Have You Seen This? Daredevil juggles, rides unicycle on top of 840-foot chimney

Posted August 30, 2016

Editor’s Note: We do not support or encourage readers to try the stunts shown in this video, as it is extremely dangerous.

ROMANIA — Let me just get this out of the way — I don’t love heights.

I wouldn’t say it’s on my list of biggest fears, and I do fine standing on the edge of hike overlooks and looking out the window of a tall building. However, when you are up really high and only have a thin support keeping you from plummeting to your impending death, I start to get really squeamish.

Which is why I basically held my breath throughout the entire 4 minutes of this video. And I’m still having to take slow breaths to calm my heart rate. (This is basically my warning to not watch this video if you have a terrible fear of heights. Just walk away.)

Romanian daredevil Flaviu Cernescu decided it would be a great idea if he and a friend climbed to the top of an 840-foot chimney at CET Târgu Jiu, Romania, and just casually rode a unicycle around the cylinder rim. Oh, and he also juggled oranges, and walked across a tiny steel beam stretched across the open chimney top.

He is a trained professional, but even still, my heart stopped a couple times watching him perform his stunts. Terrifying.

So, moral of the story is, when your friend wants you to climb a rickety ladder to get to the top of a really, really tall structure and suggests that you ride a unicycle on top, just say no. Unless you are Flaviu Cernescu, I guess.


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