This guy has to be an honorable mention for the Darwin Awards. An Australian man living in a high-rise apartment building decided it would be fun to lay a plank from his window across to a neighboring apartment. He happened to live on the ninth floor of the building. Unfortunately, the man, wearing nothing but his underpants, lost his balance and fell about 100 feet. But don't worry – the underpants saved him.
The 35-year-old was attempting to build planks across to a neighbour's flat when he lost his footing and plummeted 30 metres (100 feet) to the ground, police said.
The man crashed through an iron and timber pergola which broke his fall.
"He was skylarking around, building planks across to his neighbour's place when it happened," police spokesperson Ros Weatherall said. "He was very lucky."
Residents at the apartment complex in the western Australian capital Perth said they heard a strange noise shortly after midnight.
One said he woke to find police tending to the scantily-clad man in the apartment's courtyard.
The man reportedly suffered only minor cuts and scrapes and may have a broken leg. That's it. Whatever brand of underwear he happened to be wearing now has bragging rights. But they probably won't – some idiot would want to try them out. (The report does not mention whether alcohol was involved or not.)