25. Riot Tourism
Ok, here’s the disclaimer: Beastsheds does not support riots, molotov cocktails, burning effigies, or anything of the sort. With that said, however, this rapidly growing pastime was just too crazy to keep off the list. People actually scour the world looking for riots to join. What you do with this information is up to you.
24. Yak Skiing
If you ever make it out to Manali, India you absolutely have to check this extreme sport off of your bucketlist. Participants start out on skis at the bottom of a large slope while they are attached by rope to a yak that it is at the summit. On the yak’s end the rope passes through a pulley system connected to a tree. The brave soul at the bottom then shakes a bucket of pony nuts to attract the yak’s attention just before being catapulted up the hill at breakneck speed. The one piece of advice offered to every willing participant: don’t shake the bucket before you are attached to the rope.
23. Volcano Boarding
It’s pretty much sandboarding except you’re on a live volcano. Helpful hint: it might be best to save this one for last…just in case.
22. Extreme Ironing
Allegedly one of the worlds newest extreme sports, this interesting activity involves the act of ironing your clothes in ridiculous situations. Think climbing Mount Everest or skydiving. The best part though? Two checkmarks on your bucketlist for the price of one.
21. Blind Sightseeing
We’re not exactly sure why anyone would want to do this but evidently people are willing to pay good money to see…well, not much. At any rate, this is sure to set your bucket list apart from the crowd.
20. Jet Pack Flight
Iron Man is not the only one jetting around in the atmosphere these days. Recently Yves Rossy, otherwise known as Fusionman, flew across the English Channel with nothing but a jet pack.
19. Waterfall Kayaking
There’s not really much to explain here. You need a kayak…and a waterfall.
18. Shark Surfing
There is a lot of dispute out there right now as to whether this has actually been done yet or not. Several videos have surfaced recently of people essentially “fishing” for sharks and then holding on to the line while letting themselves be pulled along on their surfboards. Real or not though, this is sure to get you some serious post mortem props.
17. Soldier for a Day
These days you don’t even have to enlist to drive a tank. There are several VIP gift companies that will provide you with your own set of treads and an obstacle course to boot.
16. Heli Skiing
If you can’t ski, that’s ok. You can just go heli-hiking. For the rest of you though…do you really want to reach the end of your life having always stayed within the safe confines of a ski patrolled resort?
15. Experience Weightlessness
Although it will cost you a couple grand, Zero Gravity Corporation can provide you with the opportunity to shake Earth’s gravitational force by taking short trip aboard its modified 727.
14. Go to Space
On the topic of zero gravity, why not just go all the way? Although it comes with a hefty price tag, With space tourism on the rise this may become a feasible addition to your bucket list in the near future.
13. Underwater Golf
While most of your high school buddies will retire on the beach and spend their days playing golf next to the water, allow us to make a suggestion – play golf under the water. Seriously though, having started in a Chinese aquarium underwater golf is just another way to set your eulogy apart from the others.
Remember as a kid how you used to sit at the top of the hill and wish you could roll down in a huge ball? Well maybe not, but by using a large plastic sphere known as a Zorb you can get the full experience. Remember though, an empty stomach is your best friend.
11. Fly a Fighter Jet
Okay, so chances are that you aren’t actually legally certified to fly a fighter jet, but with a strong enough stomach there are several agencies out there that will let you get in on the action from the copilot’s seat.
10. Break a Record
It sounds hard right? Wrong. Here’s the secret, you don’t actually have to break a record to break a record. You can just make up your own…the most neon green paperclips ever attached to the back bumper of a 1993 Chevy Impala tricked out with bulletproof spinners…that’s all you.
9. Find Waldo
Once and for all, but don’t stop there. Tie that striped joker down in the middle of the white house lawn and leave him. Enough children have already wasted their precious childhoods trying to find a ridiculous red suit. You’ll be a hero to the masses.
8. Shake hands with the Prime Minister
While there are many ways of going about this, we’ll leave the details up to you. Just don’t call us to post bail.
7. Kill two birds with one stone
No seriously, stop just talking about it and actually kill two birds with one stone.
6. Visit every Continent
There’s only seven of them so this one shouldn’t be too hard. And besides, chances are there’s already one beneath your feet, so you really only have 6 to go.
4. Float in the Dead Sea
If you can’t swim, well, that should be on your bucket list too but with a salt concentration hovering at almost 9 times that of your nearest ocean, you don’t need to swim to play in the deep end here.
3. Solve a Rubik’s Cube
Already solved it? That’s fine, here’s an alternate challenge…now go figure out a way to practically apply those skills.
2. Base Jumping
No matter how many things you try to cram into your bucket list, without the most dangerous recreational activity in the world, it remains incomplete.
1. Stand on the North Pole
It’s one of the only two places on Earth where you’ll be facing the same direction no matter which way you turn. And besides, you’re on top of the world. That in itself should be enough.