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Watch a semi truck fly a record-breaking 166 feet through the air

I don't really have a lot to add to this one; here's a semi jumping over half the length of a football field. What else needs to be said? It's apparently a record for the longest semi jump, obliterating the 83-foot, 7-inch record set by Lotus last year in an insane stunt involving an F1 car swerving beneath the airborne big rig. Stunt driver Gregg Godfrey says he meant to only jump 140 feet, but accidentally jumped another couple dozen feet at an event in Montana last week. As mistakes go, that's a pretty awesome one to make.

Car jumps are cool enough as is, but there's something magical about a truck floating dozens of feet above the ground. Here's to you, Gregg Godfrey.

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