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The Fastest Hands in Track and Field

The Fastest Hands in Track and Field

Guinness World Records introduces us to Zion Clark, a wrestler, athlete, and inspiration to all. Zion was born without legs due to a rare genetic syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped him from running faster than most people who have legs. Zion’s dream is to become a wrestling champ and medal-winning Olympian.

Feet Child O’ Mine

Feet Child O’ Mine

Brazilian musician Johnatha Bastos was born with partially-formed arms. But he doesn’t let that get in his way. As he proves in this awesome guitar cover of Sweet Child O’ Mine, talent and tenacity can help overcome any physical challenge. Oh, and he plays keyboards too.

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4-Wheel Mountain Biking

4-Wheel Mountain Biking

Athlete Stacy Kohut broke his back in an accident in 1992. That hasn’t stopped him from continuing his pursuit of outdoor thrills. With the help of a custom 4-wheel bike, he rips through downhill courses like a boss. Enjoy an exciting ride through Whistler Bike Park in this film by Chris Ricci, then learn more about Stacy’s story.

How to Enter a Semi Truck in a Wheelchair

How to Enter a Semi Truck in a Wheelchair

Since 2018, Bernie Bergan has lived with a spinal injury that limits mobility in his legs. But that doesn’t stop the Norwegian from carrying out his job as a professional truck driver. In this video, Bernie shows how he gets into the cab of his 18-wheeler like a boss. He controls the truck’s gas and brakes with hand controls.

Playing the Violin with One Arm

Playing the Violin with One Arm

Nurse and musician Manani Ito tragically lost her arm in a car accident back in 2004. Despite the challenges, she has figured out a way to continue playing the violin, using a custom prosthetic that attaches to her shoulder, and lets her control the bow’s movement.

Darrius Simmons: Dreams Are Forever

Darrius Simmons: Dreams Are Forever

Musician Darrius Simmons is living proof that no matter what obstacles may stand in your way, it’s possible to overcome them. Despite having only four fingers, Darrius is a brilliant piano player. In this clip from the 2019 Not Impossible awards, he performs his original composition Dreams Are Forever.

How to Survive a Plane Crash

How to Survive a Plane Crash

Being in a plane crash is one of our worst nightmares. UNILAD sat down with Jamie Hull, a former British serviceman who survived after his plane caught fire 1000 feet in the air. Despite the inferno around him, Jamie kept his composure to save his own life. His account of the incident is both a terrifying and inspiring story of survival.

McConaughey’s American Pep Talk

McConaughey’s American Pep Talk

“Start building bridges instead of dead ends. Love our neighbors. Make amends.” Actor and author Matthew McConaughey offers up some sage advice for Americans, reminding us that if we work together instead of against each other, we can achieve greatness, even in the face of all the adversity that 2020 has thrown our way.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Oldies

Rock ‘n’ Roll Oldies

Nursing homes have been on a lonely lockdown for months. Robert Speker, activities coordinator for the UK’s Sydmar Lodge care home, decided to entertain residents by recreating famous LP covers with their photos. All funds from their GoFundMe campaign benefit Alzheimers Society, Age UK, and Dementia Friends.

Humble Black Game Developer Fund

Humble Black Game Developer Fund

Humble Bundle offers great deals on games, software, and ebooks, while doing good for the world around us. Now, they’ve kicked off a $1 million annual fund to help black game developers produce, market, and distribute their titles via Humble Games. Developers interested in the program can apply here.

Rainbow Connection 2020

Rainbow Connection 2020

Feeling a little blue? Kermit the Frog is here to bring a little sunshine into your day with a fresh performance of Paul Williams’ classic tune Rainbow Connection, as he socially distances alongside a country stream. We really need to rewatch The Muppet Movie now.

The Greatest Risk of All.

The Greatest Risk of All.

Are you on the path you really want to be on, or are you just going through the motions? Photographer and world traveler Danny Mcgee shares his story about how he dropped out of college to pursue his dreams, which led him to experience some of greatest adventures on the planet, and to build a business around it.

Rolex Retirement Plan

Rolex Retirement Plan

While Antiques Roadshow was visiting West Fargo, ND’s Bonanzaville, a U.S. Air Force veteran stopped by with a Rolex Oyster Cosmograph watch he purchased in the 1970s for about $350. While that was a lot of money back then, his investment truly paid off, especially since he never wore it, and saved all of the original paperwork.

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A Life in Numbers

A Life in Numbers

As philosopher Albert Camus said “Life is a sum of all your choices.” In Kingdom of Something’s lighthearted short, they provide some stats about how much of our lives we spend performing everyday tasks, and some of the figures might help you better allocate your time.

Building a Bionic Leg

Building a Bionic Leg

As biotech advances, the quality of life for disabled people has the potential to improve dramatically. Bloomberg introduces us to engineers from MIT’s Biomechatronics Lab, including Everett Lawson, who had an experimental kind of amputation which lets him directly control a robotic leg and foot with his mind.

Important Songs: Brush Your Teeth

Important Songs: Brush Your Teeth

Filmmaker and musician Tyler Russo presents a depressing reminder of the more mundane and repetitive nature of life in this vocoder saturated video clip he created for Adult Swim. If nothing else, it’ll provide some motivation for you to change things up. Listen to the full song here.

Just Dance: Able

Just Dance: Able

Choreographer Jacob Jonas teamed up with ILL-Abilities, a breakdancing crew who proves that physical challenges won’t stand in the way of those with a strong will and dedication to their craft. A beautifully shot and inspiring short film from NOWNESS.

Felipe vs. the Loop

Felipe vs. the Loop

Felipe Nunes is a double amputee, but that doesn’t hold him back from his love for skateboarding. In this clip from RIDE Channel, Felipe goes up against his nemesis – a 360º loop he’s been trying to conquer for some time. With the help of some friends and a longer starting ramp, he was able to pull off the dangerous stunt.

You Don’t Need to Be Exceptional

You Don’t Need to Be Exceptional

In some cultures, and even more so in certain households, it’s drilled into our heads that in order to be successful in life, that you MUST be the absolute best. The School of Life is here to remind us that living life well isn’t equated with such lofty goals, and how the pressures of achievement often make our lives worse.

Installing a Living Room Elevator

Installing a Living Room Elevator

Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything is engaged to Cambry Kaylor, who suffered a tragic horseback accident when she was 18, leaving her partially paralyzed. To improve her mobility in their home, he ripped a hole through the second floor, and installed a Stiltz Lifts elevator for her to get up and downstairs with ease.

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We Are NASA

We Are NASA

Accompanied by the familiar voice of Dirty Jobs and The Deadliest Catch announcer Mike Rowe, NASA offers up a truly inspiring video that both looks back on its many achievements, and looks forward to pioneering with many new missions. We choose to go to the moon… again!

Why Climb the Highest Mountain?

Why Climb the Highest Mountain?

After Skool reminds us how world leaders can and should inspire humanity, taking President John F. Kennedy’s impressive and memorable 1962 speech about science, discovery, and enlightenment, and illustrating some of its many highlights.

Music of the Spheres

Music of the Spheres

Emic Films introduces us to Wanda Diaz-Merced, an astrophysicist and computer scientist from Puerto Rico who studies the stars not through sight, but through sound. Despite losing her eyesight due to diabetes, she’s as passionate as anyone else in her field.

Unicycling Across China

Unicycling Across China

The idea of riding a bicycle 3400 miles across China is daunting enough, but Ed Pratt did that with one fewer wheel, and carrying his camping gear. In this video, he completes his epic journey as he approaches the Vietnam border. Check out previous episodes from his trip here.

Crazy Sh*t

Crazy Sh*t

(PG-13: Language) “And dogs? A few years ago it was a wolf! We just gave it love, and look what happened!” Daniel Koren reminds us of the things we take for granted that would actually blow our minds if we only stopped to appreciate them. Life – it’s a hell of a drug.

Mr. Overton

Mr. Overton

National Geographic introduces us to Richard Overton, America’s oldest living World War II veteran. The 109 year-old drinks whiskey, smokes cigars, and can still walk, talk, and has a valid driver’s license. He’s sharp as a tack, and could teach all of us a thing or two about life.

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