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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. Watch more sports videos and more videos about handmade things. 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: A factory tour

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! Related vid...

Turning plastic bottles into 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/...

Eddie the Sea Otter plays basketball in the pool

Eddie the Sea Otter lives at the Oregon Zoo where he practices playing basketball in the pool to help relieve the arthritis in his elbows. via Viral Viral Videos.

Peforming at the annual windless kite flying festival & competition

Windless kite flying is an indoor sport that is celebrated in an annual windless kite festival and competition at Long Beach, Washington's World Kite Museum. The kite flies thanks to the small amount of wind created ...

Human-Powered Helicopters: Straight Up Difficult

NPR’s Human-Powered Helicopters: Straight Up Difficult! How difficult? The Sikorsky Prize from the American Helicopter Society has promised $250,000 to anyone that build’s a human-powered heli...

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra – Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

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!

Everynone: Ball

With images from Google Search and music by J.S. Bach (“Nun Freut Euch”), Everynone and director Daniel Mercadante re-introduce the Ball. via Booooooom.

Soccer-playing robots

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 Singa...

Skydive in a wind tunnel

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 t...

Life-sized Hot Wheels: X Games Double Dare Loop

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 ...