Ukrainian Young Man Tempts Death, Chinese Netizen Reactions

Mustang Wanted, Ukrainian young man tempts death.

Mustang Wanted, Ukrainian young man tempts death.

Was one of the top 10 hottest microblog posts of the hour on Sina Weibo tonight…

On Sina Weibo:

@全球娱乐热门榜: A Ukranian young guy who likes to tempt death, who resolutely gave up his own legal consultant job and began an epic adventure tempting death. Watching his video resulted in a palm of cold sweat… (animated GIFs)








A video on Youku:

The original copy on YouTube:

Comments on Sina Weibo:


My heart felt like it was bursting out of my chest while watching this. [生病][生病][生病]


You won’t die if you don’t tempt death.


My heart is in knots watching this. [生病]


Leave behind this gal [可怜] I’ll take care of her.


NO! I think this person filming is even more tempting death!


Quite a handsome young guy, how come he doesn’t want to live anymore?


Fuck, my legs are shacking just watching this.


Is he still alive?


Ai yo~~ watched this on the square toilet~~ scared my shit back in~~ [拜拜]


You’re fine, but your mother must be going crazy. [晕]


I’m afraid of heights.


My asshole tensed up watching this.


Looks rather good.


Wow, the girl in the first picture is so beautiful.


Cool [鼓掌]


Talk about being tired of life.


Can’t believe there were people willing to accompany him up there, that must be true love.


Fuck… if he doesn’t die… and continues making these kind of videos… who knows how many people viewing these videos will die.

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  • this guy should move to China if he really wants to tempt death

    • YourSupremeCommander

      I am sure linette lee will say HK and Taiwan will have much better deaths.

      • linette lee

        hahahahahahahah………you stupid. lol. And I am gonna spank you and Germandude and all the others who upvote this.

        • YourSupremeCommander

          Admit it girl, I got you all under control. I can make you laugh, and seconds later I can make you cry…
          Can’t escape.

          • moeimoei

            hahaha, omg YourSupremeCommander, your avatar and your comments never fails to make me LMAO!!!

          • Repatriated

            “Admit it girl, I got you all under my control. I can make you laugh, and seconds later I can make you cry…”

            Laughs at missionary…
            Cries at rear entry?…


    • xuedi

      I would say a certain jet slow death instead of just tempting ;-) But hey, when there are 100 million lung cancer patients in China in 30 years at least there will be some more effort to cure cancer !!

    • Repatriated

      What’s the big deal? If you’ve lived in China, surely you’ve seen A/C unit repair guys. They’ll climb out there with no worries about the rusting bolts that leave trails running down the sides of buildings…

    • don mario

      LOL yea, why fuck about climbing up construction, how about face the CCP if you want to show you have balls?

      this guy is just a noob

  • Probotector

    Betcha still can’t see the Great Wall from up there.

  • Probotector

    I love how most of the comments are all like “my heart palpitates when watching this” as if dramatic stunts shown on the internet are anything new. It’s indicative of how sheltered today’s young Chinese are and/or how restricted the internet is here.

    Still, “Ai yo~~ watched this on the square toilet~~ scared my shit back in~~”


    • Ricky Tan

      You can go on YouTube and read the same kind of comments there from all over the world. I think fear of heights is culturally universal.

    • JankyFosci

      This is the dumbest fucking comment I’ve ever read on here and of course it has 11 votes up. These crazy height-defying videos from the former soviet bloc are posted on reddit regularly and you always get these comments. It has nothing to do with internet restriction.

      • Probotector

        The dumbest you’ve ever read on CS? So me and the 11 others who agreed with me are the dumbest people you’ve EVER seen on CS? Wow, what arrogance. I accept the rest of your point though, it’s just not that shocking to me.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    “Wow, the girl in the first picture is so beautiful.” – LOL, yes, and stupid too.

    • Germandude

      Doesn’t the saying go sth like this: “Dumb fucks well.”?

      • mr.wiener

        I think it’s: “Crazy in the head, crazy in the bed”.

    • Cauffiel

      That girl isn’t attractive at all…. Chinese always like ugly white girls, and they often say foreigners date the ugly Chinese girls.

      I don’t get it.

      • Gordon Gogodancer

        i do

      • hailexiao

        It’s the exoticism thing where you go for the most extreme version of other people’s features. White guys with yellow fever in the west go for the flattest faced, thinnest eyed Asian girls they can find while Asian guys across the ocean lust for chiseled Caucasian girls with big eyes and deep brows.

      • tomoe723

        neither do I… you should see white man’s taste on SEA women.. i can never fathom that too. although in fairness, the “exotic” wives learn discipline, good manners, and become good mothers in the process. VERY PROTECTIVE mothers. they even finish college, too.

        • Butsu

          Everything isn’t about looks. I’m with my girl almost purely based on personality. I would have no problem getting a girl considered “hot” by SEA standards, while being hot and sexy is great for fooling around, it ain’t nearly enough for me for the long term tho.

          • tomoe723

            I’m not really referring only about the looks.. most of the white men I’ve mentioned who found exotic wives didn’t even know the girls’ background or personality. They most likely met in a chat room and the girl claims a lot of things just to hook the white man to send $$$ and eventually if things turn out well, the white man flies over to date the girl, sleep with her, get married and have kids. It’s a common tactic to snag a white guy in chat rooms, and they probably caught on with it too, started telling other white guys looking for asian wives but don’t really care much for looks. The thing is, it’s a remarkable transformation from the girl’s side because who she was prior to the chat room is totally different to who she became: a foreigner’s wife. Although some attitudes still retain.

          • mr.wiener

            Hmm, you seem to have a lot of opinions for someone who is possibly not a white guy or a SEA girl.[I could be wrong?]
            Suppositions are all well and good, we all make them. If you are making them merely to reinforce pre-existing prejudices you might have….well that is another thing

          • tomoe723

            I’m not promoting any prejudice here.. I’m merely voicing out my impression and perplexity at their taste for “exoticness”. Not all white men find Asian wives like this, but some do, I’ve seen it happen more than a couple of times, and I’m not saying its bad, because who am I to judge another’s love interest. Nowadays, finding love in chat rooms isn’t as shunned upon as it was before when the internet was still relatively new. Mind you, I’m not the only one who holds this perplexity, others who’ve noticed the trend also wonder what the white guy sees in the “exotic” beauty.

          • New york

            u remind me of the guy Zeus in die hard 3.I dont like white people.

          • Germandude

            Great investigation! I really like the added touch of you being able to avoid stereotypes. Additionally the lack of usage of hearsay is founding a base for discussion and your personal input shows an added flair.

            11/10 – would read post again.

          • Butsu

            Since its both their choices, and if no other problems arise later on, I actually see no problem in this either. They’re grown folks.

            Also I don’t know why I wrote it but my gal ain’t from SEA.

          • tomoe723

            i don’t know why you guys are being so defensive.. is there a taboo for mentioning that white guys hook up with asian girls thru chat rooms or message boards?

          • Zappa Frank

            i think you marked some really good points.
            To tell the truth i think is natural that anyone with an asian girlfriend/wife may, even for a moment, think “could that be me…?”..haha. it goes for me too…
            But everyone knows his own situation and if someone was so blind to not see is because he didn’t want.

          • tomoe723

            I kinda got that impression why some are being defensive.. I’ve nothing against white guys, in fact, I’ve befriended some of them.. that’s how I got to know the details. But if only you knew how the locals really talk about it, not in a bad way mind you.. but that’s pretty much the sentiments of what I’m expressing here. Even when the girls go bad, the locals would sympathize with the foreigner, who did lose a lot after having shown that much generosity… which begs to question again what did they see in that “exotic” beauty?

          • mr.wiener


          • Butsu

            No I wouldn’t say that. It def. happens, or they meet through some kind of mail order bride system or whatnot. But, like me and my friends (who have all studied in Asia) a lot of us has Asian girlfriends. Ranging from a lot of different countries. Believe it or not, a lot of white male, asian female couples takes a lot of shit, without people not knowing anything about the couple in question.

          • tomoe723

            I believe that doesn’t only happen in Asia. It also happens in the States. But nowadays, having an Asian girlfriend over there means more of an intellectual stature because of the Asian stereotype being “geniuses”, or that meme “difficulty level: Asian”. LOL

          • linette lee

            People don’t changed just because they are married. Maybe her English is not good enough to show the “real” her. She will be nagging and complaining about her husband with her family in her own language but smile in front of him. Who knows. Those “foreign” wife only need to fxck good in bed right. That’s her main job.

          • tomoe723

            That’s their problem really, not mine. But from the outward evidences I’ve observed, the girl manages to finish college when she was initially just a highschool drop-out, able to raise 2 or more kids who are now studying in a prestigious private local school, and from conversations with the girl, you can tell that she is very protective of her husband because she suspects every other stranger of trying to con her husband of some $$$. But not always does this happen though, on other situations, I’ve seen worse, like the girl running away with millions$$ eloping with a native boyfriend leaving the kids with the foreigner.

          • Brad pitt

            There are lots of examples of this, it’s pretty sad really, old divorced,lonely men just desperate and will fall for anything. Gotta feel bad for them though, no one wants to be alone.

      • mr.wiener

        Maybe she has a nice personality….and f*cks like a rabid weasel after dangerous experiences.

        • David

          Well, both of those will make up for a lot, sometimes even bad cooking.

        • Cauffiel

          Well, right, I’m not trying to call her a useless human piece of crap. I’m sure she’s great. I’m just saying…. not terribly pretty in the face area, as expressed in one of the Chinese comments.

          The sexual response after dangerous or fear-inducing experiences is quite a treat, though… some of the best sex you’ll ever have.

          • mr.wiener

            I know, used to go rock climbing when I was younger, ahh happy days.

          • arnie

            paintball is heaps better.

      • Butsu

        “That girl isn’t attractive at all…”
        Nice that you can speak for everyone. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

      • moeimoei

        Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder… she may be ugly/average to you and I, but to that Chinese dude, she’s damn attractive! same with the Chinese girls that non-Chinese find attractive…just saying…

      • JankyFosci

        Lmao are you serious? You think the first girl is UGLY? I’ve lived with white girls all my life and she’s at least decent and you can’t even see her face at a proper angle. Are her elbows too pointy for you? And the stereotype that foreigners date ugly Chinese girls exists because it’s true.

        • Zappa Frank

          Is up to different standards. I personally never seen a foreigner with an ugly girl… But, if that the case why do Chinese complain that much about it?

          • JankyFosci

            Same reason why white guys get all huffy and puffy when black guys chase their chubbies. it’s a human territorial/tribe instinct. Doesn’t mean anyone really wants the chubbies. And yes, different standards is right haha.

            Also, on a personal note I’ve see many foreign/chinese couples where the foreign man doesn’t even speak chinese and the chinese woman can barely speak english (usually) while she’s obviously profiting with gifts from the relationship. My view is more of: “that’s pathetic” rather than jealousy or anger. But then again, as long as both parties are happy in a relationship there isn’t really an issue. I suppose some chinese may look down on the girls in these relationships.

          • Zappa Frank

            i did not understand if you are chinese or a westener.. but i agree with you on all. what you said about chinese girls with foreigners is simply true, even if obviously it makes feel all white guys with a chinese girls a bit unconfortable..
            on margin note i have to say that i’ve seen that even chinese men sometimes likes some kinds of western girls that are just ordinary.
            And i’ve also noticed that chinese men sometime regard as superbeauty some kind of chinese girls that in a western eye are not that actrative..for instance that girl with the golden bikini that was on newspapers a few days ago.. ok not bad, but defenitly i think there are 100.000 girls better than her..
            On the other side i knew two chinese girls that in western eyes are quite good, that in China never had a boyfriend, are 27 and 31 years old and i guess are considered quite ugly.

          • don mario

            not a ting about standards, its different taste. oh and , straight up hatred. even if a laowai is with a girl they find attractive the locals will just call her ugly because.

      • don mario

        they see white people, their instant reaction is beautiful /handsome.

        come entertain us beautiful golden haired white monkeys!

      • Guest

        that’s because asians aren’t used to seeing white girls so it’s harder for them to see the differences. Same thing with westerns and asian girls

  • David

    Awwwww I remember when I was young enough to think I could not die.

  • Germandude

    Cool videos, but personally, I prefer Parkour. More action.

  • Jahar

    That’s awesome. I’ve never heard someone say they were scared of heights for Mario before.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      I would like to buy userid a ticket for either skydiving or bungee, you pick.

  • Cauffiel

    What you don’t see is that this guy practices the buttfuck out his craft before he actually goes to make the videos.

  • diverdude7

    If it is real, which it appears to be, then it is just a matter of time before he falls. Sad for him, hope he comes to his senses before that happens.

  • Brett

    RIP Dan. I still can’t believe some of his timed free climbs and I’d first heard about him 10 years ago. When this Ukrainian kid starts doing backflips on those beams and jumping vertically to grab a tiny screw with 2 fingers is when I’ll be impressed.

  • Rick in China

    Indeed he’s sadly dead – but his amazing videos live on – there are some videos about the jump and just before it. Your phrase is very wrong though – he didn’t die trying to break any records, he died jumping *alone*, they already used the jump tower/ropes successfully and he went up to take ‘er down, then spur of the moment decided to get in some more jumps by himself…stupidly, as they were sitting out there for a month or so. Really unfortunate.

  • Probotector

    Really? My comment pisses you off that much? Learn some humility and prioritise your life better.

    • takasar1

      not really…you’re not important enough. its just funny how divorced from reality you seem to be. either that or you’re bitter over life leaving you behind

      • Probotector

        I’m sorry, I don’t really know why you use such vitriol against me or why you’re trolling me so hard. If you don’t agree with me, fine, 11 other people did; deal with it.

  • Edward_Crowley

    That first picture is insane, one fall back or front and he is done. It looks rusty to say the least.

  • Edward_Crowley

    Exactly. There is no climbing or safety equipment.

  • diverdude7

    Theme Song:

    ‘I Believe I can Fly’

    R. Kelly

  • arnie

    u 2 make no sense.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    So I guess you are no fun, no skiing, no water slides, no roller coasters, no nothing…

  • North-eastern

    Isn’t that something we all are doing already in China?

  • tomoe723

    yeah i get that boys have that tendency, but looking for girls halfway around the world? flying halfway around the world too if they initially met on the internet. lust/love can make one do great things… personally for me, some relationships just aren’t practical/sensible, but if that’s their thing and it makes them happy, i won’t bother. just curious, that’s all.

  • tomoe723

    Hmm, you seem to have a lot of opinions for someone who is possibly not a white guy or a SEA girl.[I could be wrong?] *Mr. Wiener peace and love!! XD

    But I agree… the locals view most of those girls that way, but only a few have sentiments for the foreigner in the manner you mentioned. They have no idea how/why the foreigner is here other than maybe he wants to invest or put up business locally, or with his $$$ he can live rich lifestyle but not so much in his own country.

  • tomoe723

    sorry if you got that impression, but i’m not hung up on it at all.. i’m just curious at certain psychologies of different people, and these types have caught my attention. i never had any bad experiences with foreigners, (except maybe with white policemen haha), never been in a relationship with them either coz they’re not my type. and i’m not interested so much in the boy’s psyche as i’m more interested in the girl’s beyond the usual notion that they’re in it for the money. it doesn’t hurt to be curious and ask questions right? or am i invading too much on your privacy?

    • Rick in China

      Did you read what I wrote? My whole point is I don’t know anyone in *real life* who actually belongs to this group of people you seem to know or want to know so much about. If you know people who were/are in that sort of situation and are so incredibly curious, why don’t you *ask them* instead of rant on mind numbingly on the internet as if it makes up a large part of the foreign population? There are far, far more interesting situations to learn more about involving foreign & mainland relationships…

      • tomoe723

        you feel that my posts are but mere rants? please tell me how am i ranting about it? we all have different interests and this is a message board where different people meet and converse, so i didn’t think the topic was that far off. in fact, i only voiced my agreement on the initial response if you trace the comments back. unless you’re the type who just wants to hear what he wants to hear… then you can ignore my posts, just don’t read them.

    • Zappa Frank

      if you are not interested in boy’s psyche what’s the point of asking here? sure there are not SEA girls that can answer.
      i knew just one guy who came in China for a girl met on a chat. He was wierd one, came to china but didn’t really want to work, so much thant basically was that girl to pay for anything (she was not poor, on contrary quite whealty).. apparently that girl just wanted a white man, so much that she left that guy and chased disperately one of my friend (that had something like double her age), when he refused she came back to the wierd one, paying for him… that’ the only story i know so far. I suspect it is not what you expected. All the other guys i’ve met found their girlfriends (in some case more than one) once in china…
      Sometime ago there was a guy here on chinasmack that said he didn’t have any girlfriends prior his arrive in china, he said something like he doesn’t like white girls and so on.. (he was white for what i know), but more likely was that he didn’t have many chance with white girls..while in china..beh.. you know “from zero to hero”, apparently is quite easy for white guys find a girlfriend..but again this is just the guy’s prospective, i don’t know if is what you wanted to know..about girls i can only suppose what they do think. Just for your notice, i’ve known more than one white guy in china that have a chinese girlfriend who get more money than them.. As you imply obviously money may be involved whenever you see a realtion between a white guy and yellow girl, but again, isn’t the same in china among themselves?

      • tomoe723

        i’m sorry but i just find these conversations amusing.. (*giggles) i’m asking here because it’s only fair to balance my perspectives. i know a lot about the girls’ psyche more than the boys’ because i’ve already talked to some of these girls, but the boys’ side kept me lacking. i don’t even ask too many questions here, in fact i’m just stating my observations (or opinions if you choose not to believe them). i presume most of the people commenting are white guys who’ve found asian partners, but i never assumed them belonged to that group i’ve mentioned.

        for the runaway brides with lots of money, yes, japanese also fall for that scam probably a lot more than the white man. i guess in some way, my view is a bit swayed coz i know more white guy/asian girl couples who are in the internet situations than the conventional white guy wooing an asian girl locally. there was this french guy in uni who taught french in the languages department ended up marrying one of his students. normally, its a taboo for a teacher to even get involved (sexually) with any of the students but everyone was so charmed by the french dude’s looks they didn’t bother anymore, even gave them blessings and all.. haha. parents were strict as hell though. wouldn’t allow the marriage unless the french guy learned to cook for/eat the girl’s cooking and some “exotic” chinese food.

  • Probotector

    “The fallacious logic and reasoning in your post just gave me cancer.”

    Yeah, great hyperbole there.

    “You just equate being shocked/tense at looking death defying photos as a sign of being sheltered.”

    Well done you can read, although you obviously can’t write sentences properly.

    • Mike tyson

      “Yeah, great hyperbole there.”

      Thanks. Not sure if it emphasizes enough how retarded your logic is though.

      “Well done you can read, although you obviously can’t write sentences properly.”

      Well done, you are mad. It’s quite obvious you can’t form coherent thoughts and get butthurt quite easily.

      • Probotector

        You’re angry with my original comment that isn’t even offensive, claiming it affected you so badly that it “gave you cancer”, and you’re calling me butthurt? Dude, calm down it’s just a different opinion. Sorry that more people agreed with me than you, but deal with it.

        • Mike tyson

          I’m not angry at all.
          I’m sure you are.
          Why do you keep citing the amount of up votes you have?
          You must live a sad, lonely life.

          • Probotector

            “You must live a sad, lonely life since you’re getting so excited over the amount of upvotes you have.”

            Seriously, why must people arguing on the internet with someone they’ve never met always go there? You don’t know me so don’t try to presume anything. If me suggesting that Chinese people live sheltered lives (which they largely do) and that the internet in China is censored (which it is) is such a fallacy of logic (which how can it be if it’s true?) to the point that you said “it gave you cancer” you obviously need to calm down.

            Frankly, you just sound like a butt hurt Chinese person who is offended because I called you sheltered. If that is the case, I suggest you get out more. If you’re not, a butt hurt Chinese person then why do you even care?

          • Mike tyson

            It takes two to argue.

            Frankly, I’m not butthurt at all.You sound like a kid who get bullies at school. So you take great pleasure when you have upvotes on an online forum.

          • Probotector

            “Frankly, I’m not butthurt at all”

            So why can’t you drop this and stop trolling me?

          • Mike tyson

            Whose trolling?
            Your logic was fallacious.
            I bought it up.