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Man flies through the air after jumping into powerful water fountain

By T.K. Randall
August 30, 2023 · Comment icon 22 comments

Seriously, don't stick your head in this thing... Image Credit: CC BY 2.5 Markus Bernet
A man from Switzerland decided to see what would happen if he put his head into one of the world's most powerful fountains.
Capable of pumping 500 liters of water per second to an altitude of 460ft at 200 kilometers per hour, Geneva's iconic Jet d'Eau water fountain is undoubtedly a sight to behold.

It's also quite dangerous, which is why the area around it is cordoned off and heavily guarded.

This didn't stop one adventurous Swiss man from making his way past security so that he could, quite literally, place his head into the jet of water to see what would happen.
The ill-advised stunt saw him thrown backwards with extreme force, but not content with the outcome, the man went back for a second go - this time in an attempt to move his whole body into the stream.

The resulting force saw him propelled several meters into the air, after which he came plummeting back down onto the concrete nearby.

The prankster tried to escape the police by jumping into the sea, but his efforts were futile.

He ultimately ended up in hospital due to the injuries he sustained from the fall.

Source: Oddity Central | Comments (22)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by OverSword 27 days ago
Translation; I'm not stupid enough to influence the moronic masses.
Comment icon #14 Posted by spartan max2 27 days ago
Maybe if they pay me enough 
Comment icon #15 Posted by CrimsonKing 27 days ago
@Hawken If you've got a million bucks to spare,Spartan says you can clean one of his ears out with that power washer 
Comment icon #16 Posted by Scholar4Truth 26 days ago
My question is why? just why?!
Comment icon #17 Posted by newbloodmoon 26 days ago
Probably not the best solution to cleaning dirty contacts.
Comment icon #18 Posted by josellama2000 26 days ago
As George Mallory when asked by a reporter why he wanted to climb Everest, Mallory purportedly replied, "Because it's there." We all know what he meant...
Comment icon #19 Posted by Hammerclaw 26 days ago
Why does Rice play Texas?
Comment icon #20 Posted by Berwen 26 days ago
A definition of a "true moron" is someone who knowingly does an insane thing a second time.
Comment icon #21 Posted by NCC1701 25 days ago
I wonder if you could keep suspended by that waterjet if you know how to do it.
Comment icon #22 Posted by MissJatti 23 days ago
FastTrack Tickets anyone 

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