when a spectator runs onto the field of play and throws some punches.
As a person who has played rugby most of my life all I will say in relation to this video is that football, (soccer), is a gentleman’s sport played by thugs where rugby is a thug’s sport played by gentlemen.
The Internet is littered with near miss videos, moments captured on film where men and women have inexplicbly escaped death even as the Grim Reaper’s scythe appears to bearing down upon them. This is one such video.
The fact that no-one including the driver Piero Scavone and navigator Diego D’Hérin didn’t suffer so much as a bruise is an absolute miracle. I’ve watched this video a dozen times and I’m still amazed those lucky people lived to see another day.