April 26, 1980

On April 26, 1980, professional stuntman, Peter Horak set the world record for the longest jump by a jet-boat during the filming of the movie, “A Man Who Fell From the Sky”. He jumped 120 feet with the boat. Since this was done in 1980, it was reported that just before he took off, someone said, “Here, hold my beer.” This is false. Since it was done by a professional stuntman in 1980, the correct phrase said was, “Here, hold my percodan.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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