A security camera caught one of the more bizarre occurrences you’ll ever see, and it involves a pickup truck, a flying mattress and a bicyclist. A cyclist was swept off his bike after a pickup truck passed him too closely on the side of a road. But the cyclist avoided catastrophe when he made a soft landing…on a mattress that fell from the truck. At first glance, it appears that he was struck by the truck, but in reality, the mattress flew out of the truck bed, causing the cyclist to be knocked off his bike. Watch the incredible–and improbable–scene unfold:
We don’t have much information about the incident, not that much is needed. The cyclist was unlucky to be taken out by a mattress, but lucky the mattress gave him a perfectly timed soft landing.
By certain comments, we can presume the incident happened somewhere in Brazil where one commenter jokingly said this type of thing is “normal.” And we know it occurred on Monday based on the timestamped video. We can also safely assume that the odds of this happening are quite long.
“It’s astonishing,” said Timothy, a commenter on Reddit. “You could crash a billion mattress-carrying pickups into a billion cyclists for a billion years and not have this happen. A team of stuntmen and special effects people probably couldn’t reproduce this on the first try. ‘MythBusters’ would bust this myth if there wasn’t video.”