Dual-Wielding Basketball Human Throwing Machine

They call him Khaki Shorts. No one knows his real name, for he is a creature of the night. Also the arcade. With both hands, he throws one basketball after another into the hoop. Smoothly, the balls slide through the net, much faster and more accurately than his two competitors.

Having played with this child's toy long enough, Khaki Shorts aims for the basket on a different console! He banks the shots, sending the basketballs through the net.


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Then Khaki Shorts strides off casually, disappearing into the sunset. He shall return again when we need him the most.

-via Rocket News 24


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Synchronized Skydiving

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How do you take ballet into a new dimension? Do it while freefalling! An alternate but more likely question behind this stunt is “How do we raise the difficulty level of our skydiving?” Watch two Russian skydivers, identified only as Aleksander and Mikhael in this GoPro ad, dance as they descend over the beautiful backdrop of Dubai. The cameraman is not identified at all, but deserves a pat on the back for capturing the performance. -via Buzzfeed


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Extreme Pogo Artists are Insane

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You could call them insanely good. This combination extreme sport and art form is called Xpogo, and it looks terrifying. At least these guys are wearing helmets. That only makes sense, as the best practitioners are well aware of how many falls it takes to achieve this level of competence (otherwise they'd be dead). This compilation is brought to you by the folks who do the People Are Awesome series. -Thanks, Dan!  


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Oddly Soothing: Plugging Pylons on the Golden Gate Bridge


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Like the bricklaying video I posted a couple years ago, there's something calming and appealing about watching someone become, through practice, the master of a skill you might not think of. This employee of the Golden Gate Bridge Transportation District can plug pylons into holes made for them along the Golden Gate Bridge. He does so while the truck he's travelling on is moving at considerable speed.

He never misses a single hole throughout the video.

-via David Thompson


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Archer Has Incredible Ability to Hit Any Target from Any Position at Any Speed

Lars Andersen, the fastest archer in the world, is back with a mesmerizing video showing his apparently superhuman abilities with a bow and arrow. He has revived centuries-old techniques in positioning, such a holding the arrow along the right rather than the left side of the bow. Andersen describes them at length in the notes to the YouTube video below.


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He can jump, catch an arrow, and shoot it while in midair.

He can shoot down an arrow flying through the air.

He can catch an arrow shot at him and shoot it back.

-via Boing Boing

Is this video real or fake?





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One of Those Days 2

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French professional skier Candide Thovex (previously) gives us his point of view as he jumps, flips, and schusses down Le Clusaz mountain at terrifying speeds. Do NOT try this, at home or anywhere else. The video shoot was meticulously planned, staged, and edited. A normal skier trying this would at least be banned from the slope, if he didn’t die or break every bone in his body. If you’re wondering about the title, the previous video is here. -via Metafilter


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Damien Walters Compilation

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British stuntman and freerunner Damien Walters has astonished us before with his skills, but he is always working on new stunts. His latest video is a compilation of clips from his entire career, so you may remember seeing some of them before, but you’ll cringe just the same -and get ready for a lot you haven’t seen, too. Of course, there are no disasters, but the back of your mind expects one any second. -via Daily Picks and Flicks


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People Are Awesome 2014

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The latest in the People Are Awesome series has clips from videos uploaded in 2014. These people are doing awesome things, dangerous things, things that made me cringe. I’m a Mom, after all. Don’t try this at home. Well, try watching the video. No one gets hurt in it, although there were probably lots of injuries getting to point of perfection. -via Tastefully Offensive


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Zapatou’s Best of the Web 7

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Zapatou (Luc Bergeron) is back with another mesmerizing compilation of the crazy, scary, and amazing things that people (and animals) do, culled from 233 viral videos of 2014. It’s not only the action that amazing, it’s also the new way we get to see them, as this collection is heavy on POV and mounted cameras, so we are extremely close to the action and can even put our feet in someone else’s shoes. Take that as a warning that some these clips may induce vertigo. You’ll recognize a lot of them. Zapatou has a list of the source videos here. -via Time

See also: more from Zapatou.


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Slinky Juggling Exists and This Man is the Master of It


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Wherever this man wants his slinky to go, it goes. It's not telekinesis (presumably), but the work of a master juggler. He can move his slinky so quickly that his performance looks like a special effects light show.


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In contrast, Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama needs to practice his routine a bit more.

-via 22 Words and reddit


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Treacherous Feat of Skiing

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Some people say the definition of insanity is repeatedly taking the same action time and time again, expecting a different outcome. After seeing this video, I think there may be a new definition. This clip is from the new film Days of My Youth, which follows skiers and their love of the sport. In the clip, professional skier Cody Townsend skis the narrow, nearly vertical drop that made Powder magazine's "Line of the Year." -Via Gizmodo


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Magical Ballet Performance

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Ma Yan Yan performs on the talent show Amazing Chinese 2014. You think she’s going to dance, and she does, but as it turns out, this is mainly a magic show. Oh, you know some sleight-of-hand tricks? Can you do them en pointe? Can you even do them without sleeves? It’s a weird combination of skills for an act, but I’m impressed. -via Bits and Pieces


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First 30 Days in a Cyr Wheel

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Eric Hunter got a Cyr wheel, which looks like a lot of fun. But you have to learn to use it: stay in contact with the wheel at all times, control your center of gravity, don’t fall, and whatever you do, don’t roll over your fingers! All it takes is practice. You know and I know that putting in that practice, every day, without fail, can be exhausting -but it’s the only way to become good at something. And he did just that! -via Digg


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This Daredevil Does Yoga on the Back of a Motorcycle

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He's hurtling toward death, but he is at peace within himself. This is Gugulotu Lachiram, 40, of Khammam, India. Barcroft Media reports that he’s found a unique way to get attention. He's long enjoyed yoga and riding motorcycles. 6 years ago, after watching daredevils perform stunts on television, Lachiram decided to combine his two passions.


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Lachiram hopes to take his local show on a national level, traveling and performing these stunts for at least another 10-15 years.

-via Geekologie


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“YMCA” by The Bottle Boys

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The Copenhagen musical group The Bottle Boys play us a tune we all know and love, and let us in on one of their secrets to making bottle music look so easy -when we all know it’s not. From the YouTube page:

Sometimes people say, that it’s impossible to play that fast on bottles when they see our videos, because they are looking at just one persons head movements. But if you look closer you will see, that we share all the melodies by two persons. So if Philipp plays one part of the lead melody, Kaspar plays the other half, which combined gives you the complete melodic part that you all recognize:-)

We decided to shoot this video in our own studio, since it’s too cold outside here in Denmark and since we wanted it to have a more cosy look, without too much else going on in the frame. In that way you can really focus on what’s being played. We chose to play Y.M.C.A because it has some fast melodic parts and some really cool secondary melody lines.

-via Tastefully Offensive


See more videos from The Bottle Boys.


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This Man Can Balance Anything Perfectly

Rocky Byun, a wizard and performance artist, can balance any object on any other object. In performances, he commonly balances heavy objects precariously on rocks, such as a washing machine on a corner or a motorbike on the tip of its kickstand.


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Sometimes, to make his tasks even more demanding, Byun balances objects while wearing rollerblades! How is this possible?

-via Gizmodo


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This Man Has the Guinness World Record for the Loudest Burp

This is Paul Hunn. His superpower is the ability to burp. In fact, at 109.9 decibels, he can burp louder than a lawn mower engine.


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Hunn isn’t sure why he’s able to burp louder than anyone else. But he does have a couple tips on how you can improve your burps. Surprisingly, you should not eat before you need to burp. But you should breathe in and swallow as much air as you can.

So start practicing. You could be the next Burper King.


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College Soccer Player Not Bad at Basketball

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Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, offered $10,000 in tuition for performing an amazing basketball stunt: sink a layup, free throw, three-pointer, and a half-court shot, all within 30 seconds. Gustavo Angel Tamayo, a soccer player for the Lions, won the opportunity to try it. Tamayo grew up in England, and never played on a basketball team. Watch him rush through all four shots, ending with a Hail Mary toss from half court -and the crowd goes wild!

"It's just football [soccer], that's all I do," he said. "And I had a broken finger on my left hand."

Tamayo is a senior and his tuition is already paid, so he will take the prize money in cash. -via Daily Picks and Flicks


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The Making Of Michael Jackson's Thriller

As long as I live I will never forget the premier of Michael Jackson's Thriller video. I was young. So young in fact, I was not allowed in the room. Mind you, like any cunning kid, I slid up behind the couch and watched with one eye. The lesson I learned that day was that dancing zombies are only a little less scary than regular zombies. It also helped reiterate that there was a time when Michael Jackson was really cool. I know he got weird, but one thing that never changed, his talent. He was undeniably talented. Nothing reminds people of that quite like Thriller.

So I thought, what better time than Halloween to bust out some classic making-of Thriller footage? I owned this on VHS, so there is a real sense of nostalgia here. It is amazing to see how one of the greatest music videos of all time came to be. It could also be said there is a real sense of tragedy behind the childlike wonder you see in him here, only because we all saw how he ended up.

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Watch part two here, and part three here.


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Al Crego Animates Street Art

Original street art and photo by Artestenciva. Animated GIF By A. L. Crego.

Laughing Squid put together a list here of some street art that artist A.L Credo ended up animating, and it is stellar. While the works themselves are remarkable, seeing just a dab of animation added to them seems to breathe even more life into the already staggering work. 

They are small touches in every piece, but just enough to breathe a little life into them all.


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The Makeup Transformations of Lucia Pittalis



Makeup artist and painter Lucia Pittalis is a chameleon by the virtue of her own talent in makeup application. The way she looks sans makeup disguise is in the photo above. Her incredible transformations from herself to Hollywood and music icons are in the photos below. Can you imagine her lucky children and relatives who get such fantastic makeup jobs for Halloween? The FBI should hire her to aid them in their witness protection program!

See more of Pittalis' fantastic makeup jobs on Instagram and Facebook. -Via Viral Nova




 Keith Richards


Frank Zappa

 Sylvester Stallone

 Angela Lansbury / Murder, She Wrote


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How To Deliver Sand Like A Boss

My dad taught me while I was very young that there are two ways you can accomplish things. The easy way, or the hard way. He also told me the hard way was often the "right" way. After watching this insane video of how these men transport sand between floors, I realize, what my father taught me was a lie. I am sure it was not his intention, but there is clearly a step in between the easy and the right way that can incorporate both. I only know this because the following video proved it to me.

While this may be a very odd question, have you ever seen anyone transport sand as efficiently? They somehow make this look like a fun job.

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Now the real question is, when did Spiderman start hauling sand for a living?

Via Wimp


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This 12-Year Old's Hobby Is Making Incredible Trick Shots with Ping Pong Balls

Many 12-year olds like to spend their free time playing video games. But Mikey has no interest in them. He has a more low-tech hobby: throwing ping pong balls. And he is a master of it!

Mikey throws the balls against hard objects, bouncing them off to land in cups. Sometimes he throws a few balls off several objects and lands all of them right on target.


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As the video progresses, Mikey's shots get more complicated. The final minute is astounding.

-via 22 Words


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Background Ballet Dancer Goes A Little Off The Rails

The one thing about ballet that seems predominant anytime you see it is the consummate professionalism of everyone involved. Usually, it is a well choreographed, well oiled machine. But such is not the case of one background dancer that someone caught on tape during the performance you are about to see.

Seems this person was getting a little into it, and ballet moves was turning into funk moves real quick. It may start slow, but watch the dancers in the back and you will figure out pretty quickly who to keep an eye on.

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Just a little back story so it makes more sense. It was a performance for Moscow children, and the background dancers are allowed to get a little more "hip" so the kids don't get bored. How awesome is that?

Wimp


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How To Make An Emergency Spoon

The sad fact is, you WILL need a spoon one day, and you wont have one. Best case scenario, you just need a spoon for some ice cream or something. Worst case scenario, you need a spoon to save the life of your best friend (not sure how this would happen, but just go with it for a second).

So what do you do when you need a spoon, yet you can only find ten thousand knives (bad reverse Alanis Morissette joke there)? You just make one. You may think you DON'T know how do to make a spoon, but guess what? By the time this video is done, you will, and YouTube User DaveHax shows you just how easy it is. It may not be as cute as a "kitten tackles something" video, but the kitten video cannot save your life during the *impending Ebola outbreak*. This information can.

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So how do you feel now knowing you may never feel that struggle for a spoon again? Powerful, right? Me too.

*Please not the impending Ebola outbreak part was a joke. Kind of.

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Amazing Street Artist In Rome Shows Off Skills

For some people, art is an act of extreme patience. Certain master's works can take months and even years to finish. There are some other artists who seem to found ways to streamline the entire process down from Weeks to days, from days to hours, and finally, from hours to minutes.

Take, for example, this street artist in Rome. While it may look like he is starting with a simple rainbow, what he ends up with with will amaze you.

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Just speaking from experience, if I were to try and duplicate that, it would take me sixty-three months. Just trying to put it in perspective just how impressive this guy is. 

Wimp


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