Awesome Talents

Head-to-Head Stair Climb

Head-to-Head Stair Climb

We imagine it’s hard enough to walk on level ground while balancing another person on your head. Giang Quoc Nghiep and Giang Quoc Co pulled off the trick while climbing up 100 stairs. They did it in record time, ascending to the top of the staircase in just 53 seconds.

Guitarists Mix and Match Hands

Guitarists Mix and Match Hands

Guitarist Dave Simpson and bass player Carina Powell aka Cici Bass show off their dexterity by performing the craziest duet ever. You see, Dave is fretting the bass while Cici plucks its strings, and Cici is fretting the guitar while Dave strums it. It’s like a game of Guitar Twister.

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One String to Rule them All

One String to Rule them All

An electric bass guitar usually has four strings, though some variants out there have five or six strings. But musician Charles Berthoud proves you can get away with just a single string on a bass guitar, as he demonstrates in this impressive solo performance.

Swimming In a Circle

Swimming In a Circle

Kristina Makushenko is a world champion in artistic swimming. We watched in awe as she performed this seemingly impossible trick in which she maneuvers from a standing position through a 360º loop by precisely controlling her body and breathing. Her upside-down moonwalk is equally bonkers.

DJ Duet

DJ Duet

Most DJs are solo artists or back other band members, but DJ Fong Fong and Mart One like to perform together on the same mixing deck and turntables. Watch and listen as they absolutely slay this live mix of the UZ track Trap Sh*t V18 and the Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock classic It Takes Two.

Drill Team Razzle-Dazzle

Drill Team Razzle-Dazzle

As part of a promotional event, members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard strutted their stuff in New York’s Times Square. Among their routines was this impressively choreographed sequence in which a sergeant marches through a line of soldiers spinning and tossing bayonet-tipped rifles.

Fire Breathing Staircase Trick

Fire Breathing Staircase Trick

Fire breathing is usually a solo endeavor, but not for these guys who turned it into a team activity. Derrick Vermin and his pals pulled off this amazing trick known as the Ascending Dragon, passing fire from one daredevil to another and climbing from the ground floor to the roof of a building.

On the Handlebars

On the Handlebars

Freestyle BMX rider Mike “Hucker” Clark shows off his balance by riding around a skate park standing on a bike’s handlebars. Redditor Bengcord3 provided the perfect description for the video: “I’ve never seen someone so talented do something so difficult while looking like an absolute amateur at that thing the entire time.”

26 Minutes of Accordion Genius

26 Minutes of Accordion Genius

A few years back, musician Alexandr Hrustevich wowed us with his mad accordion skills. Now sit back and fill your ears with this nearly 30-minute classical solo concert that includes music by Bach, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Albinoni. All we can say is he must have some serious calluses on his fingertips.

Playing Piano on a Bass

Playing Piano on a Bass

When is a bass guitar not a bass guitar? When it’s a piano, of course. Musician Charles Berthoud demonstrates what that sounds like with a fingerstyle bass rendition of Scott Joplin’s ragtime classic The Entertainer, incorporating some insane flourishes.

Throwing a Boomerang Axe

Throwing a Boomerang Axe

It takes time and effort to learn to throw a boomerang and have it come back to you. But even if we had all the boomerang throwing skills in the world, we wouldn’t attempt what Master S. Kamaraj of Vajram Warriors does – throwing and catching a boomerang with an axe head. He also has done it with a double-sided axe head.

Adam Barrett: Acoustic Covers

Adam Barrett: Acoustic Covers

We couldn’t pick just one song from musician Adam Barrett’s YouTube channel, so we’re recommending that you listen to all of them. The talented guitarist and vocalist will fill your ears with warm and soulful sounds through his acoustic covers of tunes by The Beach Boys, The Cure, The Smiths, The Jam, The Beatles, and more.

Insane Fishing Line Casting

Insane Fishing Line Casting

Casting a line with power is something every fisherman wants to do. But the way that this guy casts a line is unreal – building up tremendous momentum, and using a pendulum casting technique to send his lure hundreds of feet over the water. It’s gonna take a while to reel this sucker in.

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Everything Looks Awesome in Reverse

Everything Looks Awesome in Reverse

Kuma Films is known for capturing the nuances of movement by talented people around the world. Following up on Everything Looks Awesome in Slow Motion, they revisited some of their slick action footage, and played it backwards. The result is just as eye-catching as the footage played in the regular direction.

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.

Playing 6 Octaves on a Trumpet

Playing 6 Octaves on a Trumpet

Trumpets typically play notes across a three-octave range. But in the hands and lips of the great Arturo Sandoval, it’s possible to extract almost twice that range. Listen as he plays the lowest lows to the highest highs in this excerpt from Dizzy Gillespie’s Night in Tunisia, with the United States Air Force Band in 2011.

Yard Work on a Unicycle

Yard Work on a Unicycle

It takes skill to balance on a unicycle, but even if you’re an expert, we don’t recommend using power tools at the same time. That didn’t stop Mike Taylor from weed whacking his lawn while riding on his one-wheeler. Mike’s backyard antics are contrasted by a more graceful demo by fellow unicyclist Marie Schlenker.

Bounce Juggling

Bounce Juggling

Kateryna Nikiforova is an expert at bounce juggling, a type of juggling that involves bouncing objects off of a hard surface. Here, she shows off her coordination and timing using a set of angled bounce surfaces. We love this color-embellished video of one of her routines too.

MB14: Genius

MB14: Genius

French musician MB14 shows off his impressive mix of beatboxing, live-looping, and singing skills with a creative solo cover of the LSD (Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo) track Genius. He tosses in a bit of whistling and an operatic falsetto for bonus points. Despite the pause, the song is far from over at 1:45.

House of the Rising Sun: Low Bass Cover

House of the Rising Sun: Low Bass Cover

Geoff Castellucci has an incredible voice – and the looks to go with. After vibrating our eardrums with his deep bass, he breaks out into a multi-layered a capella performance of The Animals’ House of the Rising Sun that shows off his vocal range. Dig it? Check out his covers of Sixteen Tons and High and Dry.

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Octuple Trampoline Backflip

Octuple Trampoline Backflip

If you catch enough air on a trampoline, it’s not terribly hard to do a single or even a double backflip. But Ernest Brenchley from Radial Flipz is an overachiever, and with the help of a few of his friends adding some extra spring, he managed to pull a record-setting 8-rotation backflip before coming in for a landing.

Ladder Climbing Races

Ladder Climbing Races

Russian firefighter Artur Prosport shared video of a competition where participants show off their speed climbing a building. Each player must run to the wall carrying a one-story ladder, then use it to ascend three floors as quickly as possible. We imagine this would be much slower if they were wearing their firefighting gear.

Yodeling Triple-Threat

Yodeling Triple-Threat

Now here’s something you don’t see every day… a guy playing the accordion, yodeling as fast as humanly possible, and smoking a cigarette at the same time. We’d only wish we could have been there to see the performance in person while we glugged down a giant stein of beer.

The Most Bubbles in a Bubble

The Most Bubbles in a Bubble

Because there has to be a Guinness World Record for every possible thing, Chang Yu-Te blew an impressive 783 individual soap bubbles into the middle of one larger soap bubble before it eventually popped. This is one record to which we say, “DO try this at home” – just be sure to wipe down the floor with a towel afterward.

Making Tea with a Semi

Making Tea with a Semi

It’s tricky enough to back up an 18-wheeler in a straight line, but truck driver Niall Reid is a show-off. Not only did he roll his truck wheels backward without hitting the teacup on the ground, but he also used its hydraulic suspension to dip a tea bag into it for his afternoon break.

Synchronized Slinkies

Synchronized Slinkies

The guys from Douyin channel Rainbow Circle love to show off their skills using rainbow-colored slinky-type toys. Among their performances is this duo handling their colorful spring toys in perfect sync. And then there’s this triple-threat.

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