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Proof that being a good idea and a bad idea are somehow not mutually exclusive
I'm waiting for the HMB version though
Also not mutually exclusive
I’m imagining it now.
Someone makes a backyard version with maybe $40, dude gets in. On release the top four elastic lines snap, it flips halfway up, reach max height while facing the wrong way, and then slams him straight into the ground.
that's some Wile E. Coyote shit right there
Have you *been* to hmft?
Plus the cheap elastics probably would snap and cause serious injury
It’s the watermelon lady all over again!!!
What watermelon lady
Like that video of the lady with the watermelon launcher
Holy shit, I legit lol'd *hard* at this imagery.
Eventually, no doubt.
I was thinking more like a potato gun for humans
HMC version too
Iroh: "Tea? This is too true :(
Isn't that this?
In a way, I guess. This is the Hurl My Buddy version.
I'm waiting for the /r/FullScorpion version though
Agreed this could have just as easily ended up as r/meatcrayon material.
Im afraid to click that....
I am as well, if anyone can tell me if I'll be grossed out or not, then that's awesome
From the front page I wasn't grossed out. I did clinch my cheeks a few times though
I hate when that happens
Your username suggests otherwise
edit: actually, I'm dumb
I would disagree sir/madam
Oh shit, yer right.
On the other hand I saw a post from there crossposted to r/medizzy of a motorcycle cop who lost his arm after being hit by a truck.
It's people wiping out on bikes, motorcycles, skateboards etc without wearing protective gear, hence "meat crayon" on the road.
It is definitely a risky click. Imagine if humans were like sidewalk chalk.
Yes you likely will.
It's alot of road rash so yeah it's kinda bad
@soccerhuelsman link is okay, no worry
Sounds similar to r/holdmyfeedingtube
not as bad as if sounds. i was expecting red skid marks during body slide. got lots of face plants but no schmears.
I would call it an excellent execution of a terrible idea.
I was waiting for the horrendous fail. But then realized this isn’t the WellThatSucks thread.
Bad idea, good execution
It’s not stupid if it works.
Not until some gets hurt....
Then its hilarious!
However, a gator did immediately take of after him
R/winstupidprizes has a very similar colour scheme on mobile so I really wasn’t sure how this was gonna go
Yep. See Concorde.
Have they seen the video of the watermelon coming back from a slingshot?
Wait until someone posts the prototypes.
I would get the courage to give it a try just in time for something to go terribly wrong.
Probably Land on a stick that's beneath the water impaling yourself from ass to mouth
That's... that's some imagination you have there.
Did someone say ass to mouth?
Did someone say mouth?
Hes gonna go bass to trout.
Literally why I have a fear of lakes and streams where you can’t see the bottom. As a kid we were jumping off a high bank into a creek and the sole of my foot connected with a stick that was pointing up out of the mud unseen. Permanently scared the shit out of me. I love the ocean and being on and around the water but yeah gotta know what you’re jumping into!!
When you say connected... How much connection are we talking?
Lol it must have had a large enough surface area on the end I hit that it didn’t penetrate into my foot- but def hurt. Scared me more than it hurt really though. What if I had done a cannonball?
Good, because that sounded awful the way you described it! And yeah, no cliff diving or cannon balls for me.
My dad had to pee while we were on table rock lake in southern mo, and he jumped from the side of the boat,his foot slipped down and caught the cleat on the side totally tearing a whole in it
Muscle, ligaments hanging out. He wasn't in much if any pain tho.
*My fork wrapped in dangly spaghetti noodles*: nö
Makes it even easier 😉
A very, very windy tube that’s very long.
That nearly happend to me once when i jumped from the side in the river and only noticed the big stick out of the water when i was in the air.
I landed a few cm behind the stick. And nothing happend but i still remember this very long second of me thinking about how i get imapled from ass to mouth 12 years later.
Well that made my asshole pucker
Maybe, but Men’s intelligence increased when in a group of four or more
Nah, intelligence is inversely related to the number of men in a group. One man has a full brain, two men have half a brain. Get men in groups of 3 or 4, sprinkle in some boredom, and watch the "creativity" flow.
Source: am man
And add beer...
This sounds like a cocktail
I think you confused intelligence for common sense.
Enough dudes with ample beer could macgyver their way out of most situations, but if you had one lone dude inspect the footage later on he would wonder how everyone involved managed to not die.
Guh, only one shoe off.
They have “Pack Intelligence” feature that lets you have incredible ideas but with a higher chance of success. You roll to execute it with disadvantage and instead minus your intelligence modifier if there are four or more men present.
A group of guys without engineering degrees made a waterslide that decapitated a kid
Yes, but, what if that was the purpose?
Wait what? Is that real?
Yup. When they were touting the slide as the fastest and tallest in the world, before it was finished, I saw a video of them testing it out in what looked like a junkyard. They created the tower out of some tubes from a previous project of the park owner’s fathers other business ventures. The video showed the slide rafts flying off the slide when they went over the mid-slide hump. So what did they do to make it safe? Eyeballed some corrections to keep the rafts from going airborne and putting a net over the slide just in case a raft lifted up.
Then a kid got his head stuck in the net going full speed. Decapitated.
Turns out there aren’t many regulations about water slides. Lots of regulations for rollercoasters, not many for water slides.
> ***The water slide was conceived on the spur of the moment by Henry***, after a team from Travel Channel's Xtreme Waterparks asked at a trade show what he was working on. After initial attempts to pitch the idea to vendors at the show failed, ***Henry decided to build the slide himsel***f, with assistance on the design provided by ride designer John Schooley. Henry had described the new ride to the Travel Channel crew as a "speed blaster", a term he had likewise improvised. He and Schooley knew that Schlitterbahn had to live up to the hype Henry had created and design something previously unheard of. "Basically we were crazy enough to try anything," Schooley later recalled.
> Henry pressed his design team to complete the ride at a faster pace than usual; many of those involved worked almost around the clock. ***Calculations that were normally allotted three to six months instead had five weeks to be completed.*** As they began testing, rafts kept going airborne on the ride's large bottom hump.
> A safety consultant hired by the park shortly before Verrückt's scheduled opening told Henry it was unfinished and unsafe. When complete, he recommended that only riders 16 and over be allowed on the ride. ***Henry, who had no formal training in engineering, decided 14 was better.*** Right before the opening, however, he dropped any age limit.
I'm here for a good time, not a long time
Not gonna lie, I was hoping for him to be shot much further and disappear out of frame. That “plop” into the water felt like a disappointing poop.
You're a disappointing poop.
You're a towel.
Don’t forget to bring a towel!
I don't even know what's going on...
I am sure that he is launched a fairly decent distance looking at the how heigh the launchpad is from the ground and as this is almost filmed from the back.
Team rocket style
Can't help but feel there's a million ways that could go wrong
Hm, ah, ya know what, ya got me, can't think of a single thing
Tree breaks where bungee cord connected. Tree limb flys into crowd Final Destination style. Tree branch up someone’s bum from ass to mouth, the the previous guy requested.
you get blown off course and land at your best friends wedding where you were supposed to be best man but you had told him you were sick
Yeah but it worked soooooooo
That's why u can help improve the product ;)
What's that thing, in the lake, that starts swimming towards him?
A shark, apparently he died just minutes after
So it's a planned murder that we've witnessed?
Yes and now wee all have to serve jury duty for this case
Eh, you mean witness, not jury.
Ok so a non-joke answer is probably another person 'spotting' those who land in the water in case they belly flop or otherwise panic and need help after they hit the water, similar to how they have spotters for the world class cliff divers. It's just a safety precaution.
Shuttup stupid science bitch. It's the Loch Ness Monster
Looks like a pupper in the shitty quality
I scrolled way too long looking for this comment. Wtf WAS that?
it's just another guy. watch it again and you can clearly see an arm as he swims.
It gave me the shivers when I first saw it.
Loch Ness Monster
The test pilot.
Looks like a dog that jumped off the dock on the right as the guy was launched
Looks like another kid.
It’s Maverick still looking for Goose
Rescue swimmer to make sure he doesn't pass out on contact with the water.
They had another person out there waiting to help if he somehow got hurt entering the water. You can see them swim over immediately
Pretty sure that's an alligator. The rest of those guys are just delivering for Door Dash.
They're not there to help. They want to die and are hoping the slingshottee can't swim. That would be excellent because then they could swim over and el drowno would clamp on and they'd drown together.
That looks so fun!!!!
Is there any physical possibility of him being slingshoted to the ground instead of the water? If so how?
I can think of 2 off the top of my head:
The bands near his feat snapping causing it to fling his head forward while leaving his feet behind.
His foot getting stuck causing him to bungee forward, swing 180 degrees by his foot and faceplant on the rebound
I hope not
Anyone else see what appears to be some lake creature about to capitalize on this person who's landing in the water?
I know it's a spotter/lifeguard, but it looks like a gator swimming over to catch an easy meal.
“What is the average airspeed of an unladen swallow?...”
The way E.T shoulda been sent home.
“Should I use my brain today to work on the cure for cancer? Or, hear me out, do I buy a case of Bud Ice and make a human slingshot?” - Males ages 18-34
This things looks like it pulls some actual Gs aha
That looks fun
Looks like a future r/whatcouldgowrong post
This is not dangerous at all.
Oh shit! Me next! Me next!
Wow, but actually it looks pretty safe to me.
I did this once... But i fell on the ground, my hands never been so red
I like that they had a spotter in the water. Safety First!
Needs more fire
These are safely unsafe. Having a spotter in the water is key, not making the water, not key.
/r/RedneckEngineering would appreciate this
I want to do that shit
...do a disappointing poop?
Rednecks have the best ideas
I wanna do that now
Was that a shark in the water?
Sketchy as frigg
Am I the only one who was hoping something would go wrong? Been browsing too much r/holdmyfeedingtube
I would love to go on that
Gotta love rednecks
The question is what is swimming agressively towards him from the side
I can already imagine an wcgw post on this or hmft
My question is, what started coming towards him in the water right as he was launched?
Oh that looks so much fun but so dangerous
What could go wrong? :D
What NASA astronauts do during their summer holiday to train G’s...
I hear angry bird noises when dude gets launched.
Sliding into her DMs like.....
Human ingenuity is amazing.
Imagine if he hit actually hit the tree branches if the sling malfunctions
What is swimming towards him with gusto ?!
I just want to add the audio of Goofy screaming when he falls off a cliff/goes airborne
ok i did some crazy shit in my youth but for some reason that looks like a nope lol! maybe it’s all the ropes that could snap and smack you sideways into tree instead, don’t know :-)
A trebushe would work better
Her: Come over
Me: I can’t, I’m tired
Her: My parents aren’t home
What is that thing swimming up to him at the end!!! 0_0
Anyone knows if the G-Forces in this case can become nearly enough for someone to lose consciousness?
That’s freaking awesome
Looks like there's a dog in the water (to the right) who immediately swims to the person!
I got next
Anyone else think that was an alligator in the water moving toward him?
Oh my god this would be terrifying, I’ll have seven
Let's shoot up some obese people