If you want to go and relax with a couple of friends and family, nothing beats the pool.
If someone has a pool in the backyard (either the one that’s built-in or an inflatable one), who can resist the sight of a barbecue grill sizzling at the side as you kick back with a beer in your hand? And when the day has already become too hot, take a refreshing dive into the pool, do a few laps, then come back out to talk with your buddies and get another beer to go with it.
Of course, to really relax you can go to the spa, but that’s not something you can enjoy with all your friends and family.
Watch this man’s impressive stunt below.
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Video credit: Rumble
The pool is a place for you to gather around and be sociable in an informal setting (nothing says informal like swimming trunks or a swimsuit). The poolside is one of the few places you can chat with the CEO of your company while you’re both wearing shorts and share a laugh or two.
The swimming pool is also the place where you can try wild stunts that will either impress the people there or make them wince in sympathy should the one attempting the stunt fail spectacularly.
Normally, you’d think that only slim and athletic people can perform impressive stunts and with good reason.After all, people who are chubby tend to have less developed muscles and poorer flexibility than those who are fit. They also need to work harder to move their body which isn’t really conducive to the success of most stunts.
However, there are always exceptions to the rule and the man in the video is one of them. As can clearly be seen, he’s rather on the large side and he starts off the video by demonstrating that he’s having trouble fitting into a small pool toy that looks like it’s sized for a kid. The man manages to fit his head until his neck but that’s as far as he can go.
Then comes the amazing part. The man tosses the pool toy into the pool and then when he jumps, he zeroes in on the hole and manages to slip through! By any measure of the imagination, that’s quite an impressive feat worthy of the great Houdini himself.
Granted, there are many factors that influenced the stunt. His weight added to his momentum. And the fact that he was already wet meant that his skin was more slippery. The pool toy is also made of stretchable plastic so it would have expanded the moment his body slipped through.
However, he still had to come in at the right angle in order for all these factors to come into play. And that makes this simple stunt quite impressive. Definitely a topic for conversation at poolside!