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Apr 7, 2015
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GoPro cameras have built a reputation of being all-weather toughies that will get you HD eye-candy no matter what. They're made of stern stuff, but can they survive a fall from an airplane?

"Hell no!" would be the smart reply. Well, eat it, naysayers: A GoPro camera can!

Here's a GIF for evidence:

gopro cameraGIF via Gizmodo.com

Okay, so that spinning footage doesn't show much, so we'll explain. What you just saw is part of a recovered footage from a GoPro that fell from a height of nearly 10,000 feet. And yes, the darn thing friggin' survived! Apparently, the camera was supposed to film the descent of a group of skydivers. What it captured though is its own, vertigo-inducing fall.

Here's the full video, with more spins than a ballet concert:


Video via Kristoffer Örstadius

The camera was recovered by one Kristoffer Örstadius in Sweden. He uploaded the video on YouTube and has been searching for the shooter's rightful owner.

As for GoPro, man, their cameras are indeed pang-harabas. Can you say "awesomely accidental promo material"?

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