Brief Edition: Viewers Secretly Hoping Something Goes Horribly Wrong With The Stratosphere Jump
STRATOSPHERE, (The Global Edition) — Quick poll conducted minutes before Felix Baumgartner attempts his long prepared “stratosphere jump” showed that a stunning 55 percent of spectators secretly wished “something would go horribly wrong with the whole thing”. In the anticipation of the event, great majority of viewers said they hoped perversely they will be there to witness one of the greatest catastrophes in the history of televised stunts.
“I know everything is going to go according to plan, but I just can’t help but wonder what it would be like if some part of the equipment malfunctioned in a crucial moment. That would be terrible, I would be horrified to see that kind of spectacle.” said one of the poll participants.
“Years from now, I will be telling my grandchildren that I witnessed either one of the greatest stunts or one of the greatest tragedies ever televised. I know which story would be more memorable”, added another.
As of press time, it is still unclear if the stunt will finally manage to add that suicidal tone to the Red Bull brand.