Footage has gone viral of a woman falling off a ‘cliff’ as she and her husband hike along a path in Hawaii.
However, the video hasn’t gone viral because it’s dramatic drop, dangerous dive or shocking piece of homemade footage. It’s gone viral because the misleading title of ‘falling off a cliff’ makes it sound more ‘lucky to be alive’ than You’ve Been Framed.
One watch of the video though, and you’ll see it’s definitely the latter.
The video was uploaded by YouTuber Shonduras, who shared the video of his wife Jenny McBride falling off the ‘cliff’.
The video comes with a disclaimer which reads: ‘WARNING: The following may contain elements not suitable for some audiences. Parental and viewer discretion is advised.’
Fully prepared for a bit of graphic footage, because we’re a sadistic bunch, many viewers were somewhat disappointed by the video’s actual content.
Shonduras described the incident as: ‘a life changing experience that has changed our perspective on life, family, and each other. To not let the little things get to us and to really appropriate [sic] the time we have together.’
You can watch it here, the fall off the ‘cliff’ happens around eight minutes in:
Filming the whole incident, the family manage to keep the camera rolling as they run down to check on Jenny. Thankfully she was OK, and – of course – things could’ve been a lot different had she hit her head on a rock, for example.
However, because this is the internet and because Jenny was alright, viewers responded appropriately to the highly exaggerated piece of footage (which described the cliff as 30ft high…).
please. my wife. she fell off a cliff. pic.twitter.com/bAhfIG7q1d
— jonny sun (@jonnysun) May 26, 2019
please be with me and my family during this trying time. My wife fell off a cliff and then exploded
— davos sealauf (@tweetlauf) May 25, 2019
the year is 2024. milkshakes are banned and assault rifles are issued for free upon genetic testing and citizenship verification. wife who fell off the cliff is president. all movies are written and directed by the two game of thrones guys
— Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson) May 26, 2019
The Internet Wife Who Fell Off a Cliff But Rolled Down a Mountain (2019) pic.twitter.com/s6xz1rufj6
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) May 25, 2019
My wife, she fell off a cliff pic.twitter.com/iINSXVnWyj
— Bucks-Dio-Thor-Podrick stan account (@Dezdrew) May 26, 2019
GUY: my wife fell off a cliff
RED SKULL: well cheer up! here’s the Soul Stone, my dude
— Justin Staggs (@Staggfilms) May 26, 2019
: what's your emergency
[husband]: my wife fell off a cliff
: is she breathing
[husband]: yeah she's gonna be a fucking meme
— grumb🎭 (@GamboaCon) May 25, 2019
Wow that ‘wife fell off a cliff’ video was proper harrowing lucky she survived. pic.twitter.com/wuhI2syHEb
— Jo (@jo_bromilow) May 26, 2019
Thankfully, Jenny was not seriously hurt. Careful on those cliffs everyone, and careful what you post online.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.