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The Backflip That Broke the Internet

You may have seen a Tweet somewhere, or many places, over the weekend featuring a guy in high heels doing a backflip. It ends disgustingly poorly, but has nearly 14 million views so far. It probably helps that everyone who saw it had to watch it again. Now we know who is behind it. The guy in the video is circus acrobat Jiemba Sands (previously at Neatorama). The ending is the work of VFX artist Raghav Anil Kumar.  

Anil Kumar noted that Sands' content is usually surprising, like when he gracefully trips over a log or falls off a tree branch, but still ends up on his feet.

"My goal was to up the levels on both those aspects and I think the idea worked," Anil Kumar said. "I tried to challenge myself to make something that's already unexpected even more unexpected, and Jiemba's content was the perfect fit for this."

An Instagram video shows how it was done.



Read more about the project at Mashable.


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