Crazy Stunts from the Past

Trick-shot champion Bob Geesey, a cop in York, Pennsylvania, blasts a pipe from his wife’s mouth during a demonstration of his shooting skill in 1948.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Harold Lloyd from the 1923 film, Safety Last.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

A bicycle with 12 rockets mounted on the back wheel

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Millie Kayes swallows the head of a 12-foot python

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Ben Fox stands on his head on a small platform high above the streets of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

A high wire expert balances on the roof of a Renault car, which in turn is balanced on a rope

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

A circus strongwoman balances a piano and a pianist on her chest, circa 1920.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Harry Gardiner hangs from the 24th story of the Hotel McAlpin in New York.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Sergeant Major Tom Gledhill, riding a standard BSA A50 twin motorcycle, leaps over 20 members of the Royal Artillery Motor Bike display team, England, 1966.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Stuntman “Frankony” performs an aerial somersault at the Dyrehavsbakken, or Bakken (“The Hill”), amusement park in Denmark.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

A man chews up a gramophone record. Beside him is a table with light bulbs about to be eaten, as well.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Spanish high-wire cycling act, The Mestelrich Trio

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Richard Schindler, an aerial acrobat notorious for his foolhardy stunts, practices one of his tricks.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Two waiters serve two steel workers lunch on a girder high above New York City, November, 1930.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Atop the Eiffel Tower

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

The high-diving horse

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Two men sit on-board a floating bedstead in the sea near Dover, England, preparing to cross the Channel.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

French daredevil Jean Francois Gravelet Blondin, a.k.a “The Great Blondin,” pushes a wheelbarrow across a tightrope above the Niagara River Gorge, c. 1859.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

Stan Bonds, stuntman, enveloped in flames, dives into a water tank at Battersea Pleasure Gardens, London.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

A strongman holds a rock on his chest while two men try to smash it with hammers.

Crazy Stunts from the Past (26 pics)

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