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The Best Schwarzenegger

The Best Schwarzenegger

Every impressionist on the planet thinks they can do Arnold Schwarzenegger, but David Andrew Brent pulls off the best Arnie we’ve ever heard by exhibiting impressive restraint, rather than the Hans and Franz approach others have taken.

Tiny Tom Sawyer

Tiny Tom Sawyer

New York performer Ricky Syers uses “Chopsy,” his drummer puppet and tiny tin can drums he created to play the percussion section of the 1981 Rush classic Tom Sawyer. We’re betting the guitar part would be a bit more difficult to pull off.

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Wendy the Talking Dog

Wendy the Talking Dog

Parisian entertainer Marc Métral turned up on Britain’s Got Talent with a hilariously quirky act – a dog that can really talk. Sorta. His dream is to perform in front of the royal family. We think Marc deserves the chance.

Bach on Boomwhackers

Bach on Boomwhackers

Les Objets Volants performs Bach’s Prélude n°1 using quirky musical instruments – plastic tubes called Boomwhackers – which emit a note when hit. The sound is reminiscent of Blue Man Group, but thankfully there’s no blue makeup here.

Cardistry: Air Time

Cardistry: Air Time

Huron Low, Kevin Ho and Daren Yeow of The Virts are back to show off their impressive card handling skills with Virtuoso’s new SS15 deck, with its vibrant and eyecatching color scheme. Sign up to get on the early bird order list.

The Bubble Artist

The Bubble Artist

Kuma Films captured the mesmerizing bubble artistry of Su Chung Tai as he commands soap bubbles to follow his every whim. The bit with the stacked concentric bubbles is simply stunning. (Thanks Todd!)

Surf Guitar, Literally.

Surf Guitar, Literally.

The legendary Dick Dale introduced us to surf guitar music, but surfer and musician Chris Hau seems to have misinterpreted the phrase, instead playing his guitar while wakeboarding. And we can barely walk and chew gum at the same time.

Amazing Pool Trick Shots 2

Amazing Pool Trick Shots 2

Master and commander of the pool table Steve Markle is back to show off his uncanny ability to command ball physics like a boss. That shot at 1:45 made our brains hurt. If Steve were one of the X-Men, his name would be Pathbender.

2CELLOS: Hysteria

2CELLOS: Hysteria

Cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser crank the energy level up to 9000 for this amazing, frenetic performance of the Muse classic Hysteria, done as only 2CELLOS can do it. One of the numerous epic tracks on their new album Celloverse.

12 Pianists, 1 Piano

12 Pianists, 1 Piano

We’ve seen five people play one guitar, but before that ever happened, a dozen pianists shared duties at a single grand piano. When all of their hands get going at once, it looks some sort of crazy centipede. (Thanks Orion!)

DTM Freerun: About Time

DTM Freerun: About Time

The athletes of DTM Freerun show off their amazing agility and gymnastic skills in this short film, set to the heartpumping rhythms of Jungle by X Ambassadors. Man, these guys can tumble.

World Record Log Carry

World Record Log Carry

The almighty Mountain Hafþór Björnsson, yet again proves his epic strength, as he breaks a world record by carrying a 1411 lb. log on his back and walking five steps – a feat that which purportedly last happened in ancient Viking days.

Freestyle Trials Unicycling

Freestyle Trials Unicycling

It’s challenging enough to balance on a unicycle and ride it in a straight line, but these talented tricksters in Taiwan show that you can pull off some MacAskill-like moves even if you have just a single wheel. Shot by Kuma Films.

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Multitasking

Multitasking

“I’m an obsessed marathon runner and an out-of-work drummer. I’m not particularly good at either.” That’s how Brendan likes to describe himself as he gets in a little workout while he practices his percussive skills.

Jumping Two Motorcycles

Jumping Two Motorcycles

Al the Jumper shows exactly why he’s been given that name, as he performs an incredibly dangerous stunt – jumping over two bikes bearing down on him at nearly 70mph. One wrong move, and both Al and the bikers are toast.

2CELLOS: Full Concert

2CELLOS: Full Concert

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser show off their impeccable cello skills in this concert recorded at last summer’s Exit Festival. The show starts off quietly enough but escalates at 6:26 and doesn’t let go. Put your headphones on and enjoy.

Window Jumps

Window Jumps

Freerunner Dominik Sky, shows off his ability to fling his entire body through windows and other tight spaces. While he makes it look easy, he says it took a year to compile, and he sustained many injuries along the way.

Metalhead Girl

Metalhead Girl

Meliani Siti Sumartini (aka “Mel”) may be just 15 years old, but she proves that rocking out has no age, gender or cultural boundaries, as she shreds with the best of them on her electric guitar. Hit up her YouTube channel for more headbanging.

Real-Life Peter Griffin

Real-Life Peter Griffin

(NSFW: Language) Robert Franzese went viral last year when he was filmed performing an impromptu stand-up comedy session while imitating Family Guy‘s Peter Griffin. Boom! Big Pants made this short profile of Robert.

Breakdancing with Fireworks

Breakdancing with Fireworks

Breakdancing is challenging enough without having a bunch of explosives strapped to your ankles, but that’s exactly what dancer Lil Amok did on New Year’s Eve in Frankfurt, Germany. He’s literally got canned heat in his heels.

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Video Game Themes on the Spot

Video Game Themes on the Spot

Tom Grey and Sonya Belousova are the talent behind the awesome Player Piano channel. Here, Tom throws out some video game themes that Sonya hasn’t played before, and she plays on-the-fly arrangements. Support them on Indiegogo.

The One-Handed Drumroll

The One-Handed Drumroll

This street performer starts out with a solid demonstration of his pickle-tub drumming skills, but amps things up to percussion level 9000 when he busts out a lightning-fast, single-handed drumroll at the end.

The 17-String Guitar

The 17-String Guitar

Musician Esteban Antonio demonstrates a truly unique custom instrument. The Ha-Shem is a 17-string grand concert harp guitar that can be played by plucking, strumming or bowing it like a cello. Doc Ock needs one of these.

Best of Web 7

Best of Web 7

YouTuber Luc “Zapatou” Bergeron is back with his 2014 compilation of people being generally awesome, as they demonstrate their many talents, adventurous spirit, and sense of humor. List of videos here.

Nonstop: Headshot

Nonstop: Headshot

Marquese “Nonstop” Scott busts some of his sickest moves yet as he once again shows off his ability to flex, balance and contort his body in inconceivable ways. The track is One-Click Headshot by Feed Me. BOOM! HEADSHOT!

Comfortably Numb Solo Cover

Comfortably Numb Solo Cover

We’ve featured 15-year-old electric guitar prodigy Tina S. shredding licks before, but this rendition of the solo from Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb is downright brilliant. If we had a band, we’d want Tina as our lead guitarist.

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