Viral Video Guy Could Get Rich Over Kick in the Head
Jared Frank was standing pretty close to a train, the rest is history
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2014 11:35 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Turns out there is a silver lining to getting kicked in the head by a train worker as you try to take a selfie. That's what happened to Saskatchewan man Jared Frank when he was traveling in Peru, and his video of the incident, posted last week, of course went viral. Now, after 23 million views on YouTube, Frank has agreed to work with California-based Jukin Media to earn money off the video. "I got all these different offers ... and they were all legit," the 22-year-old, who insists he was a safe distance from the train at the time, tells CBC. His video could earn anywhere from $2 to $16 for every 1,000 views, and Frank will get 70%; there are also potential licensing opportunities. Frank says he'll use the money to go to film school.

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Darryn James
Apr 23, 2014 6:56 PM CDT
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CaptainStubing
Apr 23, 2014 1:03 PM CDT
Imagine how rich Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Joe Biden would be if they could cash in on all the times they had been kicked in the head.
DexterMuggs
Apr 23, 2014 12:36 PM CDT
"Safe distance"? He was within inches of a freight train rolling at him, ignoring the horn blast, while he fiddled with his phone. He's lucky he's not dead. The train driver did him a favor by knocking him clear. What he did was monumentally stupid and apparently he didn't learn a thing. Please - get a brain.