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Hammy the Daredevil Hamster

Forget Evel Knievel! He's got nothing on the world's greatest daredevil, Hammy the Hamster! (Yes, the same Hammy the Hamster that went organic a while ago). According to Spot Motorcycles:

... no hamsters were harmed in the making of this extraordinary movie. Hammy announced his retirement shortly after completing this jump but, like many other famous daredevils, may find the lure of the spotlight to be too great to sit on the sidelines for long.

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Urlesque

Fake? Probably not. I had an Evil Kenivel stunt cycle when I was a kid. I'm sure I got the bendy Evil action figure over longer jumps than that. The crank on the side spins up a flywheel in the bike that not only acts as the drive, but also gyroscopically stabilizes it. As long as the hamster doesn't fall off, the bike will do the rest.

I'd also disagree that this is cute, on the grounds that its not particularly safe. The gyroscope can also cause the bike to spin quite violently as it rights itself after toppling. Remember kids - stunts are best left to professionals and bendy toys.
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I agree in the dangerousness of this stunt, if they used the real hamster the whole time. But i looks like they used a well secured fake hammie for the stunt scene, and the real one for the beginning and end. :) At least i hope so... :/
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Obviously fake. They relied on out of frame shots and speed to obscure the fact that they used a stuffed hamster. But still cute, nonetheless.
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It's funny, though I must say it's fake. First they record the real hamster, but when it's about to start the image is cut just where the hamster should be (so we can't see it). Then we see a fast moving stuffed animal, and the take is cut again and mixed with other video with the real hamster.
(I know it doesn't matter, this is an explanation for those who say it's real)
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