Lena from aboxfullofstuff shows off Azure, an intricate dragon puppet she created with beautiful blue scales, horns, and details like moving eyeballs and smoke that comes out of its nostrils. We love how her costume has a fake left arm to conceal that her real arm is inside of the puppet.
Even the slightest breeze or unsteady hand will cause a house of cards to topple. Tian Rui remains undaunted. Using a stacked card technique, he built a 27-level tower in under an hour, setting a Guinness World Record. It’s nowhere near the tallest house of cards ever, which measured 25 feet tall, but Bryan Berg built that with no time limit.
Hailing from Hyvinkää, Finland, Taija Taika is a magician and an expert soap bubble artist. If we knew that could be a profession, we might have chosen a different career path. Here, she shows off her unique skill by blowing a smoke-filled bubble, then using a bubble wand to bounce it like a tennis racket.
Redditor AWildWilson found out that their landlord Julian Fuego is a musician in his spare time. It turns out he’s really good. His music video for the buzzworthy Tonight on the Cross is a perfect example of the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover.” We’re hoping this music video blows up.
Setting a dinner table for eight usually takes a few minutes. But these folks working in a dining room in China have the process down to seconds. It’s obvious that the video was sped up a bit, but the way they flip the tablecloth and spin the plates into place is still pretty impressive. (Thanks, Steven!)
Barcelona’s Maestros de la Guitarra stole a gimmick from the 2012 viral hit version of Somebody I Used to Know, performing with multiple musicians on a single acoustic guitar. Their four-person cover of Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean is our new favorite version of the track.
A bass guitar normally has four, five, or six strings. Musician Davie504 shows how having multiple strings is overrated by performing an impressive solo with just a single string at the center of his bass. Now Davie wants to know if he should perform with a 2-string or 69-string bass next.
Beatboxer Tom Thum shows off his versatility by using his throat, mouth, and a digital looper to create a synthwave track that would be right at home in a 1980s science fiction flick. He might look goofy as he makes noises, but he sure sounds good. They should hire Tom to do music for season five of Stranger Things.
Whenever we go to a mall, the music they’re playing is some kind of canned garbage designed to make you spend more money. But these shoppers were treated to something way better – pianist Glaucio Cristelo, who played an epic cover of Foo Fighters’ Everlong. His channel is filled with many more great performances.
Percussionist Dennis Chambers has performed with acts including Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, George Duke, and CAB. Drumeo challenged the legendary jazz-funk musician to listen to Tool’s Schism for the first time ever, after which he improvised a killer new drum track.
Musician Woody Williams aka Funky Geezer shows us how he warms up his stiff fingers on the piano before a performance by stretching them out and letting them fly across the keyboard. Be sure to poke around his TikTok channel for gems like Ain’t No Sunshine and Because I Got High, and the always popular Oh No!
When it comes to inflatable pools, we try to keep water inside the pool to avoid refilling them for as long as possible. But this guy doesn’t care if he loses a little H2O. Using his body, a pool float, and his knowledge of fluid dynamics, he makes the surrounding water bend to his whim.
Athlete Dmitry Politov shows off his impressive core and leg strength by running up to a street sign, planting his feet on its pole, then locking them in place to stand sideways. The hold he uses is called a toehook, which is used in rock climbing and bouldering. He posted a video that explains how he performs the move.
You might have jumped rope for fun when you were a kid or still do it for a workout, but Tori Boggs does it as her career. In this video from WIRED’s Obsessed, Tori shows off her mad rope-jumping skills and explains how she turned her passion into a profession and became a World Record-breaking champion.
Watch and listen to violinist Dmitry Rotkin as he lets his fingers do the talking in this brief pizzicato jazz improvisation, inspired by Duke Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing). His arrangement of The Beatles’ Come Together is pretty incredible as well.
An unidentified performer shows off their skills at cardistry and sleight of hand using a deck of special Blue Checkerboard playing cards. While anyone can get their hands on a similar Svengali deck, we doubt that most of us could handle it with the skill and smoothness of this magician.
Opening a coconut is best achieved with a machete or a hammer and chisel. But there are some people out there who can open a coconut bare-handed. Abheesh P. Dominic is an overachiever, and in 2017 he broke the Guinness World Record for most coconuts smashed in a minute by cracking 122 of the tough nuts using only his fist.
We’ve heard how partially-filled drinking glasses can be used as musical instruments before, and musician Fin Draper knows how to get the most out of them. Listen up as he creates a groovy beat with a beer bottle, water glass, beer glass, three tumblers, and a rocks glass, accompanied by a bass drum.
Musician Lorenzo Vaccaro is very good at playing the piano. In this TikTok clip he shows just how fast he can make his fingers fly across the keyboard with an insane 152 BPM performance of the supposedly impossible MIDI track Rush E. His Maple Leaf Rag is equally impressive.
Playing a brass or wind instrument requires good breath control. But if you want to hold a note indefinitely, you need to master circular breathing, which allows musicians to refill their lungs through the nose while breathing out through the mouth. This talented horn player clearly has got the technique figured out.