MAKE subscriber Matthew Sylvester sent us this video of BBC TV presenter Jem Stansfield seeming to climb the side of one of the broadcaster’s buildings using a very funky homemade contraption based on a vacuum cleaner. The “stunt” was done as a promo for the upcoming BBC show Bang Goes the Theory [cough… Mythbusters].
And speaking of Mythbusters, they built a similar rig, with far more serious components, and had very lackluster results. This video makes it look suspiciously easy. Hmmm. It’d be interesting to see if he could even lift himself off of the ground without the aid of the climbing harness.