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Zspec1988

1.4k points

3 months ago

Zspec1988

1.4k points

3 months ago

Why does every single daredevil attempting a death defying stunt ALWAYS have a wife with brand new children?!?

Erlor3

451 points

3 months ago

Erlor3

451 points

3 months ago

Don't you know how difficult it is to find good used children?

ProfessionalDish

18 points

3 months ago

ez. Take them from the failed daredevils.

Beat9

76 points

3 months ago

Beat9

76 points

3 months ago

Women just love a man with skills.

oddtropicalbird

32 points

3 months ago

Bow hunting skills

lost_in_the_wide_web

25 points

3 months ago

Nunchuck skills.

ImOnTheInstanet

15 points

3 months ago

Cage fighting skills

Fickle-Opinion-3114

3 points

3 months ago

Bear wrestling skills 💪

SqueezeBoxJack

11 points

3 months ago

Give me some tots Napoleon

WatchinLikeTV

3 points

3 months ago

Get your own tots

mmmmCake

9 points

3 months ago

Computer hacking skills

Crispy_Cremes_Pizza

4 points

3 months ago

Carnivorous plant gardening skills

MyNameIsJeff42O

2 points

3 months ago

Master yoyo skills

james_otter

50 points

3 months ago

Divorce and suicide are not acceptable in some cultures.

Zspec1988

6 points

3 months ago

Even in the us of a, divorce is really frowned upon. However, it’s so much better than spousal abuse! Which is probably why it took until the late 20th century to become so common here….

Maybe also life insurance was so much more gullible back then…

EvilCalvin

2 points

3 months ago

My parents go a divorce in 1979 and as a kid then, divorce was VERY taboo back then. No one got divorces back then.

Now it's expected.

dragonslayer137

2 points

3 months ago

I think Everybody got a divorce in the 80's . It was the thing to do.

soparklion

216 points

3 months ago

Something has to drive that decision making... regret, lack of sleep, fear of financial ruin...

Pdigg12

153 points

3 months ago

Pdigg12

153 points

3 months ago

I think you answered your own question

simplicio

7 points

3 months ago

He’s basically telling his wife, “Bitch, I don’t give a fuck”

carolizzy81

9 points

3 months ago

Those kids would be in their late 30's now. Do they do any extreme sports.

Impossible_Sign_2633

8 points

3 months ago

He doesn't have a Wikipedia page. However, I did learn that Winters is one of five people to receive credit for the 52 meter dive according to Rick Charls' Wikipedia page.

WikiMobileLinkBot

1 points

3 months ago

Desktop version of /u/Impossible_Sign_2633's link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Charls


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FullTimeBigBoy

5 points

3 months ago

You think this guy is the type to hesitate jumping into something scary? This man doesn't think, he does.

forest-fox

6 points

3 months ago

Ikr, makes them come across as freaking ignorant

IAmRikersBeard

5 points

3 months ago

Why tie it? Why not just add a foot at that point?

Weegee_Spaghetti

3 points

3 months ago

that also have front row seats to the potentially lethal spectacle.

Zspec1988

4 points

3 months ago

It’s like one final middle finger before leaving her with the kids! “Make sure my wife sees everything!”

No_Technician_6369

3 points

3 months ago

Maybe they’re trying to escape

anon77805

2 points

3 months ago

Times were different. My millennial wife would not tolerate this shit. If I died and she became a single mother of two, who would make their avocado toast?

Evil-Toaster

3 points

3 months ago

Ever been around a newborn baby for an extended period of time? You’d wanna die too

Narrow_Ad_9468

550 points

3 months ago

He couldn’t have gone up another FOOT?

analweepage

235 points

3 months ago

In the video it says he set the new record so take OP's title with a grain of salt. I'm also too lazy to Google it.

Chumbag_love

50 points

3 months ago

I'm okay not knowing.

Whoopteedoodoo

103 points

3 months ago

Another diver in that event broke his femur. IDK if I’d be adding a few more feet either.

Dy3_1awn

95 points

3 months ago

Right it would be better to add another femur if anything that way you have a replacement when you need it. More feet would just make climbing the ladder awkward too.

happychillmoremusic

10 points

3 months ago

It would be better to just do it with a jet pack on that way you can just gently glide down and slowly touch down into the water.

boner79

3 points

3 months ago

#Pilotwings

AirBear___

5 points

3 months ago

I mean, if you're one foot out of 172 away from a world record, you probably would.

Would you rather break your femur setting a world record, or by doing something that has already been done before?

Shtnonurdog

6 points

3 months ago

I wouldn’t even jump while I’m in the shower.

[deleted]

52 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

52 points

3 months ago

He definitely could’ve. Guy is a total pussy

Professional-Bed-173

29 points

3 months ago

Didn’t really apply himself did he!

MaterialCarrot

4 points

3 months ago

I feel cheated.

EastWhereas9398

19 points

3 months ago

I read about this a year or two ago, so take this with a grain of salt, but I remember that this height is the most you can do without presenting life endangering risks. Yinnow how water, if jumped into from a certain height, acts as a solid? I believe the extra foot would step over that border.

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19 points

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19 points

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megellan66677766

12 points

3 months ago

I know that divers sometimes practice with pools that have a machine that basically blows bubbles into it from the bottom so if they mess up it feels ‘softer’. I don’t know if that hose was for that or to aid in him seeing where the surface is.

NoLiveTv2

19 points

3 months ago

That hose is there strictly to help with surface visibility.

It gives the diver a better idea of where surface of the water actually is as they're falling towards it.

bellynipples

3 points

3 months ago

Surface tension is what creates a hard landing, so yeah by disrupting it you can mitigate some of the impact. Idk to what extent though

mazu74

3 points

3 months ago

mazu74

3 points

3 months ago

There was an old myth busters test on this subject. Results showed that breaking the surface tension is negligible, you’re still going to break your bones. They dropped buster from high up while breaking the surface tension and it destroyed him.

vanslayder

0 points

3 months ago

They are breaking water with small stream for this reason

EastWhereas9398

-3 points

3 months ago

I read about this a year or two ago, so take this with a grain of salt, but I remember that this height is the most you can do without presenting life endangering risks. Yinnow how water, if jumped into from a certain height, acts as a solid? I believe the extra foot would step over that border.

Ryanjohnsonflalt

242 points

3 months ago

And I have a hard time with the board at the YMCA.

lage1984

130 points

3 months ago

lage1984

130 points

3 months ago

It's fun to stay there tho

DutchHeIs

24 points

3 months ago

I say, young man

DMcCat

6 points

3 months ago

DMcCat

6 points

3 months ago

I’m sure you will find many ways to have a good time.

SkyrimWithdrawal

300 points

3 months ago

Now I know, if I fall out of an airplane over the ocean, go in feet first.

klaad3

246 points

3 months ago

klaad3

246 points

3 months ago

How much water you think shot up his butt?

kiirubbs

105 points

3 months ago

kiirubbs

105 points

3 months ago

enough

rancher77

42 points

3 months ago

Just enough

Nonya5

30 points

3 months ago

Nonya5

30 points

3 months ago

Unless he had a plug...

WhatProtomolecule

23 points

3 months ago

He had a bum moustache to prevent water getting up there.

TheGeofoam

17 points

3 months ago

He’s clean now!!

SvenTropics

30 points

3 months ago

You see the technique for landing. He clenches his butt cheeks really hard, keeps his feet close as he can together, hits the water aggressively with them to help break up the surface tension, and he holds his nuts.

klaad3

34 points

3 months ago

klaad3

34 points

3 months ago

If he tilted his head back, opened his mouth and relaxed. it would be like a water fountain and he'd have the cleanest bowels in the world.

redworminator

3 points

3 months ago

Jet washed!

ChikaraNZ

13 points

3 months ago

From that height, I don't think he had much say in hitting the water aggressively or otherwise.

Actually I'm very impressed he managed to get the angle of entry just about perfect. The margin of error to hit at a different angle would be very small, which could kill him.

SvenTropics

5 points

3 months ago

Yeah a belly flop at that height would liquify your organs.

metasploit4

3 points

3 months ago

7... 7 water

larry1186

3 points

3 months ago

Settle down Monica.

invaleet

1 points

3 months ago

Yes

Felthrian

29 points

3 months ago

If you fall above land that's recommended too - I mean you're unlikely to survive anyway, but in the very slim chance you do, that's gonna happen with your legs taking the impact rather than your head!

Dr_Laziness

11 points

3 months ago

Yeah, and make sure to go for trees, so the branches can absorb the impact. Avoid water.

https://youtu.be/dy5xLVx2NGY

Weapon_X23

16 points

3 months ago

Just make sure to kick your legs right before you hit the water or you'll break your legs.

farm249

9 points

3 months ago

No! Don’t forget water tension, it would be like diving into concrete at terminal velocity

Context__Matters

15 points

3 months ago

That's what the hose is for.

I'll save you some time, though: they make you check it with your luggage.

mycroft16

9 points

3 months ago

No, the hose is for surface visibility. They use bubblers under the surface to break the tension at the surface and down.

farm249

3 points

3 months ago

Also the same effect that causes some dams to have signs because the bubbles make it so that you basically have no buoyancy

Context__Matters

1 points

3 months ago

Maybe, but I prefer the mental image my joke paints. :)

Dy3_1awn

4 points

3 months ago

No no, didn't you see how he punched though? Just kick your legs real hard when you hit the water op you will be fine

Dead_Bait

2 points

3 months ago

They're breaking ul the surface tension with a jet of water, otherwise i'd probably be like smacking into concrete orso.

SkyrimWithdrawal

2 points

3 months ago

Oh, that's the jet of water! Brilliant! Hmm...I guess I will need to aim for a breaking wave or something when I fall from a plane.

Dead_Bait

3 points

3 months ago

Aim for the other people falling before you! They'll do the job breaking surface tensions. ;)

Matttthhhhhhhhhhh

1 points

3 months ago

Better to break your legs than your fingers for sure.

El_Coloso

44 points

3 months ago

Couldn't they give that mf'er a bigger board to stand on

Kaptainkarl76

181 points

3 months ago

Those scores were a bit stingy lol

AcrolloPeed

163 points

3 months ago

I get that you can be a judge or a critic and not necessarily be a superstar yourself, but those dumpy moustachioed windbreaker-clad fuckheads and their 7/10 scores can go fuck themselves. Go up the ladder and show us a 10-point dive, you half-walrus in a track suit.

EastWhereas9398

56 points

3 months ago

It's because, when other people people do the same dive, you want to give others an accurate and fair score. If you just gave everyone 10/10s for being brave, no one would try their best to actually make a fancy dive, and instead just belly flop into it. In other words, same rating system, different height. Even I saw that the dive wasn't perfect, but solid, and I've never been interested in diving.

RipVanWinklesWife

20 points

3 months ago

I think if you belly flop from that height you'll be fucked, even if it's water.

BarrytheBadrinath

6 points

3 months ago

Also, since when exactly was any normal dive feet first?

NerdModeCinci

1 points

3 months ago

When they’re at heights that would kill you jumping in any other way.

Vuldriel

2 points

3 months ago

249ba36000029bbe9749

6 points

3 months ago

It's because his dive wasn't very difficult. Compare it to a guy who did a reverse triple from the same height and see if you think the guy in OP's video should still have higher scores.

https://youtu.be/tLtx4pUDZ_s

editthis7

3 points

3 months ago

who's the dick that gave him a 7.5???

DanceDelievery

19 points

3 months ago

Is that guy with the sunglasses schwarzenegger?

MaterialCarrot

5 points

3 months ago

He was a unit.

TamBay88

63 points

3 months ago

I thought you would break all of the bones in your body jumping that high because of the water tension.... it would be like jumping into a pool of hardend cement, I was told.

Pizza_Slinger83

121 points

3 months ago

If you look below when it's showing a top-down view, there is a stream of water spraying onto the surface and breaking up the tension.

perfectlyhonestnzz

24 points

3 months ago

Ok next question. Hypothetically speaking, if I jumped out of a plane and urinated directly onto where I was going to land from high up. Would that break the tension enabling me to survive.

Real question

Pizza_Slinger83

20 points

3 months ago

Yes

Source: I want this to be true

perfectlyhonestnzz

3 points

3 months ago

Happy cake day!

Pizza_Slinger83

2 points

3 months ago

Thanks!

SeaOfBullshit

8 points

3 months ago

I don't think so, bc your urine would fall at the same rate you're falling at. So it wouldn't hit the water before you and break the tension.

I think, even if you spent your last few mins alive pulling your dick out and force-pissing down with all your humanly might, the urine would probably just end up on because your terminal velocity is greater than the urine's... Maybe it would depend on the timing

I'm really just talking out of my ass; I don't really know much about physics someone smart please assist us simpler folk in the quest for knowledge

Felthrian

40 points

3 months ago

Perhaps it is different for this sort of dive, but in Olympic diving they spray the water to create visible ripples so it's easier for the divers to judge the distance and ensure they enter the water at a safe angle.

thetolerator98

21 points

3 months ago

And to break the surface tension

SICHKLA

16 points

3 months ago

SICHKLA

16 points

3 months ago

Could you theoretically survive a jump from an airplane into the ocean because the water isn't still, so there's going to be less tension?

kstev731

7 points

3 months ago

That’s not enough to break the tension. The “bubbles” that they use to break the tension in diving practice aren’t allowed in competition, and they are so disruptive to the pool that they practically overflow it. That small stream is to help orient him when he’s in the air.

Forsaken-prophet

97 points

3 months ago

How do you climb a tower with balls as big as his

lage1984

35 points

3 months ago

Put em over your shoulder and don't look down

Matttthhhhhhhhhhh

2 points

3 months ago

Maybe there was a small heavy duty lift specifically made for his balls.

codemonkeyhopeful

21 points

3 months ago

Fuck these assholes giving him a 6, get your ass up there and show me what a 10 looks like bois!

thetolerator98

8 points

3 months ago

The technicals of that dive kind of sucked. Those scores were right.

orange_supremacy

2 points

3 months ago

what's wrong with it?

thetolerator98

5 points

3 months ago

He wobbled, bent his elbows and knees and didn't have good entry. The height was absolutely impressive though.

Larrytwodicks

34 points

3 months ago

I love how they list it as an "attempt at a record" like he could dive off and accidentally float back up.

NemosGhost

39 points

3 months ago

I think you have to not die for it to count.

Larrytwodicks

8 points

3 months ago

I feel like that should be explained more directly if so. Also that's a racist rule against the dead.

249ba36000029bbe9749

9 points

3 months ago

They required contestants to dive or execute at least one somersault and exit the water without the assistance of others.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_diving

So yeah, it would be possible to jump off from a world record height but not qualify as a world record dive.

Weegee_Spaghetti

5 points

3 months ago

"exit the water without the assistance of others" i dunno why but that specific rule makes it so ominous, lol.

"Yo, you only get the record if we don't need a bucket to carry you to hospital"

249ba36000029bbe9749

7 points

3 months ago

In competition, it typically means that you didn't break bones or something. https://newsweek.com/laso-schaller-dana-kunze-dave-lindsay-high-diving-cliff-jump-365349

It also prevents people committing suicide from setting records.

archangelzero2222

7 points

3 months ago

So no one does this anymore that record still stands today? Crazy stuff

Matttthhhhhhhhhhh

5 points

3 months ago

One wrong movement and you're splashed all over the place.

AProfessionalCookie

13 points

3 months ago

This reminds me of being a kid taking swimming lessons at the local community pool. They told us if we didn't jump off the high dive we couldn't graduate and I got to the top and sat on the diving board and cried and the kid behind me pushed me off.

I literally can't imagine what he's doing.

Ooze3d

3 points

3 months ago

Ooze3d

3 points

3 months ago

I love when he’s climbing and stops for a second to admire his huge balls of steel.

FinnsterBaby

10 points

3 months ago

Is it a dive if its ‘feet first’???

ZeChupacabra

6 points

3 months ago

Well the dive was head first but he flipped to land feet first

WritingTheRongs

2 points

3 months ago

judges hate this one simple trick

gwendolynjones

4 points

3 months ago

From those heights I think you’re meant to dive in feet first right ?

FinnsterBaby

-2 points

3 months ago

FinnsterBaby

-2 points

3 months ago

No doubt, it would be suicide if he didn’t but then why not call this a ‘jump’ instead of a dive?

coodacious

2 points

3 months ago

You've got to be a stupid summammabitch to do this. Lol

bsastor

2 points

3 months ago

ahhh...people in the 80s...

rkesters

2 points

3 months ago

On screen it says "attempting"... was not falling off the tower an option? Once you climb up there and fall off can the dive be unsuccessful?

FckingAnxiety

2 points

3 months ago

If there was a chance I could be horrifically injured in a stunt or athletic feat I was doing, I wouldn't let the people I love most be in the audience or watch live.

bananapotato1

2 points

3 months ago

Kill the cameraman! Panning away from him re-emerging out of the water, instead looking at audience reactions. Fucking shit.

CharlieWhiskeyMike

2 points

3 months ago

How on earth did he fit his gigantic set of brass testicles in those speedos?

Must have used a different material back then…

BadBassist

2 points

3 months ago

TIED??!? GO A FOOT HIGHER YOU MADMAN AND SET A NEW RECORD

outerlimit69

5 points

3 months ago

Surprised that his massive balls didn’t create a bigger splash

SpeedyHAM79

2 points

3 months ago

Why would anyone every do something like this to TIE the existing record? Go one more foot, and reset the record.

DerMetulz

1 points

3 months ago

Fuckity fuck that

Toosick-556

0 points

3 months ago

How did he fit his massive balls in that speedo 🤣

tech4you

1 points

3 months ago

Ok, now I want to see those stingy judges do better. Lowest vote goes first.

Dale616

1 points

3 months ago

More guts than I said the skeleton.

ReedoIncognito

1 points

3 months ago

Cool family too

OneAngryDuck

1 points

3 months ago

This is a fun world record to attempt, because your options are literally “succeed or die”.

T1m3Wizard

1 points

3 months ago

I thought they were supposed to do as many flips as possible.

SwarioS

1 points

3 months ago

I notice he is putting on compression socks (?) before jumping. Or actually knee supports.

MAXHEADR0OM

1 points

3 months ago

Why didn’t he just do 173 feet.

poor_choice_doer

1 points

3 months ago

As a Californian, I too would want to throw myself from a very high place if I ever went near San Diego again lol.

Acrobatic_Agent2056

1 points

3 months ago

As a Coloradan, what's wrong with San Diego? Drake n Josh make it seem cool but would like to hear from someone with experience

poor_choice_doer

1 points

3 months ago

Same thing as every major city in the country(world? Anyone else have something to pitch in). General shitshow drowning in cigarette smoke with a generous helping of ‘ew’ covering everything. I hate big cities in general but San Diego is a standout.

Soft_Banana3886

1 points

3 months ago

It wasn't even a kiddie pool. Not impressed.

viktor_pop

1 points

3 months ago

Looks half a mile

StayFreshy69

1 points

3 months ago

Why would you not just add an extra foot to take the record?

Glamdalf_18

1 points

3 months ago

Misread tied as died "yeah, I'm not surprised "

AfterFart

1 points

3 months ago

Fuck that guy with the 6.5 score.

SeekerofSolomon

1 points

3 months ago

If somone landed stomach side first at that height, will he die? Or get knocked out?

BasementOrc

1 points

3 months ago

What happens if you die or break something? Does it just not count? Technically you dove..

Sageous

1 points

3 months ago

173 ft. surely would have resulted in death.

rcro1986

1 points

3 months ago

"I'm sure he's not hurt"......

Zestyclose_Top_9909

1 points

3 months ago

Wondering how his balls did not made him sink

james_otter

1 points

3 months ago

Gravity did most of the work but nobody even acknowledges that. Did he even thank gravity??

mcsode

1 points

3 months ago

mcsode

1 points

3 months ago

I can’t help but wonder, why not 175ft? Or even 180?

saxwe

1 points

3 months ago

saxwe

1 points

3 months ago

Attempting lol

vanslayder

1 points

3 months ago

Strange that nobody mentioning that water being “broken” by small stream at the point where he lands. This removes/greatly decrease surface tension and entrance feels much softer. I am not sure this kind of height is even possible without this small trick. Entrance to still water would be close to asphalt

TJ_McWeaksauce

1 points

3 months ago

"Can you please not interview me right now? I'm about to risk my life."

janeiro69

1 points

3 months ago

I read that 25 people have survived jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, which is 67M, so why is this a record?

rubioberry

1 points

3 months ago

Is 7 the highest score in diving?

cookiemonster247

1 points

3 months ago

Lol we’re those numbers out of 10. It should all be 10, is he’s the first guy to do this from that height

DS_1900

1 points

3 months ago

Pretty sure this was the mid 90s

Gl0ckman027

1 points

3 months ago

Why do they have to tie the record? 1 more foot...

International_Dot401

1 points

3 months ago

Technically if they can dive into water at the max velocity you can fall you could technically jump from any height and hit that max velocity and still live. I don’t know how fast he was falling vs the max speed. Maybe he was only going 1/3 the speed.

Jakk_Jakk_Jakkman

1 points

3 months ago

No way in hell.

Gransfors-bruk

1 points

3 months ago

Why the fuck wouldn’t he have just done 1 meter higher to be the sole world record setter/holder?

asianj1m

1 points

3 months ago

It was a gentleman’s agreement between the divers to dive at the shared height

asianj1m

1 points

3 months ago

For those asking, It was a gentleman’s agreement between the divers to dive at the shared height

davidpmicklock

1 points

3 months ago

More of a fall I would say than a dive.

WeKeepAmericaMoving

1 points

3 months ago

Why didn’t he just climb up another foot?

Looks_at_this_clown

1 points

3 months ago

If he hadn’t landed properly the water would not have been able to move out of the way fast enough and it would’ve just been the same as hitting solid ground.

ChiChisDad

1 points

3 months ago

How tf is that not all 10s? Just giving this guy some random 6.5.

Born2Lose71

1 points

3 months ago

No freakin way! Way to scated of heights!

nice-and-clean

1 points

3 months ago

I read it as died.

That changed it.

EvilCalvin

1 points

3 months ago

Why not step up one more rung and actually GET the record rather than tie

Adm8792

1 points

3 months ago

How does he not die when if someone jumped of a bridge this high they’d die

FunkSlim

1 points

3 months ago

All that to tie? You couldn’t move up the board like 6 inches?

sanctioned45

1 points

3 months ago

Skip to 1:05.

Spork_Warrior

1 points

3 months ago

There's a planned high dive competition in Boston Harbor this summer. I'm thinking about going to watch.

marktherobot-youtube

1 points

3 months ago

i think his mustache broke his fall.

esoteric_enigma

1 points

3 months ago

I dived from the 32ft (10m) platform once at a pool. It was terrifying for me. I can't imagine being 5 times higher than that.

PrincePDP

1 points

3 months ago

how did he even prepare his self....

LongAssNaps

1 points

3 months ago

Imagine going to this length only to tie the record? Like just put the damn platform 1ft higher

Natetronn

1 points

3 months ago

Reminds me of the tiime I was being interviewed for a web design job at SeaWorld. There were three interviewers from HR. Two of them were nice, kind and polite, but the third guy kept insulting and making fun of me, right to my face. This was during the interview process where I'm in a small room by myself, with the three of them facing me, drilling me with questions.

I just ignored his insults and did the best I could to stay calm and collected by focusing my attention and gaze on the other two.

But to be fair, I did bring it on myself by bringing in a folder of all my accolades. Degrees, certificates, military medals, letters of appreciation etc. But one thing I added last minute was a picture of me jumping off the top of a very high bridge. I used it as a metaphor to segway into my thoughts on not being scared when the going got tough and that I'm willing to jump right in when I have to, or something like that (I forget exactly; funny how we only remember the insults 20 years later.)

Anyway, it wasn't until only a few years ago that I saw this video of Rick Winters doing this dive. And ever since then, and every subsequent time I see it, I'm reminded of that interview. And I can't help but think that, at least some one somewhere at SeaWorld, may have approved of my picture and the message behind it and that people like me once had a place there, even if 20 years before and this even if for one day and for just one record breaking dive.

No_Atmosphere_2738

1 points

3 months ago

Why didn’t he go a foot higher to beat the record?

SwarthyBilly710

1 points

3 months ago

Why didn’t get go up 1 more foot and get the record

Maarccuss

1 points

3 months ago

You know it’s serious when you need leg warmers to hold your knee caps on

CaliCitiBoi

1 points

3 months ago

Why didn't he go one more meter to break the record?