"A fairly stupid idea... gone mildly wrong"

And the award for 2014's biggest understatement so far goes to this chap.

Race a BMX down Bolivia's infamous 'Death Road', launch off a home-made ramp and open a parachute in time to land safely - oh and it's also Friday 13th.

It all went swimmingly apart from the slightly crucial fact the parachute opened around the same time the unnamed daredevil hit the ground, somewhat negating its effectiveness.

Amazingly he didn't die suffering 'only' forearm fractures and some cut tendons.