The History of the World's Highest Jump

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  • First I'd like to thank Keeps for sponsoring this video. I've also included a list of references/links in the description if you'd like to learn more about this topic. I must admit that there will certainly be record-holders I have missed. I tried my best, but information before 1950 is quite spotty and hard to find. There could easily be documentation of other record-holders tucked away in an obscure newspaper or book, and maybe in time we will find them. For now, this is the only comprehensive list of the world's highest jump. Prior to making this video I could not find one that covered before Joe Kittinger. Hope you guys enjoy! Edit: I apologize to my metric viewers for using imperial units, but two-thirds of my audience is from the US, and I felt that including the conversions for so many numbers would make everything a visual mess. For this one you'll have to bare with me and divide by 3.

    EmpLemonEmpLemon10 hónapja
    • I love this hommage to Summoning Salt 😁 So many references

      Jonathan OsborneJonathan Osborne6 napja
    • @Terence based!

      HunterthemadmanHunterthemadman19 napja
    • What!? Only using 1835 British Standard acre-feet per Fahrenheit-ounce units? Shall not bother watching then. 🤣

    • I like the super Mario oddesy music lol

      Haiden ForsytheHaiden ForsytheHónapja

      Max From FloridaMax From FloridaHónapja
  • 14:54 holy shit is that payne's prairie???

    Zac CZac C49 perccel
  • Leave it to one of us Americans to decide, on a whim and without formal training, to break a free fall record. God bless America.

    Dead AlewivesDead Alewives4 órája
  • yo, emm, at 20:07 that's not Yuri Gagarin, that's Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space

    Kiko TantoKiko Tanto12 órája
  • LOVE THE EPIC PROG MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO! MR Lemon is clearly a rad dude

    Michael SallaiMichael Sallai14 órája
  • MY FAVORITE VIDEO ON HUworld BY FAR!!!!!!! you turned a topic i would not be interested in into an unforgettable story

  • I watched this whole video despite it being totally anxiety inducing

  • Joe is a bad ass. 92 years strong.

    The Mighty GoochThe Mighty GoochNapja
  • Little bit about the US Army and their original paratrooper programs. The US Forest Service had experimented with using parachute equipped hotshots prior the the Army's interest. The Smokejumper program, or at least what it would later become the smokejumpers, trained the first paratrooopers and instructors.

  • this video wouldve been so much better with meters ;)

    made on Earthmade on Earth2 napja
  • I like the intro to South Side Of The Sky transitioning to Roundabout. That's a nice touch. :)

    Delta225Delta2252 napja
  • I get higher then they do daily. Wink. Wink.

    Funk Worth RollinFunk Worth Rollin3 napja
  • Starfox. Nice.

    Funk Worth RollinFunk Worth Rollin3 napja
  • 1:26 the lord of the rings trilogy is absolute garbage

    RollinontheboardRollinontheboard5 napja
  • This was absolutely FANTASTIC! 👍🤘

    JonJon5 napja

    Dv VIIbenDv VIIben5 napja
  • I was going going to say something, but then I forgot what to say, and therefore said nothing.

    AnAsianBoiAnAsianBoi7 napja
  • 14:35 now there's the scene I've been thinking about for the whole video I was 99% sure it would be in here somewhere and there it is lol. Do a flip!!!

    Humble RootsHumble Roots7 napja
  • You forgot William Rankin, who survived a fall through a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud from 14,300 m

    Kevin LuoKevin Luo7 napja
  • What in the world is a feet?

    Kevin LuoKevin Luo7 napja
  • EmpLemon: talking about parachutes Me: *jamming to Maple Leaf Rag*

    Timothy MichaelTimothy Michael11 napja
  • I mean if you know there's a safety mechanism then you'd be willing too jump from incredibly heights tho still takes a certain type of human.

    My names JeffMy names Jeff11 napja
  • Pls use Meters too

    LX 549LX 54912 napja
  • Amazing video! Thank you for all the work.

    Diego NiñoDiego Niño12 napja
  • It's amazing how you can use Melee music in literally any situation

    Barnacle ScumBarnacle Scum13 napja
  • The subsequent blouse ophthalmoscopically note because barbara specifically relax amid a womanly ounce. undesirable, wet china

    Teresa MurrayTeresa Murray13 napja
  • Fuck it let’s jump from the moon

    DirtyMasterDirtyMaster14 napja
  • *feather falling 100*

    Dead PersonDead Person14 napja

    BruhBruh15 napja
  • All these keeps sponsorships need to relax, I know my hairlines receding leave me alone 😂

    BirdSeedsBirdSeeds15 napja
  • Imagine being the biggest superpower in the world and measuring things with your feet.

    talison718talison71817 napja
  • NOVA needs to call you. This is excellent

    Acekoala45Acekoala4517 napja
  • For me, I’ve made about a 15 foot jump.

    spvspv17 napja
    • WOW 👏

      Stacy McCabeStacy McCabe13 napja
  • Didn’t he used to do ytps

    SquidSquid18 napja
  • Does anybody know the music at 8:37?

    The Stuffed SpotThe Stuffed Spot18 napja
    • Super mario odyssey steam gardens

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi615 napja
  • 18:55 that's a person not a stuka. it would not sound like that

    The DecaffectThe Decaffect18 napja
    • @Stacy McCabe good point

      The DecaffectThe Decaffect11 napja
    • @The Decaffect people say WAP is music so I think this is to

      Stacy McCabeStacy McCabe11 napja
    • @Stacy McCabe no offence intended but is English your first language? music is something that is played on instruments like a guitar or someone singing. I think you mean "sound"

      The DecaffectThe Decaffect11 napja
    • @The Decaffect you know that that’s part of the music not a live music recording of him falling

      Stacy McCabeStacy McCabe12 napja
    • @Stacy McCabe the stuka (ju-87) is the only plane that makes that sound when it dives because the Germans put sirens on it to scare the enemy before it bombs them

      The DecaffectThe Decaffect12 napja
  • it's an interesting video by per sé but it's a shitty rip-off of Summoning Salt style. Be original, use your own style for fuck's sake!

    Mauro ArcariMauro Arcari18 napja
  • Anyone know the name of the song at 19:30?

    Moldypotato 7Moldypotato 719 napja

      Game Men Inc.Game Men Inc.8 napja
    • Check the description for the pastebin which contains the list

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi615 napja
  • Redbull gives me wings. For I drank three in a row, and for I have transcended this reality. I speak to you from a different future.

    DarknessBlossomsDarknessBlossoms19 napja
  • Why is it jump and not fall? 🤔

    Clive Anderson Jr.Clive Anderson Jr.21 napja
  • Ha! I actually don’t trust myself to drive. I feel safer in a plane.

    ZeroZero22 napja
  • You really love hotel giant 2's soundtrack don't you? xD

    SwimmingBird4LIVESwimmingBird4LIVE22 napja
  • Where did he find the audio for Piantanida's final attempt?

    FemfFemf22 napja
  • Garbage video because of stupid metric system. Normal people doesn't use FEETS

    megapro17megapro1723 napja
    • Division by 3 to find the metric height

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi68 napja
    • @megapro17 why is it dumb I think metric is more confusing because there's so much stuff like deca deci mili kilo there's so much

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi68 napja
    • @Staringcorgi6 but it does, because of dumb system he's using

      megapro17megapro178 napja
    • Most of his viewers are American and he doesn't want the video to be cluttered like a complex equation

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi68 napja
  • great video, i wish data wasn't presented in foot fetish measurements though

    GlitchedCodeGlitchedCode23 napja
  • This some good content bröther

    God of ThunderGod of Thunder23 napja
  • This is FASCINATING. Very well done!

    Chris HandsomeChris Handsome23 napja
  • i just do not like alan eustace

    Ben FirestoneBen Firestone24 napja
    • But working for the one of the biggest companys will get you far though

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi68 napja
  • This was literally documentary movie. Enjoyed watching it as a historian I’ve learned so much . Thank you 🙌🏻

    Timur KarimkulovTimur Karimkulov24 napja
  • Dude it's only 256 minecraft blocks DUH?!?!!?!?!?!

    Paxton CarconePaxton Carcone24 napja
  • This should’ve have started with the summoning salt music

    Little Mac Is underratedLittle Mac Is underrated25 napja
  • The ten hood quickly irritate because ketchup alternatively offend after a bent forehead. therapeutic, ashamed airship

    Evan OukEvan Ouk26 napja
  • Vsauce is that you

    golden 24golden 2426 napja
  • That’s not a jump that’s a fall

    Niaz SNiaz S27 napja
  • 1:03 unless your the pilot

    Ovidiu HermanOvidiu Herman27 napja
  • Is it just me, or is Alan Eustace's world record a little fishy?

    Obama bin LadenObama bin Laden27 napja
    • I mean google is a giant company so they can get a lot of funding from them

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi615 napja
  • i thought it said world record poggers

    SeajentSeajent27 napja
  • Ok

    FrankFrank28 napja
    • Thank you, Frank.

      PleediPleedi2 napja
  • The Summoning Salt music at 24:04 is a nice touch.

    timg2727timg272728 napja
  • Are you summoning salts ?

    Reggie-Boy RoodReggie-Boy Rood28 napja
  • Joe and the excelsior 3 and me be like: America making me proud again!

    Florida man And me!Florida man And me!28 napja
  • I read the title and I thought that it just meant jumping. Like, up and down. Like, how high you could jump ...

    Ty GrTy Gr28 napja
  • I once fell off a playground. Twas quite fun. Until I hit the ground that is...

    Ty GrTy Gr28 napja
  • I remember watching Felix live. Him just sitting there at the edge watching the earth below.

    Jonathon HarbeckJonathon Harbeck28 napja
  • I jumped off my parents' roof a couple times as a kid. Somewhere between 9 and 10 feet. I kneed myself in the chin and chipped a tooth on my final jump.

    ShawnShawn29 napja
  • Dear lord wowza ima truly astonished by how bad ass joe is sheeesh.

    PabloPablo29 napja
  • Bro the gran turismo 4 music hit me in feels. That was my childhood

    ÆsirÆsir29 napja
  • I like how he talks about falls symbolising finality, and shows gandalf who ends up surviving

    Holden LesterHolden Lester29 napja
  • "Space Jumping: The Quest to Beat Joe Kittinger"

    ONEONE29 napja
  • Interesting topic and while I liked the video, you should try to find your own style (and music) instead of copying others, i.e. Summoning Salt.

    kjeksomanenkjeksomanen29 napja
  • What a coward, next time do it without the parachute!

  • I love the tiny fortnite joke lol

  • Yesterday fell of a 12 ft tree

  • Great video, but it was Alcock and Brown who made the first non-stop transatlantic flight, with a climactic crash landing in a bog in Ireland to finish their journey! Pretty wild story imo

  • he probably had slow falling I

  • 12:01 giving me a heart attack here

    • That's how Rockefeller center was constructed buddy

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi615 napja
  • I actually questioned why Summoning Salt would make a video on skydiving

    History EggHistory EggHónapja
  • And this is the history of the video that gets recommended by HUworld every other week Unironically thank you HUworld for making us relive this moment

    History EggHistory EggHónapja
  • but Felix Baum gartner's did the highest jump from space..

  • The 18th century, sorry but isn't 1783 - THE SEVENTH CENTURY?!!!

    Media Gamer NationMedia Gamer NationHónapja
    • It is one ahead. Sir. Like we are in 2021. We are in the 21 Century.

      Funk Worth RollinFunk Worth Rollin3 napja
  • Once you fall into the pit you are done. Proceeds to show gandalf and palpatine, who both came back.

    David georgeDavid georgeHónapja
  • you tube stop showing me this i have seen this 10 times

    Black hatBlack hatHónapja
  • Wait WHAT??? DOESN'T this guy make YTPs????

  • What if i point my tippy toes down. Then can i jump into water?

    Daminals PalDaminals PalHónapja
  • Why u use units from medieval like "feets"? wouldn't you like to count in grain lengths or any else nonsense ?

    Caifo ThiazzCaifo ThiazzHónapja
    • Huh?

      I am grootI am groot28 napja
  • I probably missed it, so please forgive me, but what is it that allows the individual to travel so fast, past terminal velocity, at the higher altitudes? Is it the lack of gravity? Then, when they get closer to earth, they get back down to the 124mph mark, or whatever it is? I always thought out in space, with less gravity, you "floated" more than gained speed. i know this may sound ignorant, but, I have absolutely no education in this field.

    Eatme DoucheEatme DoucheHónapja
  • Spiderman should do this

    Hai VuongHai VuongHónapja
  • Neil Armstrong jumped on the moon, Is that the new record?

  • you really forgot Abbas ibn Firnas 887AD

    saleh Alghamdisaleh AlghamdiHónapja
    • That guy jumped from higher than space...?

      I am grootI am groot28 napja
  • The forgetful lily neurochemically present because multimedia willy brush like a enthusiastic music. high-pitched, undesirable branch

    lopeepso livilopeepso liviHónapja
  • Convert to metric system it's way better.

    • @sl9hter if that bothers you divide the imperial results by 3 so you can find the metric results for meters

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi65 napja
    • @Staringcorgi6 yeah but the metric system is way superior that the imperial system.

      sl9htersl9hter5 napja
    • But most of his viewers are American and emp doesn't want to clutter the video

      Staringcorgi6Staringcorgi68 napja
  • Great video and all, but I'd really appreciate if you had shown hight in metric system too, most people don't speak feet or burgers per baseball stadium.

    Tomáš SwólTomáš SwólHónapja
  • Parkourers: Two story fall causing injury? Pshh

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  • looks like it’s time for me to beat that record😈

    Arjun CheemaArjun CheemaHónapja
  • Is this summoning salt in real life

    Opal and IvyOpal and IvyHónapja
  • This is luke summoning salt for skydiving. Fucking amazing video.

    uptown girluptown girlHónapja
  • That was great.

  • He could have mlg water bucket

    For his neutral special, he wields a gunFor his neutral special, he wields a gunHónapja
  • u team up with red bull to brake 50+ year record to only be beaten by a amateur google tec 2 years later

  • Dude, well done on this video, I'm impressed.

    Tommy LillywhiteTommy LillywhiteHónapja