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:
GIF 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