Thursday, October 18, 2007
Biggest Badasses Alive: Richard Hammond
Another badass is Richard Hammond. Back in September 2006 Richard Hammond, one of the hosts of Top Gear, attempted to break the UK land speed record in a car. The car has a jet engine on the back, with an afterburner. He breaks the record, but in order for it to count he would have to complete it the opposite direction with an averaged score. He ended up with the record for fastest car crash in the UK, one that left him in a coma and with brain damage. He snapped back and is back on the show. He's bad ass for driving a car up to 314 mph, and crashing the same car at 280 mph. He's even more bad ass for surviving the crash, a crash that would have killed anyone a few inches taller.