The circus: where grown people go to use playground equipment
like it was truly meant to be used.

The only thing missing from this video is the "hup hup hup" sound we like to think turn-of-the-20th-Century strongmen make in cartoons. These two are David James Rimmer and Stéphane Beauregard, who are training for Cirque du Soleil's Corteo production. The video is from earlier this year, but it has bubbled to the Internet's attention today. I've seen trampoline acrobats and trapeze artists, and even though these guys don't go as high, I still got very nervous when one of them would land off-target and take their foot off the board, leaving a slack piece of wood under the man in the air and a host of painful outcomes of physics when he lands on it.

Sources: David James Rimmer