Ever strain so hard you feel like your guts will burst? Can someone’s guts explode? Well, if you’ve seen gym fails and workout fails you might have seen people who have come close.
This prank, though… we take it all the way, with the exploding guts prank. Normally when a bodybuilder or weightlifter strains too hard his only danger is a hernia, but in the most epic weight lifting accident ever, this guy attempts to break the world record for clean and jerk (though, his form isn’t very good) and things go horribly wrong.
Instead of a broken world record for weightlifting he gets a broken stomach and mangled body, when his guts burst out of his abdomen. The hard part about these special effects pranks (sfx pranks) is that they are very hard to make look real. But this video really does look like real guts and real gore were bursting out of his stomach. Kind of like the chest burster scene in alien.
For the prank, CO2 cannisters were used as well as a camel pack bladder, hidden inside of a weightbelt, and triggered by wireless remote to make this prank look real. Look at the audience reactions and you’ll see that people really believed a man’s guts were exploding. Careful, it’s gross, but at least it wasn’t the weightlifter prolapsed rectum video that went around a while back.