You don't need a weatherman to know that enduring 8 g is going to make the average person pass out, but Grant Denyer decided to demonstrate anyway.
The intrepid Australia meteorologist-cum-"adventure-chaser" did his report from inside a stunt plane yesterday morning, and after a few loop-de-loops figured he was tough enough to take on a few extra g-forces.
Stunt pilot Matt Hall was happy to oblige, maneuvering the plane in order to generate several seconds of sustained 8 g-forces.
Denyer was out like a light. "My whole body just started to feel all warm and cosy to be honest," he later told Perth Confidential. "I had no idea I passed out. But I was out for about six or seven seconds."
Denyer wasn't the only one who malfunctioned as a result of the powerful gravitational force: The Sunrise on 7 camera stopped working as well.
"It was a bit spooky, watching it back," he said. "Poor Mel didn't know whether I was dead or what was going on. I'm very glad I didn't throw up. If you throw up you have to clean the cockpit so I'm grateful I avoided that."