Australia's latest answer to America's Jackass pranksters
have announced themselves to the world - by jumping on to a
cactus, supergluing their lips shut and setting each other on
The Children of Poseidon are three mates from Perth whose
videos of their wince-inducing, eye-watering stunts have
gained a huge following on the internet.
Their latest escapade, Cactus Bodyslam, features one of the
group, Jeffabel jumping semi-naked onto a large cactus plant
before his mates, Daniel and Michael, haul him off and reveal
his bloodied back full of spines.
Cactus Bodyslam, which gained more than 500,000 views on
YouTube in two days, is a follow-up to the group's Cactus
Grab video in which Jeffabel and Daniel each grab a cactus
and see who can hold on the longest.
Other Children of Poseidon videos have featured the group
setting each other on fire, launching themselves from
shopping trollies, eating cat food and on one occasion,
supergluing Daniel's lips shut.
Along the way there's been plenty of injuries, a couple of
arrests and just a little vomiting.
"Our mates love it, local people love what we do and
obviously at first our families were a little concerned but
they realise now we aren't giving it up anytime soon,"
Michael, 18, told AAP.
The group, which always warns others not to copy their
antics, are the latest answer to America's Jackass
pranksters, whose crazy stunts launched them to worldwide
fame and several feature-length movies.
Melbourne's Janoskians have also gained a cult following for
their internet videos featuring pranks and mockumentaries.
The Children of Poseidon are hoping their videos catapult
them to similar fame.
"Our long term goal is to definitely eventually have a TV
show and get sponsors and some funding behind us," Michael
"We have come this far without any of that so imagine if we
had the ability to do larger-scale stunts, we have been
looking into a roll cage for our 'stunt car' but they cost a
couple thousand dollars."