Jackie Chan prepares to jump and slide several stories down a pole wrapped in lights in a mall. The stunt was done for the 1985 film ‘Police Story.' Initially Chan was very afraid of performing it, and in the end his fears were justified; his hands were severely burned and he broke a bone in his hip. Youtube Video
Jackie Chan slips from the minute hand of a clock tower and falls through two awnings to the dirt floor. This stunt, done for the 1983 film 'Project A,' was so intimidating for Chan that he spent a week contemplating it and ultimately had his crew leave him suspended from the metal grip until he let go from lack of strength. Youtube Video
Jackie Chan hangs out the window of a swerving bus from an umbrella. This scene taken from the 1985 film 'Police Story' is notable for an accident in its climax which resulted in multiple injuries for several stuntmen. For once, Chan was not among them. Youtube Video
After many displays of agility atop a careening bus, Jackie Chan jumps through a window in 1988’s 'Police Story 2.' The glass in the window was real; Chan suffered lacerations on his face and arms. Youtube Video
Jackie Chan leaps from the roof of one building onto the fire-escape of another. Chan injured his leg here, in 1995’s 'Rumble in the Bronx,' and completed filming in a cast painted to resemble a shoe. Youtube Video
The US State Department says there are indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used against opposition forces in Syria earlier in April.
David Brunnstrom, Reuters /
April 21, 2014
The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.