But Seriously, These Meteorites Are Actually Flying People

(Image via Red Bull)

I hope you were lucky enough to catch the Perseid Meteor Shower last week. If you were watching it from the Spanish island of La Palma, a few of those streaks might have actually been these maniacs in wing suits.

Norwegian Joakim Sommer, Austrians Marco Waltenspiel and Georg Lettner and Spaniard Armando del Rey donned flying squirrel-style “wing suits” hooked up with LEDs and sparklers to “pay tribute” to the astronomical phenomenon in an amazing stunt sponsored by, you guessed it, Red Bull.


How many “UFO sightings” do you think are actually just lunatics wearing Red Bull-funded extreme sports equipment?

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