Man takes couch and flatscreen TV paragliding with him

Emerald Pellot

This may look like fun, but do not try this at home! 

Hasan Kaval is a professional paragliding pilot in Turkey. Apparently, he’s also a bit of a daredevil. The paraglider posted a video of a project he called “flying couch potato” on Instagram and YouTube and let’s just say, we’re very happy this project was a success. 

“I realized the project, which I thought of two years ago, today,” Kaval said on Instagram

Kaval mounted a flat-screen television to a sofa and then attached his paragliding gear to the whole setup. A group of helpers pushed him off the edge of a terrace and Haval took flight, couch and all. It’s unclear what protective gear he was wearing, if any.

Kaval merely donned a T-shirt, sweatpants and, once he was in the air, he swapped his sneakers for comfy slippers. It’s very clear Kaval felt at home in the air as he put his feet up on a small footrest and watched “Tom and Jerry” cartoons. The guy even helped himself to a can of soda and some chips. 

When Kaval landed, the camera trembled just a bit but the couch hit the ground surprisingly smoothly. The heart-stopping clip got 992,000 views on YouTube

“Taking Netflix and chill to a whole new level,” one user said.

“I’ve literally had dreams as a kid and teenager about traveling the world on a flying coach! Wow,” another said

“Imagine walking around peacefully and seeing a guy on a flying couch pass by,” one person joked

It looks like the paraglider plans to continue taking unconventional flights. After all, Kaval’s follow-up video has him being interviewed by a reporter over coffee — in midair. 

If you enjoyed this story, check out this engineer who’s making fishing boats out of plastic bottles.

More from In The Know:

Woman pulls hilarious tampon prank on boyfriend

Estheticians claim this product transforms your skin “literally overnight”

Amazon has tiny houses to buy for your backyard, and they’re selling out fast

14 Black women share how they’re caring for their natural hair during quarantine

The post Man takes couch and flatscreen TV paragliding with him appeared first on In The Know.

More From

  • Woman with Down syndrome outlines discrimination in powerful TikTok

    Charlotte Woodward is a woman with Down syndrome. She also works as a community outreach associate for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). So, as she explained to In The Know, the issues she discussed in her now-viral video were “very personal”. The clip details the institutional discrimination that people with Down syndrome face throughout their lives. “Things about having Down syndrome that don’t make sense,” Woodward says at the start of the clip. She then goes on to give several examples. The first of those: being paid sub-minimum wage. Another issue? Penalties for getting married . As Woodward points out in the clip, people with Down syndrome can lose eligibility for government benefits (like Medicaid) if they have a spouse. Woodward’s video, which now has more than 2.8 million views, spawned hundreds of comments reacting to the “appalling” info. “I didn’t know any of this. Thank you for spreading awareness,” one commenter wrote. Woodward, meanwhile, said the experience of going viral has been “mind-blowing”

  • Evil genius combines the most hated parts of the holidays into a new candy

    Brach’s clearly hasn’t gotten the memo that its candy corn starts an annual war between fans and people who don’t know what good candy is. because now it’s combined it with another polarizing holiday staple: the Thanksgiving turkey dinner. in case you are regularly craving a turkey feast and can’t wait until November, now’s your chance to treat yourself to a miniature version of the meal. a real-life version of Willy Wonka’s three-course chewing gum (minus the turning into a blueberry part). Turkey dinner-flavored candy corn is available to buy and comes in the following flavors: . Green beans, stuffing, roasted turkey, sweet potato pie, ginger-glazed carrots and cranberry sauce. The reviews overall seem pretty positive (except for the turkey). Other people on Twitter were not as impressed or willing to give it a shot. perhaps Brach’s was just thinking ahead for people who don’t want to learn how to cook a turkey

  • Two-headed tortoise still makes waves 23 years later

    A two-headed tortoise in Geneva has remained the talk of the town, nearly 23 years following its birth. According to the Daily Mail, Janus, a Greek tortoise born in the Swiss city's Museum of Natural History, turns 23 in September. The slow-moving reptile, which is also the museum's mascot, is reportedly one of the oldest of its kind — most animals with two heads die at a young.

  • #BlackWomensEqualPayDay: TikTok shows why gender pay gap isn’t the same for women of color

    August 13 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The gender wage gap is real and within that even more racial disparities exist.