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People Are Awesome: Fitness Edition

People Are Awesome: Fitness Edition

Here’s one for the folks who resolved to be more fit this year. People Are Awesome’s motivational compilation features feats of strength, endurance, and most of all reps. Another one. And another one. And another one. Hinges.

On the Roofs: Christ the Redeemer

On the Roofs: Christ the Redeemer

The trespassing thrill-seekers climbed the world famous statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s a short climb compared to their other conquests, but they did manage a nearly impossible feat: taking pictures of the tourist spot devoid of other tourists.

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Fire-breathing Backflip Slow Mo

Fire-breathing Backflip Slow Mo

The infamous Steve-O dropped by The Slow Mo Guys’ headquarters for one of their best episodes yet. The idea was that he’d set his hand on fire, do a backflip and spit flammable oil to pop a hanging balloon, which would then unload water on him. The stunt starts at 2:11.

Skateboard Switcheroo

Skateboard Switcheroo

Skateboarders Mitchie Brusco and Italo Penarrubia teamed up to perform an unusual and impressive stunt – as they rode down a jumbo-sized ramp, across a jump, and swapped boards in mid-air before landing on the other side of the chasm.

Longest BMX Front Wheelie

Longest BMX Front Wheelie

BMX rider Davis Dudelis turned his bike into an impromptu unicycle, cruising 263 meters (~862 feet) balanced only on the front wheel of his two-wheeler. While it’s not been confirmed by Guinness, it’s definitely longer than the record for a rear wheelie.

People Are Awesome 2015

People Are Awesome 2015

A flexible weightlifter, a strong mime and acrobats of all ages, shapes and sizes feature in this year’s People Are Awesome compilation. Now we want to see a compilation of unglamorous but essential jobs. Check out the sources in the video’s description.

Danny MacAskill: Cascadia

Danny MacAskill: Cascadia

Consistently awesome street trials rider Danny MacAskill takes on another epic playground for his bike – the rooftops, railings, and staircases of the colorful and picturesque setting of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands.

Best of Web 8

Best of Web 8

Editor Zapatou has outdone himself with this 21-minute supercut of awesome people, places and things. There are over 500 clips of spectacular acts of athleticism, daring, free-spiritedness, humor and talent, each of which helps reaffirm your faith in humanity.

4 Year-Old Drives a Truck

4 Year-Old Drives a Truck

To demonstrate their durability and traction control system, Volvo Trucks put Sophie, a 4 year-old girl behind the wheel of an 18-ton truck, and asked her to drive it through a challenging obstacle course. For safety’s sake, she used a remote control. Thank goodness.

9 Year-Old Triple Decade

9 Year-Old Triple Decade

Watch as this little kid in Japan pulls one of the most epic and challenging BMX flatland tricks – a triple decade. That’s the move where you pull three full 360º spins around the handlebars. The bike drop at the end is the BMX version of the mic drop. Original on Vine.

Double Space Net BASE Line

Double Space Net BASE Line

(PG-13: Language) MrSlackline jumps from the Thug Mansion, a huge webbed structure that he built with nearly 100 other people. They used 21,000ft. of cords to make two large nets, both suspended from a height of 400ft. and connected by an 80ft. double slackline.

Tow Rope Drifting

Tow Rope Drifting

From the “don’t try this at home” file, watch what happens when this car is tethered to the rear of a moving vehicle, while its occupants swerve recklessly across the road. Fortunately, the car they’re torturing is Russia’s abysmal Lada Samara.

The Horizontal Skate Loop

The Horizontal Skate Loop

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk pulled off a crazy trick that seemed to defy gravity – as he zipped through a custom built obstacle that formed a horizontal loop. Of course, the attempt was not without a few painful failures.

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BJ Baldwin’s Recoil 3

BJ Baldwin’s Recoil 3

Off-road race champ BJ Baldwin takes his 800 hp trophy truck through the forests and urban jungles of the Pacific Northwest to hunt down an elusive sasquatch named Bruce, who has a speedy off-road vehicle of his own. For more fun, check out Recoil 1 and Recoil 2.

Kriss Kyle: Kaleidoscope

Kriss Kyle: Kaleidoscope

Freestyle BMX athlete Kriss Kyle demonstrates his skills on a trippy indoor course formed from sharply contrasting ramps, moving platforms, and optical illusions galore. View the film on Red Bull’s website, then see how it was made here. YouTube mirror here.

Climbing the Eiffel Tower

Climbing the Eiffel Tower

James Kingston and a fellow free climber snuck up to the top platform of the Eiffel Tower. They ended up staying around 9 hours on the iconic structure, partly because they were spotted by security. They were eventually arrested but were let go without charges.

Car Surprise

Car Surprise

When we first saw how slowly this car was going around the racetrack, we figured that it had a mechanical problem. But it turns out it’s got much bigger issues than we could have ever imagined. (Thanks Robert!)

Polaris RZR XP1K3

Polaris RZR XP1K3

RJ Anderson takes the third version of UTVUnderground and Holz Racing’s souped up Polaris RZR XP Turbo through Ohio’s old steel mills, factories and train yards. The 1500lb. XP1K3 has a turbocharged 200hp engine, Walker Evans shocks and Holz’s invincible suspension.

Car Seesaw

Car Seesaw

A couple of tiny cars perform a stunt in which they balance on a fulcrum like a giant teeter-totter. We’re just impressed that the driver on the left didn’t back off the end of the ramp.

Powersliding an Airplane

Powersliding an Airplane

A single-engine plane comes in for a landing in the snow, then its pilot decides to hot dog a bit by drifting his plane through the white stuff like a car doing donuts in a parking lot. Once he’s had his fill, he proceeds to take back off again. Show off.

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Nothing Front Bike Flip

Nothing Front Bike Flip

Just a couple of weeks after he blew our minds with the world’s first BMX triple front-flip, Nitro Circus’ whiz kid Ryan Williams is back with another intense feat, pulling off a trick that used to be performed only with scooters.

BMX Triple Front-Flip

BMX Triple Front-Flip

It wasn’t that long ago that we saw BMX rider Ryan Williams pull off an awe-inspiring single front-flip on his bike, and now he’s bested that by 3x, with an epic triple version of the same stunt – though not without some worthy competition and numerous spills along the way.

On the Roofs: Two Spires

On the Roofs: Two Spires

The crazy free-climbing duo On the Roofs shared their latest video – a view from the very top of the 1,094ft. Shimao International Plaza in Shanghai, China. We nearly peed ourselves when they got to the lightning rod.

Amazing Wingsuit Cameraman

Amazing Wingsuit Cameraman

Extreme athlete Graham Dickinson shared his recent wingsuit flight from France’s Le Brévent mountain not to show off, but to point out the skill of his buddy Dario Zanon, who shot this video and kept up with Graham the whole way.

Cat: Tug of War

Cat: Tug of War

For their latest Built For It Trials video, Cat pitted Hafthor “Thor” Bjornsson (aka “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones) against their D10T Dozer in the ultimate tug of war. Will Europe’s strongest man be defeated by his 77-ton nemesis and frigid Icelandic climate?

Lolo Jones Goes Airborne

Lolo Jones Goes Airborne

Track star Lolo Jones is used to speed – jumping over hurdles, not doing barrel rolls. Red Bull dropped Lolo into a plane with stunt pilot Kirby Chambliss to see how she’d take to the skies. Lolo’s reactions are priceless, but Kirby’s calm demeanor is even more astounding.

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