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Swiss professional freestyle skier Nicolas Vuignier has been experimenting with point-of-view photography. In this video, he swings his iPhone 6 on a string, around in circles over his head. While skiing. This excellent video came after almost two years of experimenting, so if you try it, the first result will not be as good.

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It didn’t even harm the phone! Vuignier promises a making-of video soon. -via Viral Viral Videos


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When Mutant Superpowers Manifest Themselves

Pursuant the Mutant Registration Act, Marisa Arriaga of Cedar Hill, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, must submit to government supervision. She might have avoided that fate, had she not recorded her amazing abilities last June. She tells Fox 4 News that it’s just a bat trick, but I think that it’s clearly superpowers at work:

"I just started messing around,” said Arriaga. “I'm like, ‘I'm gonna make a bat trick video.’ So I got my sister out here and she was recording me.” […]

LaTisha Griffin, Arriaga’s softball coach, says Arriaga has crazy good skills.

"The finish is something she does all the time in the game, sending the ball a yard or going outfield with the ball with that complete swing through the zone, that's something she does all the time,” said Griffin.

-via Matthew Caverhill


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A Man and His Cube Companion


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The good people of Kuma Films travel around the world, documenting the amazing physical abilities of people. They demonstrate that dance is not something limited to a formal choreography, but any bodily movement that is perfected with time and talent.

In the past, we’ve seen their videos of lightsaber training, contact juggling, yoyo tricks, and cardistry. Now they bring us a man who dances in, around, through, and with a steel cube.


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How to Make Self-Tying Shoelaces


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Have you ever seen someone show you self-tying shoelaces? It's not a great invention, but a clever bit of prestidigitation. Dave Hax shows you how this illusion is done so that you can fool other people. You'll need a bit of string, an extra shoelace, and a willingness to wear pants.

Hax is one of the best treasures of YouTube. He's filled with great household tricks and tips like this one, including how to burn a candle underwater, set up a pretty flower arrangement, and steal pizza without getting caught. Hax does not disappoint in his latest offering.

-via 22 Words


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How to Drink Your Coffee Like a Boss

If you're a foreigner, then Norway's winter weather right now is brutal. But if you're Norwegian, then it's just a bit breezy outside. Trym Nordgaard illustrates the Norwegian attitude as he casually sips his coffee in the morning.


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Content warning: foul language.

-via Boing Boing


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Watch This Hammer Trick Artist


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Give Justin Fiddler a hammer--specifically, a Stiletto brand hammer--and step back. He slings that hammer around like an acrobat. It flies through the air with ease, as though Fiddler is controlling it with his mind.

When he's done, Fiddler slides the hammer back into its holster in a single, smooth motion. Nailed it!

-via Laughing Squid


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Zapatou’s Best of the Web 2015

The concept of “Hey, y’all, watch this!” has been elevated to an art form. Luc Bergeron (Zapatou) gives us a 21-minute compilation of the best internet videos from 2015. It’s absolutely beautiful, and breathtaking.

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The first seven minutes are extreme human stunts that may leave you dizzy. Starting at about seven minutes in, you may become verklempt. At 8:15, it become adorably cute. Then animals jump in. We also see some great special effects. At 12 minutes in, the stunts start again, with a fast-moving sequence of vehicle videos. At 15 minutes, we see the art of video. At 16:30, the dancing begins. At 18 minutes, we see the beauty of places. And more stunts. These videos would not be possible -or be as good- without GoPros, drones, high definition, and video stabilizing technology. And a bunch of fearless people.  -via Viral Viral Videos

See more of Zapatou's videos


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90-Year Old Great-Grandmother Has Better Soccer Skills Than You


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Ase Marie Nordhagen, 90, of Norway loves soccer, especially the task of "keep ups." This is keeping a ball in the air by bouncing it off one foot continuously. She's been practicing since she was a little girl, once performing 1,000 without dropping it.

Now she's good for about 50 keep ups at a time, thanks to up to an hour of practice per day. Nordhagen loves it so much that, she explained to a Norwegian newspaper, "I can't go past the ball in the hallway without picking it up and performing a few tricks."

Try to keep up with her.


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This Chef Can Dip His Hands in Boiling Hot Oil and Not Get Hurt

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Prem Kumar is, amazingly, still alive! His hands are in great condition, even though he regularly dips them in boiling oil.

Kumar, 65, is a chef in New Delhi. When he was young, he saw his father, from whom he inherited the restaurant, casually dip his hands in pots of boiling oil. Kumar tried it himself and found that he could do it, too.

Now people visit his shop not only for the fish, but for the amazing show he puts on. On request from his customers, he'll dip his hands in the oil.


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Are you worried about this practice being unhygenic? Don't! That oil is 200°C. It will kill any bacteria on his hands.

-via Oddity Central


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Juggling Gentlemen

The New Conformity is a trio of jugglers who perform with Cause & Effect Circus. They start off with synchronized juggling, which is nice to see. Then they start juggling each others’ balls. A nicer term for that would be tandem juggling.  

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They also do contact juggling, ball balancing, a hand dance, and even a Three Stooges-type routine. After all that, they just start showing off. -via Digg


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Amazing Spinning Bowling Ball Trick Shot


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Michael Long sets up a bowling trick that is impossible--right up until the end when it works perfectly.

He sets two pins in the middle of the lane. Then he spins a bowling ball and sets it slowly moving forward. Meanwhile, he knocks over all but two pins with a second bowling ball.

The spinning ball slowly moves down the lane, weaving in between the pins set in the middle. Then it knocks over the two remaining pins at the end. Amazing!

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This Incredible Athlete Can Rollerblade on His Hands

He calls it handskating--no, extreme handskating. And it is. Mirko Hanßen possesses extraordinary coordination, balance, and upper body strength. While wearing rollerblades, he can flip over from hands to feet and back again, all while moving at high speed. He can perform jumps, use ramps, and weave through obstacles upside down with skates attached to his hands.


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-via Geekologie


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Hanging Out in Monte Piana

You think driving your RV to a state park is camping? Try hanging a hammock over a gorge in the Alps! These highliners set up 17 hammocks for 26 people to sleep in under the stars at Monte Piana, Italy, and over the scenic gorge in the Dolomites where 18,000 soldiers died in battle in World War I.

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Highlinemeeting 2015 took place last week. The photographs are stunning, and you can see more videos here. A good time was had by all. -via Laughing Squid

See also: last year's meeting.

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Freestyle Slackline Competition

This sport appears to be a combination of trampoline and tightrope walking. The final competitors are Estonia and America. They give it their all as fast as they can to impress the crowd and the judges at the Globetrotter World Slackline Masters meet in Munich.  

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Who should win? Why do they do this? These guys even fall off with style! -via Digg


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This is What Biking Down a Dam Wall Feels Like

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Daredevil Primož Ravnik rode his bicycle down the nearly vertical wall of a Slovenian dam and captured the nearly 200 feet (60m) plunge on his GoPro camera. The stunt was part of a contest by GoPro and biking website Pinkbike to find the most outrageous stunt, with a top prize of $20,000.

If that's not extreme enough for you, here's a compilation cut of more death defying stunts from Pinkbike:

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Surfing in High Heels

Maud Le Car, a professional surfer, is currently ranked the 15th best in the world. She wanted to show that although her sport is physically demanding, it can be glamorous at the same time. So Le Car made a short video with Almo Film (auto-start video) showing her enjoying a gourmet meal with wine while wearing a formal dress, then immediately strapping on some high heeled shoes for an afternoon of surfing.


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Bicycle Gymnastics Is Amazing!


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It's called artistic cycling. It's a sport invented in the 1950s and is currently most popular in Germany. The sport is similar to floor gymnastics, except that performers ride bicycles during the whole event. This woman, Nicole Frýbortová, is incredible at it. As the video progresses, her physical feats become only more amazing. It's like she can fly!

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World Record Skydiving Formation

There were 164 skydivers jumping out of seven planes over Chicago. Plus photographers. They managed to latch onto each other to set a new record in aerial formation. Don't bother counting them, just enjoy the beauty of the video.  

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The previous record was 138 skydivers in formation. These folks did it by linking up head down in the sky. Read about how it came about at Redbull. -via The Kid Should See This


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Two Gymnasts on One Surfboard

Surfing is difficult enough, but these folks had to go and add ballet and gymnastics to the sport!

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Chuck Inman and Lauren Oiye are champion tandem surfers. I guess if you’ve developed the incredible balance necessary for surfing, you may as well harness that balance further. See several more of their videos at Daily Picks and Flicks.


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Unexpected Ballet

A pair of New York street dancers prepare to tumble and breakdance for the crowd at Washington Square Park. But when they turn the music on, instead of hip-hop, the strains of Tchaikovsky’s "Sleeping Beauty Waltz" came out! What to do? There was nothing to do but dance!

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It soon became clear that these guys knew what they were doing. They are professional ballet dancers, as were the two women they pulled out of the crowd to dance with. This is the latest stunt from Improv Everywhere, which they performed several times for the changing crowds that afternoon. Read the details of the caper at their website. A good time was had by all. -via Buzzfeed


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1000 Musicians Play “Learn to Fly”

A thousand Italian singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers under the name Rockin1000 got together to play “Learn to Fly” by the Foo Fighters. Watching that many people play and sing together -well- is spine-tingling.

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The stunt, a year in the making, is intended as an invitation to Dave Grohl and the band to come and play in Cesena, Italy. Do you think they will?

Oh, in case you'd like to hear the drums and bass only, here's a personal video taken on the scene without a direct music feed.  To hear only the guitar, here's a video from a guitarist with a GoPro.

Update: The Foo Fighters have responded.

In English, that means "See you soon!"

Update #2: Dave Grohl just uploaded the Foo Fighters’ response to YouTube.

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A translation:

Hi Cesena! I'm Dave. Hi. I'm sorry, I don't speak italian... just a little bit! This video... it's amazing! Such an amazing thing... thank you! We are coming. I promise. See you soon... Thank you so much. I love you! Bye


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Amazing Skill: Manipulating a Mental Abacus


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What these Indian girls are apparently doing is manipulating in their minds and with gestures an imaginary abacus. This technique helps them keep the numbers in the man's rapid-fire math questions straight. He can barely keep ahead of them with his electronic calculator.

-via Daily of the Day


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Cyclist Picks up Car, Moves It out of Bike Lane


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Don’t park in the bike lane. Seriously: Don’t. Park. In. The. Bike. Lane. It’s not for you and this beefy cyclist will prove it to you. If your car is in the way, he’ll pick it up and move it out of the way. That’s a courtesy. A less polite response from him might be to throw the car out of the way.

-via Twisted Sifter


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Glorious Trick Shot: Two Flips, Two Baskets

Kevin Libertowski is a basketball trick shot artist, but even he was astounded that this one worked.

I made this shot from a trampoline over 60 feet away from the hoop I was shooting on. The shot starts off with a ball in my hands and another in between my legs. I then back flip releasing the ball in my hands towards the hoop, then go immediately into a front flip while exchanging the ball from my legs to my hands, then wait to rotate around a bit and shoot the second shot at the hoop while still in my front flip. Each shot reaches the hoop at the exact same time colliding inside the net for a double swish.

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It would have been tragic if any of the cameras had failed on this one shot. Yes, he made many attempts before getting it just right. -via Uproxx


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The Ice Cream Juggler


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Visit this Cold Stone Creamery in Doha, Qatar, and you’ll get a tasty treat and a show! Watch the server flick a scoop of ice cream around like he’s telekinetic. I’ll take a double scoop of chocolate, please.

-via 22 Words


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This Disc Golf Hole-in-One Shot Has to be Seen to be Believed


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There is a ton of trees in the 365 feet between the disc golf basket in the woods and the place from which the shot originates. But that didn't stop disc golfer Dave Feldberg as he competed in the Maple Hill Open in Massachusetts. Fredberg, with the help of a fortunate bounce off the ground near the basket, made this most unlikely hole in one. His final score was -12; he tied for seventh place, taking home $1,175. Via Uproxx


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The Tape Measure Master

His superpower is wielding a steel tape measure. With it, he can flip switches from across the room, snatch objects, or use a Porta-Potty. He could probably even cure a rainy day and resolve buried childhood anxieties. He's Tape Measure Man! 


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-via Tastefully Offensive


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Baseball Fan Makes Impossible Catch While Holding a Baby


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Adrian Gonzalez, a first baseman for the Dodgers, leaned over the railing to catch a ball as it arced toward the stands. He almost got it. But spectator Keith Hartley snatched it barehanded right above Gonzalez’s glove. He did this while leaning over a railing and holding and bottle-feeding his 7-month old son.

Like a boss.

The batter was ruled out due to fan interference and the Cubs went on to beat the Dodgers 1-0.


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60-year-old Teacher Gets Down to “Uptown Funk”

If you’re tired of hearing “Uptown Funk,” then just turn down the volume and watch this lady dance. Shirley Clements is a teacher at Panorama Ridge Secondary School, in Surrey, British Columbia. She’s organized and staged a local dance contest for 19 years, and this past January was her last such show. This special performance was in honor of her retirement.

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Clements is 60 years old, but she boogies, shimmies, and even break dances like someone a quarter of her age. -via The Daily Dot


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100 Places of Dance

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Matt Bray of Project One Life did a video last year in which he learned the Napolean Dynamite dance in 100 days. He’s pretty well perfected the dance, and in this video, he’s doing it in 100 different places! And he only changed clothes about eight times. The video is mesmerizing. It’s a tribute not only to his dance skills, but also the editing that made the transitions so smooth. What it once for the choreography and editing, and then a second time for the locations. -via Viral Viral Videos


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