Although the stunt was voluntary, he broke down in tears on multiple occasions, including when he was being taken out of the casket.
Renowned YouTuber MrBeast, also known as Jimmy Donaldson, embarked on a remarkable stunt by spending seven days sealed inside a coffin and buried underground. Despite the inherently unsettling nature of being buried alive, MrBeast, with his 212 million YouTube subscribers in mind, underwent this extraordinary experience to entertain his audience. Describing the ordeal as “mental agony,” he cautioned his followers against attempting such feats at home.
In a fashion reminiscent of Uma Thurman’s character in ‘Kill Bill,’ the social media sensation opted for a seven-day subterranean adventure as his latest jaw-dropping stunt. Dressed in a suit, he was initially lowered into the ground in a cutting-edge transparent coffin equipped with provisions such as food and water. The coffin also featured cameras to document the experience, ensuring a record of the journey and a safeguard against unforeseen complications.
The YouTuber along with his friends used an excavator to put 20,000 pounds of mud on top of the coffin, ensuring that it was below the surface. MrBeast said in the video, “I’m entrusting my life to this coffin for the next seven days.” He used a walkie-talkie to communicate with his team who was on the surface.
The daredevil found the seven-day dirt nap to be extremely exhausting despite the safety precautions. Although the stunt was voluntary, he broke down in tears on multiple occasions, including when he was being taken out of the casket. Another worry was that after spending so much time in a small area, he would get blood clots in his legs and would be unable to stand. Fortunately, he survived his brief internment without experiencing any injury.
He attempted a similar record for being buried alive for 50 hours in 2021.