September 26, 2018

The inspiring story of quadriplegic race-car driver, Mario Bonfante Jr.; a man gets slapped in the face with an octopus (by a seal!); the best moments from The Office’s Erin; oh, and how about Will Smith bungee jumping out of a helicopter with “Carlton” as the MC?

Yuuup… here’s our Best From Around the Web for September!

 

1. “Will Smith Bungee Jumps Out of a Helicopter!”

 

At one time, anything Will Smith did was box-office gold (see: the mid-to-late 90s) and he remains wholesomely entertaining to this day. So, why not watch him bungee jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon?

A few days ago, the Fresh Prince took on Yes Theory’s challenge to do exactly that. You can see his outright terror starting at about the 17-second mark—he may have more riches and fame than we can ever dream of, but Big Willie is just like the rest of us in that he’s not above getting scared sh**less from time to time.

Perhaps the best thing about the now-#1-trending YouTube video (aside from the stunt itself) is that CARLTON IS THERE! The co-star from Will’s The Fresh Prince television days, Alfonso Ribeiro, is rocking the mic for the proceedings. (Oh, and one other really awesome thing… it benefitted charity.)

 

2. “Radical Humility,” A Nathan Fletcher Documentary

 

From acid drops to endeavoring to retain some of what it means to be a 12-year-old, Nathan Fletcher opens up on a wide range of topics in this mini-doc. He also drops knowledge as to why he quit motocross and stuck to surfing, etc.

Oh, and his infamous Teahupo'o bomb in 2011? That’s a part of the discussion, too. "I did a lot of other things that were gnarly, but in my head I was like, 'If that's not gnarly, I don't know what is.’”

 

3. Archery Trick Shots 2 | Dude Perfect

 

Dude Perfect’s back with more kickass trick shots, this time with a bow and arrow. Who knows how long it takes them to nail these…while some  are just “good” shots (although way better than what we could do), many are pretty mind-numbingly awesome.

 

4. “Completely Driven: Mario Bonfante Jr.”

 

If you’re not familiar with Mario Bonfante Jr., trust us when we say it’s a story worth knowing.

After a literal brush with death at the age of 17 in 2006, the now-quadriplegic race-car driver has battled against his physical limitations with homebuilt technology and an indomitable spirit. Red Bull puts it best:

“So if you want to know how a guy who can barely get a sandwich in his mouth drives a BMW M3 at 130 miles per hour using technology he built in his bedroom, then ponder his story.”

Full Article

 

5. “Best of Erin - The Office US”

 

“I would like another alcohol.” 

Last month we featured “1 Classic Moment from Every Single Office Episode” (see below for that one again), so we figured we’d get a little The Office streak going by featuring Erin at her… best?

 

BONUS: Seal Slaps Man in the Face with Octopus

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