Daredevils

Are you a thrill-seeker? Well strap yourself in, because we’re going on a wild ride with animal adrenaline junkies as we count down the top ten Most Extreme: Daredevils in the natural world.

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Are you a thrill-seeker? Well strap yourself in, because we’re going on a wild ride with animal adrenaline junkies. We’re counting down the top ten Most Extreme: Daredevils in the natural world and comparing them to our own death-defying stunts.

In the last decade, “extreme sports” have become extremely popular. But what’s the attraction of these thrills and spills? Some researchers believe that human daredevils are addicted to adrenaline, but things are very different in the natural world. Animals put their life on the line every day—not for fun—but for survival.

There’s a beetle that can endure more G forces than any other animal on the planet, and eighty times more than the most extreme human cannonball! Pelicans dive from more than twice the height of an Olympic high diver, hitting the water at 40 miles an hour with the impact being heard half a mile a way!

And it takes guts to jump from the top of a tree. Especially when you use your stomach to fly! The so-called flying snake of Asia sucks in its guts to form a concave surface that acts like a parachute, creating the most extreme belly flop on the planet.

Discover that some animals really do make a do or die effort, when daredevils start playing to The Most….Extreme.

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