Harnessing his inner Rick Allen from Def Leppard, this is a video of drummer El Estepario Siberiano performing some impressively heavy riffs with a single hand while smoking with the other. Damn, he moves FAST. Me? I move at more of a turtle’s pace. You know what they say —
This is a video of climber Gus Ryan free soloing/Spider-Manning the near horizontal Zombie Roof at Smoke Bluff Wall in Squamish, British Columbia. That’s cool. TRUE STORY: I actually just rewatched Free Solo this week with my girlfriend because she’d never seen it before. She said I reminder her a
This is a video of two drivers demonstrating their skills by passing on a narrow bridge. The first backs his car within centimeters of the guardrail, while the other mounts the bridge curb and passes at an angle. Of course you’d think one of them would have just reversed back
Because the records you don’t need any special equipment for are the most economical to beat, this is a video of 20-year old Iowa clap master Dalton Meyer setting a new Guinness World Record for most claps in one minute, with a staggering 1,140, beating the previous record of 1,080.
This is a video highlighting the work of foley artists and the incredible difficulty in making just the right footstep sound effects (considered one of the hardest to duplicate) for television and movies. There is a surprising amount of thought, technique, footwear, and materials to step on that go into
This is a video of musician Jared Halley performing all the individual instrumental parts (including vocals) of Green Day’s 1992 banger ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ acapella, combining them into a multi-track performance of the entire song. That’s neat. You know, I always fancied my voice a bass guitar. It’s deep.
This is a video of two Nebraskan sousaphone players at Bennington High School (which apparently had no problem lifting their mascot from the University Of Wisconsin) having a lightsaber duel, and providing the appropriate lightsaber sound effects with their instruments. That’s fun. Way funner than anything I did in high
Because dream it and, with enough people willing to risk broken bones you can achieve it, this is a video of Spain’s Castellers de Vilafranca setting a human pyramid record with a tower nine people high. Granted the very top floor of the tower is really only a half story