What is the world’s most dangerous live TV stunt?

Recently, we’ve seen a man skydive from space and another tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon – two of the most life--threatening stunts ever to be broadcasted live. Both could have been fatal, but which do you think deserves the most respect?

Yesterday, professional daredevil Nik Wallenda was the first to person to walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. Without a harness he traversed 1,400 feet over wire three inches thick, above the Little Colorado River Gorge, with a drop of 1,500 beneath him.


The stunt was simulcast to 219 countries and millions of people across the world; all of whom would have watched Nik fall to his death if he’d slipped.

Meanwhile, in October last year Felix Baumgartner jumped from 24 miles above the earth’s atmosphere while the world watched online, to complete the highest ever skydive known to man. He broke the speed of sound, reaching reaching a maximum of 833.9mph, before he pulled the cord on his parachute and floated down to ground level. 


But which was the more impressive stunt? Vote now: