Many Ice Bucket Challenges come and go – but few get airborne. That’s why we’re thoroughly impressed with this watery, in-air acrobatic maneuver from pilot Bruce Bohannon, who manages to use gravity to do the frigid dumping.
In the video below, you’ll see him take flight with a small bucket of iced-water strapped to his chest. During a complete loop, he manages to get the water to drench him as the plane is inverted. No damage was done to the equipment: he checks the pool of water and gets it to safely douse him when he regains normal orientation. Obviously, Bohannon is one skilled pilot who can withstand freezing water showers while flying upside down.
If you’re sick of hearing about the Ice Bucket Challenge, there’s already another bucket challenge to add to your list: The Rice Bucket Challenge by Manju Latha Kalanidhi that’s trying to gain steam in poverty-stricken India.
Poverty in India is a terrible problem that needs to be addressed, but involving members of the poor for the sake of social media photos might be more complicated than it looks. Perhaps it will bring attention to the problem, but it may do so at the cost of flaunting the dire conditions of those in need — all for the sake of social charity. The last thing I want to do is share someone’s face on Facebook as they accept free rice. I did, however, take the time to play this game on FreeRice. All you have to do is answer English vocabulary questions and the site donates free rice to the World Food Organization. FreeRice also has a secondary goal of educating users who are learning English. The funds come from advertisers on the site.