This is a video of a little girl demonstrating some mind blowingly impressive hand dancing optical illusions. It took me several views to understand just what the hell was going on, and even then my mind was blown, but, FULL DISCLOSURE: that doesn’t take much. “I’ve had to block him
These are a couple videos of athlete Dmitry Politov brutally reminding me just how out of shape I am and performing several human flags by jumping up and attaching himself to vertical poles with just his feet (aka toe-hooking). If you’re interested in badly injuring yourself, the second video is
Because I’m not really sure why, but there’s definitely no excuse for it, this is a video of ‘The Prayer’, a robotic mouth developed by conceptual scientist Diemut Strebe at MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology that endlessly sings AI-generated prayers. It was developed “to explore the possibilities of
This is a short video of a contortionist performing a series of moves and poses that almost made me forget his upper body is connected to his lower body. Or is it?! Dum dum dum! He begins with some flips where his feet and hands touch the ground simultaneously, and
Finally putting an end to the debate of how just long a person can rest their ass on the back of their head, this is a video of Mongolian contortionist Tsatsral Erdenebileg setting the new Guinness World Record for “Longest Time To Hold The Marinelli Bend Position” with a very
This is a video of a woman presumably auditioning for my traveling circus by simultaneously spinning hula hoops on pretty much every body part possible (including hair bun), without them all hitting each other and ruining the act. Now that’s impressive. And she makes it all look so effortless too.
In news that just made my own penis want to pack up its balls and move south, Finnish skier Remi Lindholm suffered a frozen unit during the Beijing Winter Olympics men’s 50k cross-country event, which had already been reduced to 30k due to extreme temperatures and high winds. Apparently this
This is a video from WIRED of delightful trauma surgeon Annie Onishi giving a breakdown of all thirty of Harry and Marv’s injuries from Home Alone and Home Alone II: Lost in New York, discussing in detail the actual damage that would have been done to them as a result.