Some people come so close to death it’s astonishing. Seeing it happen can be a rollercoaster of emotions, even if you know that it turns out okay you can’t help but grip the edge of your seat. It’s not about enjoying yourself at someone else’s expense, it’s just that so many online clips of near misses are mind-blowing to watch even if they make you nervous. We at Digzoo find clips of near misses absolutely riveting and, in their own way, they help us feel a bit safer about sitting here in our comfy office chairs. We’ve gone out and found some of the best gifs of people coming so close to death that you’ll feel like you’re right there with them, going “No no no no no no YES!”
1. This guy should not be allowed on a moped.
Seriously, third crash in someone should’ve revoked his right to sit on the damned thing.
2. This one’s a little less funny
In fact, it’s kinda horrifying. Hope this guy bought a lottery ticket afterwards cause he’s damn lucky
3. This backflip ends within a hair’s breadth of tragedy
Seriously, it makes us jump every time
4. We love that this guy starts twirling like a dancer
Even though that can of his is not far from exploding
5. Sewer + cigarette = bad time
Seriously, this guy is incredibly lucky that all he lost were his shoes
6. Why would anyone do this?
Seriously, why? It’s just so stupid.
7. So this is what it’s like to be in the middle of a tornado
Terrifying, basically. Being inside a tornado is f**king terrifying. Good to know!
8. God damn it this one must’ve hurt
He goes flying like a GI Joe hit by a bowling ball
9. So apparently someone thought of this…
..and wasn’t immediately told to shut up.
10. What goes up, must come down!
This guy needs to heed the lesson and remember it for the rest of his (very lucky) life.
11. Don’t worry!
He was wearing a parachute and survived the whole thing.
12. Skydivers have a narrow miss
It’s funny that the only one who even cars is the guy on the right
13. No part of this is a good idea
Even though he survives I hope someone has the sense to hit the stupid out of him afterwards
14. Once again, this guy needs a good slap
And he should thank God he lived through this
15. Fire is the gift that keeps on giving
These guys find that out the hard way