Ever watch one of those television shows or movies where the first words that appear on the screen include, at the very least, "do not try this at home?" Occasionally you get "the people you are about to watch are professionals," and other times you don't. Well, you are about to be introduced to a handful of Facebook pages where that same rule applies, even if it's not stated on the page itself. In other words, consider yourselves warned...
1. StuntsAmazing: This is the real deal. Founded in 2011, Stunts Amazing considers themselves to be "the home of extreme sports," and who are we to argue? Especially after watching some of the many, many videos posted. Some of the stunts are slickly choreographed while others are just some dude attempting some epic back-flip off some railing. But what makes Stunts truly sweet is the videographers/editors on the job. They stitch both scenarios together, lay some nice beats underneath, toss in the occasional slo-mo, and the viewer can only be transfixed.
2. GuruStunts: From popping insane wheelies to skydiving, Guru leaves no highway untrodden and no sky clear of hand-holding adrenaline junkies. Straight up, this page is like Point Break on acid. And I mean the original Point Break, with Swayze and Reeves. Just without the surfing. But in its place there is a ton of swag. Oh yeah, the merch is all over FB, from "Raised in the Streets" t-shirts to "Bike Life" and so on. Heck, one of the Guru's even rolls tape on his own pot-bellied dentist popping a wheelie and rolling down the highway.
3. stuntsquaduk: These Brits have the audacity to pose such questions as "who's stunin' and who's frontin'" and "who's ridin' and who's hidin'"—they've got the guts, too. From helmet slaps at 75mph to dangerous games with the police, they even pull out a quad on occasion. Whether it's gimmickry or genuine taunting of the boys in blue remains to be seen, but with a legit website and sweet ski caps sale on it, one would bet on the former.
4. drdangerstunts: Dr. Danger is many things—a one-trick pony ain't one of 'em. He'll light himself on fire, try to take on a bull and pull an Evil Knievel all in one night. Then he might reach for a guitar and sing you a song. A self-described "true stunt gypsy road dog," he has spent the past quarter century performing live daredevil stunts at racetracks and the occasional monster truck show. Also the creator and star of the History channel's American Daredevils, he's embedded his Facebook page with a code so that you can book him right there on your laptop after watching him survive being engulfed in flames.
5. PeopleAreAwesome: I mean, by and large I don't know about that, but this Facebook page sure is awesome! It features all sorts of different sports and activities, including skateboarding, cliff diving, wingsuit flying, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, acrobatics, calisthenics, cheerleading, freestyle football, basketball dunks, extreme pogo, free running, cycling, kayaking, frisbee trick shots and oh so much more. This is a page built around regular people pulling off ambitious stunts and then simply sending them on in for consideration. Kinda like America's Funniest Home Videos, except with it all working out. Or, the ones that get posted worked out anyway. There is a "talented kids compilation," a "summer edition" and even a "best videos of the week" link.