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The largest school of rays ever caught on film

Tens of thousands of mobula rays come together off the coast of Baja California in a brilliant display of their massive numbers underwater. Then watch them breach for reasons unknown. The leaps out of the water are sp...

Planthopper Nymphs

Those are not flowers or snowflakes, nor are they small Easter parade hats or very tiny Komondors. These are a species of Planthopper Nymphs featured in the Smithsonian Channel's Wild Burma: Chasing Tigers, and they c...

Mandarin ducklings dive

From episode 10 of the BBC's Planet Earth, Seasonal Forests, watch these tree-nesting Mandarin ducklings dive from unbelievably high heights, only 24 hours after hatching. File under: nature is amazing. In the arch...

The Washington Ballet’s hardest dance moves

From the Washington Post: watch as six Washington Ballet dancers demonstrate their most challenging moves. In the archives: more jaw-dropping ballet moves, including this clip of Mikhail Baryshnikov in ...

A circus in an abandoned Victorian Sail factory

An abandoned Victorian Sail factory becomes the stage for London’s Circulus, a circus company that mixes traditional and modern performing arts in found and forgotten spaces around th...

Bionic Kangaroo

Festo HQ, the engineering team that brought us Aqua Penguins, Aqua Jellyfish, dragonfly-inspired BionicOpters, and a robot that flies like a bird can now add Bionic Kangaroo to their list of...

The Mudskipper

This amphibious fish is called a mudskipper and it uses its pectoral fins to walk on land, specifically mud. It also rolls, jumps, digs, excavates, socializes, fights for territory, and breathes...

Bunny Jumping Competition

Who knew that bunny show-jumping was a thing? This 2012 Vice report from the Rabbit Grand National in Harrogate in Yorkshire, England is full of ear-flopping, high-jumping excellence.

Japanese television: Tires on a ski jump

Which tire will roll down the ski jump fastest and jump the farthest? A Formula One tire? An enormous bulldozer tire? The smallest tire? This clip from Japanese television has made the rounds i...

Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers

Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers, a 10 second adventure by Wayne Unten. Music by Dave Gottlieb. via Ice Cream Hater.

Can You Walk on Water? (Non-Newtonian Fluid Pool)

This commercial features a 2,100 gallon pool of the cornstarch and water mixture known as oobleck, one of our favorite non-newtonian fluids. It was filmed in Kuala Lumpur by KIX for a Malaysia...

The Earth’s magnetic field helps foxes target mice in the snow

With its exceptional hearing, the red fox can detect when a small animal is scurrying around up to 3 feet under the snow, and their high jump to surprise and catch that animal — called &...

Cougar vs. salmon

A zipline, a spring, and a frozen salmon have made grabbing a bite to eat a lot more fun for the Oregon Zoo’s cougars. Zoo Keeper Michelle Schireman explains how this new device exercises their powerful apex pr...

A large biscuit and a small mouse

This is the short story of a large biscuit and a small mouse.

FIVE/FIVE: Learning how to dunk

Brandon Todd is 5’5’’ and he can dunk. He has never believed his height to be a limitation but an opportunity to change how people view small athletes.  FIVE/FIVE, a documentary directed b...

Pocket’s powermove “tutorial”

Watch B-boy Pocket, of the Korean dance group Morning of Owl, as he demonstrates how much he’s practiced his gymnastics-fueled breakdancing moves in this advanced power combo tutorial. Also, it’s not a tu...

BBC Africa: Springboks pronking

This is one of the kids’ favorite moments in Cape, an episode of the BBC series Africa: springboks pronking, or leaping high into the air — up to 13 feet! In Afrikaans and Dutch, ...

Adrienn Banhegyi’s world record jump rope skills

Watch Cirque de Soleil performer Adrienn Banhegyi demonstrate the skills that have earned her two world records and a few World and European Jump Rope championships. via Laughing Squid. ...

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