World record: Dude dives 35 feet into 12 inches of water

posted at 7:40 pm on June 27, 2008 by Allahpundit

Given the conspicuous padding beneath the kiddie pool he’s diving into, this shouldn’t be excessively hard.

Even so, it seems like a metaphor for McCain’s campaign, doesn’t it? Not impossible, but … the odds seem to be against you, and you’d need some luck to pull it off safely. Click the image to watch.

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what a fool.

Tacitus on June 27, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Let’s see him do it without the padding. Against concrete. Then I’ll be impressed. Two feet of padding under the pool. Color me unimpressed.

lorien1973 on June 27, 2008 at 7:46 PM

The news report I just watched said that the people from Guinness made hime put the padding underneath, as, to quote the reporter, they “generally don’t like it when people trying to get into their book end up dead.”

Seems to me that the padding made it, though.

nailinmyeye on June 27, 2008 at 7:47 PM

A role model for children everywhere.

Rhinoboy on June 27, 2008 at 7:50 PM

shallow pool

His brain is shallower still.

jgapinoy on June 27, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Even so, it seems like a metaphor for McCain’s campaign, doesn’t it? Not impossible, but … the odds seem to be against you, and you’d need some luck to pull it off safely.

Dude. You don’t need to justify the stupid to us. We love you anyway.

TheUnrepentantGeek on June 27, 2008 at 7:53 PM

Is the belly flop also metaphorical?

Grafted on June 27, 2008 at 7:58 PM

Metaphor for McCain?

Yeah, sure.

Metaphor for the knucklehead blogger who dove into the internet and found this stupid story, I say.

On the other hand, why do I think after this November that we’ll be getting a lot of these type stories.

SteveMG on June 27, 2008 at 7:58 PM

I guess the belly flop makes it more of a metaphor for Obama’s campaign.

Grafted on June 27, 2008 at 8:00 PM

You’d think experiencing 35 times the force of gravity (yes, that’s what the physics works out to) would leave him at least a little injured.

Dave_d on June 27, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Coming soon: Al Gore dives 35 feet into 12 inches of melted (or not) glacier.

whitetop on June 27, 2008 at 8:11 PM

The news report I just watched said that the people from Guinness made hime put the padding underneath, as, to quote the reporter, they “generally don’t like it when people trying to get into their book end up dead.”

Well, yes, I’m sure every one of his previous dives into 12″ of water were into a concrete pool….

Nichevo on June 27, 2008 at 8:16 PM

What exactly would happen on a failed attempt?

Either he lands or he doesn’t. Is death the only failure?

Nessuno on June 27, 2008 at 8:30 PM

You’d think experiencing 35 times the force of gravity (yes, that’s what the physics works out to) would leave him at least a little injured.

Dave_d on June 27, 2008 at 8:08 PM

I think you might need to re-check your physics.

Ragnar on June 27, 2008 at 8:44 PM

Don’t try this at home kids.

raiderdav on June 27, 2008 at 8:46 PM

You’d think experiencing 35 times the force of gravity (yes, that’s what the physics works out to) would leave him at least a little injured.

What kind of new math equates to 1G per 1 foot of freefall? If I jump off a 6′ ladder I get to experience 6 G? Sweet.

I feel sorry for those sky divers that experience 8000 G’s. That has to suck.

raiderdav on June 27, 2008 at 8:49 PM

like a metaphor for McCain’s campaign

Johnny has dropped three more points at InTrade this week…he is down to 30.9. Barry is still in the mid sixties.

As far as the diver goes…..he’ll be a Dude post before winter.

Limerick on June 27, 2008 at 8:51 PM

I feel sorry for those sky divers that experience 8000 G’s. That has to suck.

It’s all about altitude, then?

Does that mean that scuba divers experience negative G’s? ;-)

Ragnar on June 27, 2008 at 8:54 PM

Um. Why?

ronsfi on June 27, 2008 at 8:56 PM

It’s a lesson for the kids out there…but er, we’re not quite sure what that lesson is exactly.

CP on June 27, 2008 at 8:58 PM

Could Ken and Barbie be anymore of two jerkoffs?

Wow, glad I am not 55 and having to make a living with people like that.

benrand on June 27, 2008 at 8:59 PM

That’s nothing I once saw a guy jump from even higher into just a glass of water. His name was Elmer Fudd, if memory serves.

dentalque on June 27, 2008 at 9:05 PM

Really?
Gravitation potential energy is (assuming no air resistance and that the change in height doesn’t significantly affect g)
E= MgH

Then we use the formula
W = E = FD

so
FD = MgH
which is
MAD = MgH

BTW D = stopping distance
The M’s cancel which gives us

AD = gH

Which gives

A = gh/d

H = 35 feet D = 1 foot so

A = g 35/1

So A = 35g

I think that’s mostly right.

Dave_d on June 27, 2008 at 9:07 PM

The retard belly flopped into one foot of water with a giant bumper pad underneath the frickin pool!

Do we REALLY need to turn this into a physics exam or is your whole exercise a metaphor for 9/11?

/sarc, off

: )

catmman on June 27, 2008 at 9:16 PM

Oof. My nuts ache just watching that.

flipflop on June 27, 2008 at 9:24 PM

How does this help Michele’s children?

Markvike on June 27, 2008 at 9:24 PM

Crap, I tore my rotator cuff rolling over in bed. 35 feet is still 35 feet.

robblefarian on June 27, 2008 at 9:32 PM

Let’s see him do it without the padding. Against concrete. Then I’ll be impressed. Two feet of padding under the pool. Color me unimpressed.

lorien1973 on June 27, 2008 at 7:46 PM

This is exactly what I was going to post.

World B. Free on June 27, 2008 at 9:33 PM

Dave_d, the problem is that people don’t normally describe sudden (ie instant) stops in terms of G forces. G forces are normally sustained forces, which, like the force of gravity felt here on terra firma, is constantly applied.

Nessuno on June 27, 2008 at 9:33 PM

Well he didn’t quite stop “instanteously”. (Since it took him about a foot to stop so that took some time.) Still I get what you mean. (Usually when they give “g’s” for pilots it’s during a turn for at least a few seconds while he had to endure that for a split second.) Still it does let us see that there was a heck of a lot of force on the guy if only for a moment.

Dave_d on June 27, 2008 at 9:39 PM

Bruno go first.
Uh uh doc, in show business the star always goes first.
Bruno goes first!
Okay doc. You win. Bruno goes first.

Coronagold on June 27, 2008 at 9:58 PM

The pain lasts for a minute, But the glory lasts for a
lifetime.

That’s what I told my wife when she was in labor with
our first. I’m OK now, But it was touch and go for a
while. : )

Texyank on June 27, 2008 at 10:07 PM

Jeez, not a whole lot of reward for the risk…

WisCon on June 27, 2008 at 10:19 PM

Idiot? or Genius?!?

Little Boomer on June 27, 2008 at 10:38 PM

Here in Virginia where I live, acts like this are usually preceded by the statement “Hey Vern! Hold my beer and watch this!” And followed shortly after by a funeral.

flipflop on June 27, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Oof. My nuts ache just watching that.
flipflop on June 27, 2008 at 9:24 PM

My exact same first thought.

SouthernDem on June 28, 2008 at 1:06 AM

I thought “dive” still meant dive

loganthompson on June 28, 2008 at 2:13 AM

Big deal. I once dove 12 inches into 45 foot deep water!

Kevin M on June 28, 2008 at 3:23 AM

No sharks?

- The Cat

P.S. Dave_d you forgot to factor in that it was ice water. *rolls eyes at the ice water thing*

MirCat on June 28, 2008 at 6:11 AM

Since the Guinness Record people have, for a long time now, refused to accept new entries for the most life-threatening stunts, we can assume that this is not as dangerous as it might seem at first. Stupid…now that’s a category that Guinness hasn’t addressed.

jackmac on June 28, 2008 at 8:02 AM

jackmac on June 28, 2008 at 8:02 AM

That’s Wendy Northcutt’s territory.

Quisp on June 28, 2008 at 8:07 AM

To be honest I’d guess the real reason he uses ice water (if he really does use ice water) is to help numb his skin. (Since you’d think right as the pain would start coming the cold of the water would make it more difficult for him to feel anything.) Well that and to reduce inflamation. (But it doesn’t sound as cool to say “Well I use ice water because it hurts like crazy and I need something to control the pain while I walk over for a couple shots of wiskey. I tried the wiskey before the dive once but when I was drunk I realized what a stupid idea this was.)

Dave_d on June 28, 2008 at 8:26 AM

Is this the same guy that drank 23 shots in 30 minutes?

cat-scratch on June 28, 2008 at 9:37 AM

Quisp on June 28, 2008 at 8:07 AM

Had to look that one up, but right you are!

jackmac on June 28, 2008 at 10:05 AM

The pain lasts for a minute, But the glory lasts for a
lifetime.

That’s what I told my wife when she was in labor with
our first. I’m OK now, But it was touch and go for a
while. : )

Texyank on June 27, 2008 at 10:07 PM

I thought that’s what you told her nine months earlier…

right2bright on June 28, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Not this guy and Krauthammer back to back. I’m sure the latter wouldn’t see the humor in the former.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on June 28, 2008 at 10:07 PM

If ever there was an acceptable time to piss in the pool…..

Syd B. on June 30, 2008 at 8:36 AM