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Amazing Dragon Hand Puppet

Amazing Dragon Hand Puppet

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.

Tallest House of Cards Built in One Hour

Tallest House of Cards Built in One Hour

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.

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Soap Bubble Tennis

Soap Bubble Tennis

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.

Julien Fuego: Tonight on the Cross

Julien Fuego: Tonight on the Cross

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.

How to Set a Dinner Table

How to Set a Dinner Table

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!)

4 Men, 1 Guitar

4 Men, 1 Guitar

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.

One-String Bass Solo

One-String Bass Solo

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.

Synthwave Beatboxing

Synthwave Beatboxing

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.

Everlong in the Mall

Everlong in the Mall

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.

Dennis Chambers Plays Tool

Dennis Chambers Plays Tool

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.

Funky Geezer Warms Up His Fingers

Funky Geezer Warms Up His Fingers

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!

MB14: En Aparté

MB14: En Aparté

French beatboxer Mohamed Belkhir aka MB14 is back with another epic performance, this time using his vocal and live-looping skills to emulate various musical instruments, a chorus, and an operatic lead singer, bringing it all together with a middle-eastern flair.

15 Years of Beatboxing

15 Years of Beatboxing

There are plenty of amateur beatboxers out there, but it takes years of practice to turn it into a profession. Vocalist D-low offers an audible history of his progression from entry-level to world beatbox champion in a single 1-minute video.

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Bending Water in a Blow-up Pool

Bending Water in a Blow-up Pool

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.

Singing While Drinking

Singing While Drinking

The idea that you could sing a coherent song while your mouth is full of wine seems implausible. But this guy not only can gulp down a bota full of wine while singing, but he also does it without so much as a gurgle or a drop of liquid dribbling out of his mouth.

Staircase Shuffle

Staircase Shuffle

The last time we saw someone dance on a staircase, it was in Joker. While that was a memorable cinematic moment, Joaquin Phoenix has nothing on the moves of Tuzelity Shuffle, who showed off their impressive synchronized dancing skills on the stairs at an IKEA store.

Insane Core Strength

Insane Core Strength

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.

Martial Arts Remake

Martial Arts Remake

The guys from China’s Remake Team specialize in replicating scenes from martial arts movies and anime. In this clip, they take on a classic fight sequence from Jet Li’s Fist of Legend. There’s also a split-screen version of the video up on Reddit.

Master of the Jump Rope

Master of the Jump Rope

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.

Bagged It

Bagged It

We were scratching our heads for a minute after watching this factory worker work their magic bagging up bicycles. The trick involves first filling the bag with air, then flipping it around just right for an instant wrap around the bike.

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Pizzicato Master

Pizzicato Master

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.

Cardistry + Magic

Cardistry + Magic

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.

Smashing Coconuts by Hand

Smashing Coconuts by Hand

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.

Master of the Water Glass

Master of the Water Glass

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.

Crazy Fast Piano Player

Crazy Fast Piano Player

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.

Circular Breathing Master

Circular Breathing Master

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.

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