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Frames of Mind: Tricks visualized by freestyle mountain biker Matt Jones

Freestyle mountain biker Matt Jones visualizes his incredible MTB tricks with the help of rotoscoping, keying, and luma keying techniques—"'cutting around' Matt and his bike mid trick to insert in the same shot in rea...

A world record 217-way 3 points skydive over Arizona in 360°

Watch as skydivers set a 217-way 3 points Sequential FAI World Record with their formation at Skydive Arizona for the Sequential Games 2017 in October. Via Air Sports Net: After setting the initial formation, thos...

The complicated history of surfing – TED Ed

Today, surfing is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, with tens of millions of enthusiasts worldwide. For some it’s a serious sport; for others, just a way to let loose. But despite its casual association with fun...

Go-Kart Racing With the Emirati Speed Sisters

As the first female pro go-kart drivers in the UAE, sisters Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi are breaking barriers, busting myths and beating the boys. Inspired by their father—pro racer Khaled Al Qubaisi—the girls decided t...

Swiss freestyle skier’s acrobatic parkour training

Behold how 19 year old Swiss skier Andri Ragettli takes on this challenging parkour course, jumping, flipping, rolling, balancing, and landing with incredible control. The on point performance is part of his training ...

A floating dock launches surfers onto, under, & over waves

A 100-foot plastic floating dock curls over the Balinese waves. Six pro Volcom surfers—Balaram Stack, Imaikalani Devault, Noa Deane, Ozzie Wright, Mitch Coleborn, and Yago Dora—launch off of it with their boards, some...

Why Not Now? Vivian Stancil

When Vivian Stancil was 49 years old, her doctor told her that she needed to immediately improve her health. Despite being afraid of the water—she's legally blind and had never been in a pool before—she was determined...

How table tennis balls are made

The process of making table tennis balls includes lots of measuring and at least one trade secret. Competition-ready balls also go through a series of quality checks by hand—testing the balls' surface, veer, hardness,...

A 19 year old freerunner takes on the ‘World’s Largest Parkour Course’

My name is Calen Chan, and this is a FULL POV RUN of the Skyladder Parkour course at Tianman Mountain in China! I had the wonderful opportunity to come and play here at this beautiful location called Heaven's Gate. It...

A (Football) League of Their Own

When Sam Gordon started playing football as a 9-year-old, there were no girls-only teams for her to join. So she played with the boys, and excelled. Not long after, Gordon's father uploaded a clip of his daughter brea...

Calculating Pi (π) with Darts

Can you calculate Pi (π) by throwing darts at a square and circle target as randomly as possible? Physics Girl's Dianna Cowern and Veritasium's Derek Muller attempt the challenge, and when "randomly" doesn't happen, t...

How to practice effectively…for just about anything

Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to m...

Incredible indoor skydiving flyers at the 2017 Wind Games

A little like ice skating, gymnastics, or modern dance while flying, this indoor skydiving freestyle routine by Poland’s Maja Kuczyńska, performed at the 2017 Wind Games in Catalonia, Spain, is made possible by four h...

Jackie Robinson, baseball pioneer and American hero

It was 1947 when Jack Roosevelt Robinson, known as 'Jackie' in popular culture, put an end to segregation in baseball as the first African American player in the major leagues. This Mini Bio reveals his life before ba...

The incredible sport of cup stacking, explained

Sport stacking (also called cup stacking and speed stacking) may look pretty straight forward -- upstacking and downstacking x-number of cups in a certain order as fast as possible -- but it's the millisecond improvem...

Why are we so attached to our things? – TED Ed

After witnessing the “violent rage” shown by babies whenever deprived of an item they considered their own, Jean Piaget – a founding father of child psychology – observed something profound about human nature: Our sen...

Most basketball three pointers in one minute (single ball)

For basketball fans and world record aficionados alike, the Harlem Globetrotters went after a few Guinness World Records while at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas this November. Above, Cheese Chisholm scores the ...

Behold the Human Towers of Catalonia

From Great Big Story, a very tall story — 9 to 10 tiers and nearly 15.4 meters or 50 feet high — from Tarragona, Spain where thousands of people gather for an incredible contest of strength, focus, and teamwork. Behol...

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