Man from China sets world record for highest waterfall dive

A Chinese man named Di Huanran dove his way into the Guinness Book of World Records recently by attempting and succeeding at this dive off a waterfall in Mundanjiang City, China — the highest ever attempted.

How high? 12.19 meters, or about 40 feet. I know what you’re thinking: That’s all?

I was thinking the same thing at first. I mean, it’s not like I was expecting a video of some guy diving off of Angel Falls in South America, but 40 feet is not that much higher than an Olympic diving platform (which is 32 feet high). But then I imagine standing over the edge where Mr. Di is standing in this video and committing to diving head-first into a tumult of crushing water without really knows what you’re diving into. That takes some pretty big stones — at 20, 40 or however many feet.

This dive was recorded last month.