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Human slingshots in Quebec make for summer fun

A group of young people at a lake just outside Chicoutimi, Que., have some high-flying fun by using a human slingshot, and posting their antics on YouTube.
Kids set up a human slingshot ramp on a lake just outside Chicoutimi, Que., and posted a video of their high-flying antics on YouTube. 1:04

A group of young people outside Chicoutimi, Que., had some high-flying fun by using a human slingshot this past week. 

Launching themselves off a huge slip and slide ramp, helmet-attached mini cameras in tow, they fly swiftly into the air before splashing into the lake. The group posted their antics in a YouTube video, which had been viewed more than 150,000 times by Tuesday morning.

Looks like they'll have some interesting summer stories to tell, but it's not a stunt that young people are urged to copy.