Starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, 1949’s Take Me Out to the Ball Game. You know, just a couple of baseball players who also do vaudeville!
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Bloopers by soccer-playing robots? Yes please! We loved watching the challenges faced by these little technological — and might I add, autonomous — wonders. The above footage is from Robocup 2010 (in Singapore) and 2011 (in Istanbul) from BotSportTV.
And here’s a “kid-size” Robocup 2012 game between Germany and Japan… (we love the action starting around 5m20s):
h/t Irene’s Internet.
Four skydivers do a choreographed dance in the Skydive Arena wind tunnel in Prague, Czech Republic.
The kid keeps asking to watch this classic viral video. I’ve explained about how the wind tunnel allows them to “fly” but i’m not sure it’s all so clear. And frankly, I don’t completely understand how they do it either. But I know we’d both love to try. Here’s another video with a lesson in action!
How cool would it be if your hot wheels cars were life-sized and could drive on massive looped tracks?! At the 2012 X Games in Los Angeles on Saturday June 30th, Team Hot Wheels professional drivers Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy made hot wheels come to life by driving two specially-designed, 3000lb cars through a six-story (66-foot tall) double vertical loop. At the needed 48-52mph, they each experienced up to 7gs of acceleration. Then they both make jumps!
Not only did their team use an understanding of physics and engineering to do the stunt successfully and safely, but they set a Guinness World Record. Do not miss Tanner’s interview about jump testing and absolutely watch the behind-the-scenes ESPN Sports Science video that explains exactly how they did it!
From the archives: a 2,000 foot long hot wheels track!
Watch streetball player Pat the Roc (Patrick Robinson) show off some truly excellent ball handling skills in this video for Let’s Go, the first song off the album Lightning by Matt and Kim. And how does Pat the Roc do it? Practice, kiddo. Lots and lots and lots of practice!
via The Curious Brain.