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Back in 2015, someone learned their lesson about drones, presumably. Champion Skiier Marcel Hirscher was on his second run of the day when a camera drone plummeted out of the air, just missing him. And it shatters well too, the only way a drone knows how.

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Anyone who has ever skied knows that the sport can bring with it gnarly moments where you lose control while ripping down a slope, and wipe out like you never thought possible. Now, factor in the fact that this downhill skier was screaming down the mountain at a measly 75MPH, and then consider the fact that they were still able to make a recovery, and you've got nothing short of a miraculous event. 

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In case you weren't familiar with the ridiculously talented Candid Thovex, after this video you might just be a fan. The truly talented athletes of this world that have mastered their craft have an uncanny knack for making their superhuman feats look effortless. 

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That Capercaillie looks so much like a dang Pokémon we really thought this was some Pokémon GO trickery for a hot second. Seriously, can't imagine what would be racing through one's mind if you were out skiing, enjoying the wintry scenery, and then came across this bad boy. Wow. 

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It's one of those record scratch "how did I get here" moments that no one wants to find themselves in. This poor dude found himself hanging from a ski lift, to be caught in the waiting net of ski patrol, with plenty of inconvenienced strangers waiting for him to fall. At least it wasn't that high up.

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15 Funniest Tweets of The Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang may be over, but that doesn't mean they have to be over in your heart.

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If you're going to sign yourself up for skiing down an impossibly overcrowded mountain for the sake of chasing down a world record; it might as well look like you're at the beach while you're at it right? The footage for their attempt turned out pretty damn awesome as well!

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This dude is paying lip service, literally. 

Ski instructor Natty Hagood is a pretty extreme dude. How extreme? So extreme that he refers to impaling his lip on a branch as cutting it "a little to close to a tree while skiing." Yup, while skiing he crashed into a tree and a branch went through his lip.

He seems to think it's pretty cool, though.



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“I thought maybe my chinstrap got pushed up into my face, so I tried to brush it off and that’s when I felt the stick,” Hagood told the Idaho State Journal. “So, I shook left to right and saw the stick moving in my peripherals. I reached out and grabbed it and wiggled it before realizing it was pretty far in there.”

Hagood is fine. He was able to pay off his dectuctable of $1,250 with the help of a GoFundMe. 

But man, these pictures are surreal. Check out the before and after:





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Meet Elias Ambühl, one crazy-ass SOB. 

He just broke a world record by skiing a mountain at Arosa Ski Resort in Switzerland, reaching speeds of 81.5 mph. 

So yeah, this dude's ca-razy. 

Now that's not faster than the fastest skiier ever, Ivan Origone, who went 158.4 mph last year. But it's pretty dog-gone fast, especially backwards. 

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What better way to celebrate 25 years of being in business as a leading production company (Matchstick Productions) with a taste for filming the death-defying stunts performed by maniacal adrenaline junkies, than to drop a supercut video that touts the worst of the worst wipeouts.

I'm feeling some legit placebo pain right now, bro. My bones hurt, and my toes are cold, and I want a giant cup of supremely spiked hot fucking cocoa after watching all these. Anyone else? How about a round for the table.

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Sometimes it feels like life's never-ending cavalcade of misery will crush us all and  can only hope that the sweet embrace of the afterlife will..

Oh, you mean, there's hope? 

Yes, there's hope. Take this skier who went off a mountain and survived. If he can make it, why can't we?