Falcon Chases Pro Cyclist for Commercial

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Gee Atherton is one of the fastest downhill bike racers in the world, but can he outpace the fastest bird in the world? As a stunt for a Red Bull commercial, Atherton attempted to outrun a peregrine falcon down a mountain. To capture the race between man and bird, filmmakers used 10 cameras, one of which was attached to the falcon itself, as the raptor pursued Atherton to snatch bait from off the cyclist's back. Watch the commercial to see the contest for yourself.

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Everett K Bonner

Would someone explain to me why is the guy laughing at the dog being attacked? It always amazes me how certain human beings can find things funny in serious situations. I bet if the bird was after him, and trying to scar and take plugs out of him, he wouldn't have found it the least bit humorous. (Probably would have run off screaming like a little....whatever.)

June 13 2013 at 6:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Everett K Bonner

Would someone explain to me why is the guy laughing at the dog being attacked? It always amazes me how certain human beings can find things funny in serious situations. I bet if the bird was after him, and trying to scar and take plugs out of him, he wouldn't have found it the least bit humorous. (Probably would have run off screaming like a little....whatever.)

June 13 2013 at 6:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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