This is a photo of Twitter user @aleashuhh’s cat performing a fairly convincing version of the detachable thumb trick — except with an entire leg — thanks to a tucked paw and the fortuitous position of a dog bone. In @aleashuhh’s own words: “Nearly had a heart attack.” Obviously, I
This is a video of Youtuber The Q building a chair based on tensegrity (aka floating structural compression, links to Wikipedia) that’s large and strong enough to support the weight of a relatively lightweight adult human and a Coca-Cola can. Now I read the Wikipedia article I linked to above
This is a video from the Moscow Metro of a man casually demonstrating his contact juggling skills. His one-ball routine is impressive enough, but the three and four ball skills starting around 1:30 are where the real magic happens. How are some people so smooth with their fingers and hands?
This is a short video of a pitcher throwing a clever sleight-of-hand pitch for a strike. That’s cool, but you still need two more for an out, and I think the jig is up with this pitch. I’d mix it up with maybe something behind the back or between the
This is ‘Best Tricks’, a video edited by Fernando Livschitz featuring some Nitro World Games and Nitro Circus big ramp BMX tricks with the bikes completely removed from the video. It was pretty funny to watch. Of course there’s also the very real possibility that there were never any bikes
This is a video of the Guinness World Record number of costume change illusions in one minute, with a very respectable 18 different costumes. She could have actually performed more, but the grand finale took fifteen seconds itself AND WAS WORTH EVERY SECOND OF IT. For reference, it took me
This is a segment from Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 7, episode 8) starring French magician Léa Kyle and her incredible quick change act, in which she repeatedly changes outfits in an instant. Even Penn & Teller aren’t sure how she performed all of them. And, perhaps even more
This is a video from Youtube channel The King Of Random of a bunch of nested balloons being popped and filmed in ultra slow motion. Could you even imagine watching this sort of ultra slow motion video as a king in medieval times? You’d swear there was so much sorcery