Definitely don”t try this at home: Heart-stopping video collection of the most terrifying brushes with deathLucky survivors escape death by train, plane, snow plough and crocodile
If you”re looking for the adrenalin rush of dicing with death but don”t want to risk actually getting hurt, this heart-stopping video may be a good place to start.
The terrifying montage shows clips of people whose lives will certainly have flashed before their eyes as they came frighteningly close to being killed by trains, planes and even crocodiles.
It opens with a train speeding towards a man lying on the tracks, who survives by pressing his body close to the ground as it rushes over him.
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Saved by a whisker: A man lies on the tracks as a train speeds towards him – and passes safely over his head
Road rage: A pedestrian dashes across the street at a level-crossing as an out-of-control car and bus hurtle towards him
Life and death: Being a driver is no protection, as the owner of this car found out when he headed straight over a track with no gate
Next a pair of surfers cresting a giant wave nearly collide and wipe out in the most spectacular way possible.
A heavy motorbike flies straight at another on a racetrack after that, with the camera placed on the grounded bike – offering a shocking first-person perspective.
In another clip, a snowboarder leaps straight into the path of a snow plough.
The full spectrum of near-death experiences are uncovered in the scary video published by the Huffington Post.
A very different lucky escape comes from a foolhardy man trying to give some food to a hungry looking crocodile, who snaps viciously as the nervous feeder hops backwards.
Unsurprisingly, it seems that the most common way of dying is on the roads.
Many of the clips show people narrowly avoiding oncoming vehicles by jumping quickly out of the way, and trucks and lorries only just swerving to miss each other.
First-person perspective: A motorbike flies towards another as the daredevil racers speed down a track
Crocodile Dundee: A foolhardy animal-lover offers a snack to a croc – but the creature is hoping for dessert
Another hair-raising episode takes place when a car nips through some traffic lights and just misses several lanes of traffic moving at speed across the junction.
The nerve-jangling video starts as it began, on a train track – but this time, someone is struggling to get up and seems unable to lie flat enough for the train to pass over, as the man in the first clip did.
Instead, fellow passengers gesticulate wildly from the platform at the oncoming driver, who slams on the brakes and manages to come to a halt just inches away.
Viewers who want to face up to their own mortality need look no further.