Most of us draw the limit at, say, white-water rafting when it comes to risky yet fun activities to spice up one’s summer.
Then there are those among us who have made a career off of daredevilish stunts. For them, it’s not a hobby. It’s a lifestyle, and one that’s often profitable.
So what excuse does Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk have for being a stark raving madcap? Shouldn’t he be, like, golfing or something?
Musk and his wife, actress Talulah Riley, had some fun this past weekend that’ll make your whole life look like a baby-proofing PSA. While the rest of us view the average bi-plane as a precarious-looking artifact unfit for riding, Musk and Riley are far more comfortable with aircraft obsolescence. So comfortable, in fact, that they’ll willingly take a stroll along the wing of a plane mid-flight. Like, no big deal.
The stunt, termed “wing walking,” dates back to the air shows of the 1920s, when airplanes were still something of a novelty and people didn’t expect to live that long, anyway (we’re guessing).
We’re not one for encouraging death-defying stunts in the name of awesome selfies, but even we have to admit: these are awesome selfies.
But seriously, kids, don’t try this at home. There’s a fine line between Instagram legend and Darwin Awards honoree, and no manner of aesthetically-pleasing photo filters will save you once you’re a pancake on the pavement.