- American YouTuber James Stephen "Jimmy" Donaldson, aka MrBeast, was attempting to break his previous 50-hour record
- He was buried in a specially designed coffin fitted with cameras and lights to monitor him throughout the challenge
- MrBeast previously constructed 52 wells in Kenya to give remote communities access to clean drinking water
MrBeast, the American content creator who built 52 wells in Kenya, recently undertook a daring challenge that left netizens concerned for his safety.
MrBeast, whose real name is James Stephen "Jimmy" Donaldson, is known for expensive stunts, challenges, and philanthropic actions, like paying for 1,000 people's cataract removal surgeries.
However, his latest move left many stunned.
For seven days, MrBeast was buried alive in a coffin, attempting to break his own record of 50 hours.
The 25-year-old YouTube star had previously done the same stunt two years ago to raise awareness of deforestation.
This time, he wanted to challenge himself and his fans by staying underground for a week.
MrBeast is buried alive
In a video he shared, the YouTuber was seen placed in a casket dressed in a suit, white shirt, and tie, holding onto a bouquet of red roses.
"I am going to spend the next seven days buried alive beneath 20,000 pounds of dirt. This is the scariest thing I have ever done," he said
His custom-built casket was equipped with enough food and water to last him the duration of the stunt. It also had limited room for movement.
Additionally, cameras and lights were fitted into the coffin to monitor the YouTuber at all times.
He communicated using walkie-talkies with his friends who were above ground.
The philanthropist suffered back pain from lying down for too long, with doctors worrying that he might develop blood clots.
However, he said that his greatest challenge was not physical but mental, grappling with moments of emotional distress throughout the ordeal.
His friends attempted to uplift his spirits with humour as he struggled with mental strain.
MrBeast was finally dug up after crossing the seven-day mark.
He said that he felt a rush of blood as he stood up for the first time.
“Please don’t try this at home, lol,” he warned those watching his stunt.
MrBeast drills 52 wells
Earlier this month, MrBeast was praised on social media for helping sink 52 wells across Kenya as part of his philanthropic mission to Africa.
The idea was to make life more bearable for needy families and school-going children who lack easy access to clean drinking water.
Man rewarded carwasher
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a man, Zachery Dereniowski, who often rewards the kindness of strangers, made a video about a car wash man.
After the man was done, he called and rewarded him with $1000 (N767,970) for his kindness and willingness to help.
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