How Ridiculous is an Australian YouTube channel that is run by three members, known as Scott Gaunson, Derek Herron and Brett Stanford, and are known for their trick shots and tower videos. On November 11, 2016, the channel broke Dude Perfect's world record for having the highest basketball shot over 180m (593 feet).
Scott, Derek and Brett are mainly known for uploading videos of trick shots and experimenting by dropping or throwing various items from the greatest heights. Some of the items they have dropped include bowling balls, anvils and darts. Many of the videos they uploaded are usually recorded at the Gravity Discover Centre at the Leaning Tower of Gingin, but they have dropped items at other locations too.
On January 19, 2018, the trio set a Guinness World Record where they spent 6 days at Maletsunyane Falls in Lesotho, Africa where they tried to make an attempt by making a 200 meter basketball shot. This was achieved by Derek. They also set a world record for the world's longest golf putt in 120 meters. This was achieved by Brett as it was mentioned in one of their videos they uploaded in February 2017.
On October 12, 2018, the trio uploaded their most viewed video which involved them dropping a bowling ball onto a trampoline at 165 meters at the Luzzone Dam located in Switzerland. They previously uploaded a video similar to this in March 2018 where they did the exact same thing but was located in their tower.
Jack Wallace is their fourth member whose main job is doing camerawork and post-production editing. He has also made an appearance in several of their videos. One of them is where he showed his skills solving a Rubik's cube very quickly while going down one of the fastest water-slides at Aquaventure in Dubai. They also have a toy dinosaur named Rexy that has also been featured in several of their videos.
The trio have also collaborated with other YouTubers and internet personalities such as Team Edge and Mark Rober. On one of their most recent videos, they received the world's strongest trampoline from Mark Rober where they dropped some very heavy objects onto it such as a boat, a jet ski and a wrecking ball and have been using it ever since.
Note: The following dates are according to
- 1 million subscribers: November 2, 2017
- 2 million subscribers: April 23, 2018
- 3 million subscribers: September 24, 2018
- 4 million subscribers: December 6, 2018
- 5 million subscribers: June 8, 2019
- 6 million subscribers: September 1, 2020