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Stitching an Artisanal Football

This is how a football is stitched and laced by hand, as demonstrated in 2011 by LemonBall and Leather Head Sports founder Paul Cunningham, courtesy of director Pascal Perich and Etsy. Cunnin...

Subo Kayak Submarine

This unusual underwater journey in South Africa involves kayaking legend, French expat, and mad inventor Olivier Feuillette, and a modified kayak. With a waterproof top, a ballast (so that it will sink), scuba tanks ...

Etereas from Flaminguettes

Etereas from Flaminguettes. The kids were impressed with the “spiderwebs” and hoop skills.

Ethio Skate

Israel Dejene, founder of Ethio Skate, narrates this film by Aaron Hutchinson and Across the Pond. Dejene describes his passion for skateboarding and how he is using the sport to engage, inspire, and empower kids R...

Midget Motor Mania!

Midget Motor Mania! With some history from Jalopy Journal:  Great pre-war tether car footage brought to you via Newsreel (as shown at the front of movies in the theater) from October of 1940. At this fairly early...

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...

Richie Parker, NASCAR racing team engineer

“I can’t say there’s anything that I can’t do… just things that I haven’t done yet.” From ESPN and SportsCenter, the story of Richie Parker, engineer for NASCAR racing team Hendrick Motorsports. via Upwo...

Bob Burnquist: Defying gravity with a skateboard

In one of the more astonishing viral videos ever made with a skateboard, watch Bob Burnquist as he demonstrates that, with practice and safety gear, you can perhaps defy gravity. Also, helicopters. via Kottke. Than...

Quadruple backflip by a robot gymnast

This rather extraordinary quadruple backflip by robot gymnast Hinamitetu may look perfectly executed now, but before the programming and physics came together, it had a long history of trials and errors that are a gre...

Sumo Wrestling

To be the winner of a sumo bout, you have forced your opponent to either step out of the ring or touch the ground with some part of their body that is not the bottom of their feet. From Nation...

2013 Japan National Yo-Yo Champion Akitoshi Tokubuchi

Akitoshi Tokubuchi is the 2013 Japan National Yo-Yo Champion and his winning routine makes it clear as to why. YoyoRecreation’s Akitoshi Tokubuchi, who was the first runner-up last year, st...

Megateam Revolution kite-flying

This video of kite-flying Megateam Revolution was filmed by Gaétan in Berck-sur-Mer, France at the 27th Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs-Volants à Berck, one of the larger kite festivals in the world. Watch how th...

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. ...

Surfboard-mounted camera: Anthony Walsh Indo surf sessions

Hodgson Hawaii's signature video style of a surfboard-mounted camera: Anthony Walsh Indo surf sessions.

How It’s Made: Baseballs

Using league standards that date back to 1872, this is How It’s Made: Baseballs. via Kottke.

Human tower-building competition: 2012 Concurs de Castells

From the 2012 Concurs de Castells, a human tower-building competition in Tarragona, Spain, watch this video by photographer David Oliete. David also took photos. A long tradition in the ...

The Art of Cricket Bat Making

Quality wood, a few craftsman with serious skills, computer assisted design, and large machines in factories! Take a factory tour with player Graeme Swann in The Art of Bat Making... cricket bat making! And if you’...

From plastic bottles to football jerseys

This Nike Better World promo video from 2012 shares the manufacturing process of how plastic bottles can turn into “the most advanced football jerseys on the planet.” (And by the way, that’s soccer/...