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Jeep, Pool: Two Meet When Daredevils Try to Jump Backyard Body of Water (Video)

Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 04:58 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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A group of Canadians at a party donned helmets, built a ramp, loaded into a Jeep, and attempted to sail across a pool. They failed, making a dramatic splashdown in the middle of the pool.

Kenny McLean’s video of the Jeep crashing into the pool went viral on YouTube with more than 178,000 views in over a week. A homemade wooden ramp crumbled into uselessness as the Jeep sailed up to land, splat, in the pool.

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Onlookers burst into laughter, and it was clear few expected the Jeep to actually make the leap. Someone yelled out the obvious, “You did it wrong!” as the driver and passengers waded their way out of the vehicle.

The Jeep was stuck in the pool – the off-ramp built on the other side was sadly never used – until a thoughtful bystander took a concrete saw to the side of the pool, creating an avalanche of water and an exit.

When McLean uploaded the video on June 2, he wrote, “This is how we tear down a pool in Southern Ontario,” so apparently no one expected the pool to survive. In good news, he later posted that the Jeep was still running just fine.

Comments piled up on the video, and McLean earned kudos for creativity and even a little criticism for wasting water.

Jeff Scott wrote, “@TheSpaceCulture... Wrecked pool, wrecked jeep, but worldwide exposure on HLNtv, with YouTube revenue sharing.... Not really so stupid!”

Robin Meade featured the video on her Morning Express HLNtv show, laughing and playing the fly-through-the-air moment when the Jeep left the ground and created a big splash in the pool.

McLean knows a winning video when he has one. A few days after posting the initial video, he posted an edited video with different camera angles, including one from inside the Jeep as they drove into the pool. It already has 30,000 views.

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