How many seconds of video does it take for someone to secure momentary Internet fame? In the case of one Joe Szklarski, the answer is six. That's the length of a clip showing him trying and failing to execute a stunt known as the escalator helicopter -- one that goes awry in a way that actually breaks said escalator at a Colorado Springs mall. Number of views on the clip so far? Well over 200,000. See the masterpiece below, along with several other videos showing the escalator helicopter stunt done properly -- or not.
Joe Szklarski's six seconds of fame:
This one works -- although it looks like it hurts:
A good spin, followed by some bad spins:
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Finally, the Joe Szklarski dance remix:
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