Regardless of time and place, there seems to be a universal urge in dads to challenge the very laws of physics with their offspring. Perhaps the only way to counter the overwhelming sense of responsibility that comes from raising a child is to use them as a human slingshot, ballast, or torpedo. Whatever the reason, as adjacent family members calmly note the location of the nearest ER, it's hard to ignore the delight of dads and their kids as they have some high-flying fun.Chicago History Museum/Getty Images How High Can They Go? Joe Sohm/Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images Pretty High Don Dutton/Toronto Star via Getty Images Higher Still Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images The Highest Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis via Getty Images Baby Levitation Stan Wayman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Weight Lifting David McNew/Getty Images The Swing Alfred Eisenstaedt Leaping With Abandon Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Feats of Strength Hulton Deutsch/Corbis via Getty Images Flying High George W. Hales/Getty Images Never Too Young to Start Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images Daredevil Raymond Kleboe/Getty Images Head Games Chien-min Chung/Getty Images Mongolian Contortion School
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