When circus acts go badly wrong

If you found the magic trick accidents I showed you the other day too distressing, you might not want to read on! Serious circus accidents are thankfully quite rare – these people are professionals. If you spend every day riding a unicycle across a wire 50 feet in the air, you have an incentive to be good at your job! But these things do happen from time to time. Watch what happens here, from about 3 minutes in:

The rider walked away from that one, but if you do see this motorcycle stunt at a circus, be impressed – it’s obviously not easy. There are a couple of nice recoveries in this little montage (you’ve got to love the escaping tigers taking their chance…)

Saving the best for last, here’s a highwire walker surviving a tumble from a wire strung between two hot air balloons:

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