Sunday, February 28, 2016


Welcome to Daredevil Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at the brave and the crazy who for the hope of fame and fortune do things that look incredibly dangerous. The truth is that while they look dangerous, they actually are VERY dangerous. No amount of care and planning can prevent the unexpected hiccup that leads to disaster.

Pictured here is Jammie Reynolds, a daredevil from the early 1900's. His talent was to precariously balance on the corner of very tall buildings on every more frightening stacks of furniture. I was not able to find any other information on Jammie, so one wonders if his career was cut short.


  1. My mum said a fair number of folks did this sort of thing - pole-sitting, etc. - during The Depression as a moneymaking scheme. I suppose people dropped money in a hat, or maybe pledged the way they do for marathons and such. You do have to wonder how they took care of physical things, such as eating and, um, waste disposal up there.

  2. The people who were way up there building skyscrapers are the guys who amaze me.