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Real or Fake? GoPro Survives Fall from an Airplane, Crash Lands in a Pigpen


Here’s something crazy to help you shake off the gear fever all of this morning’s announcements probably induced. This footage supposedly captures what a GoPro saw after it was dropped from a skydiving airplane, survived that several thousand foot fall, and landed smack in a pigpen where one of Babe’s relatives tried to have it for lunch.

According to the video’s description, the owner of the pig pen stumbled across the camera 8 months after it had fallen and was able to salvage the video of its fall seen above. But as with any viral video, this one poses more questions than answers.

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Is it really possible that the GoPro survived that crazy of a fall? Did the spinning GoPro really sync up with the frame rate of the camera to create that really cool effect for the last few seconds of the fall (according to a few Redditors who analyzed the audio, the answer is yes)? And how exactly did this poor action cam survive 8 months of attempted eatings by various pigs?

We’ll let you decide whether or not the video is real or a fake, and you can feel free to drop your conclusions in the comments down below. One thing’s for sure: if this is real, it’s one heck of a commercial for how tough GoPros really are.

(via Gizmodo)