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Tricks

Throwing Knife Practice

Throwing Knife Practice

Whipcracking entertainer Adam Winrich and his partner Dakota “practice” their throwing knife routine with actual weapons and their own bodies. Then they add flaming weapons to the mix. Capt. Disillusion won’t debunk this one.

Fire Hands

Fire Hands

A dangerous trick achieved with soapy water and butane fuel is made just that more awesome to watch by capturing it in slow-motion. Go behind the scenes with BeyondSlowMotion here. Needless to say, do not try this at home.

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The Ping Pong Knife Trick

The Ping Pong Knife Trick

Either this video shows us the greatest knife throwing trick ever, or some of the greatest video editing fakery ever. Any way you slice it, it’s the most awesome 37 seconds of video you’ll watch today.

Magic Beard

Magic Beard

Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin has created a video of stop-motion beard tricks, which he built on his iPhone with the Stop Motion Studio app. The whimsical music makes it even more amusing.

10 Bets: Part 6

10 Bets: Part 6

Quirkology gives us another two handfuls of tabletop challenges you’ll always come out victorious with. Of course, after the first 50 tricks or so, your friends have run out of money and have disowned you.

Andrew Henderson Soccer Tricks

Andrew Henderson Soccer Tricks

YouTube channel STRskillSchool followed Andrew Henderson around London as he showed off his football freestyle tricks in his hometown. The 21-year old is the reigning World Freestyle Football Champion.

Jumpy Does More Tricks

Jumpy Does More Tricks

We’ve seen this Border Collie’s amazing aerobatic skills before, but Jumpy does much more than his name indicates. He comprehends English better than some people we know. That “go pee on mommy” trick is priceless.

10 Bets: Part 5

10 Bets: Part 5

The Quirkology channel once again provides us with a batch of parlor tricks you can pull on your friends and clean the spare change out of their pockets with. The one with the funnel is just plain mean.

Slow Mo Yo-Yo

Slow Mo Yo-Yo

YouTube channel Distort slows down the hands of pro yo-yo player Brian Roberts aka Doctor Popular. They also share yo-yo trivia, at least one of which is wrong: “yo-yo” is not the Filipino term for “come back.” 

The Amazing Border Collie Zoe

The Amazing Border Collie Zoe

(NSFW: Lyrics) Patrycja Kowalcyzk shows off some of her dog Zoe’s awesome tricks and stunts. Patrycja said she’ll also upload tips on teaching dog tricks on her YouTube channel.

10 Bets: Part 4

10 Bets: Part 4

If you have any friends left over after the last three rounds, Richard Wiseman of Quirkology offers up another set of challenges you can use to extract money from your pals when they’re drunk.

Luna Park BMX Ride

Luna Park BMX Ride

Cinematic and moody, that’s just how we like our bike trick vids: here’s 2 minutes of a team of flatland BMX riders tricking through the empty, significantly historical Luna Park in Melbourne.

10 Bets: Part 3

10 Bets: Part 3

Professor Richard Wiseman aka Quirkology is back with another batch of parlor tricks you can use to win some change. Unless your friends have also seen this video, in which case you’re on your own.

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10 Bets: Part 2

10 Bets: Part 2

Quirkology is back with another batch of sure-fire bets. Some of them are so obvious on second thought that they’re also sure to get you beat up once you take all your friends’ money.

Yo-Yo Tablecloth Trick

Yo-Yo Tablecloth Trick

We’ve got enough trouble trying to do the old tablecloth trick without hurting ourselves, but the fact that Tomonari “Black” Ishiguro can pull it off with a Yo-Yo scores him extreme bonus points.

Forklift Coin Trick

Forklift Coin Trick

He had us at that perfect coin flip. You don’t need to understand Portuguese to know how skilled this guy is with his oversized forklift. If you like seeing precision from big machines, check this out too.

Amazing Pool Trick Shots

Amazing Pool Trick Shots

At just 20, Steve Markle is the youngest ranked trick shot player in the world, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have skills. Watch as he makes pool balls obey his every whim. (Thanks Mike!)

Melting Spoons

Melting Spoons

Looking for a cool parlor trick? Watch this metal spoon completely disintegrate as it’s stirred into water. The trick? It’s made out of 99.998% pure gallium, which melts at 86°F. Try it yourself here.

Motorbike Drift

Motorbike Drift

There’s lots of tight turning, fun camera angles and cool tricks in this motorbike drift video from professional stunt rider Jorian Ponomareff, who makes it all look so easy. (Thanks Flex!)

Damien Walters Showreel

Damien Walters Showreel

Professional stuntman, gymnastics coach and free runner Damien Walters returns with his 2011 Showreel; the creative athleticism and inspired stunts might make you flip your lid. (Thanks Ian!)

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The Impossible Nail Trick

The Impossible Nail Trick

Take a good, long look at this mind-bending image. Then try and figure out how the hell the nail got though there. Perplexed? Then watch the video to see the totally logical, but still amazing solution.

Cirque Bike Stunt

Cirque Bike Stunt

To promote Cirque Éloize‘s imminent arrival at the Birmingham Hippodrome, this good sport reporter bravely submits his most vulnerable body parts to the harrowing whims of a quicksilver bicycle stunt.

Insane Cube Tricks Part 2

Insane Cube Tricks Part 2

It takes a lot of balls to laud your own tricks and deem them “insane”, but in this case, Schrobotindisguise is totally spot on. He is a predator, and the puzzles are his prey. Part I here.

Nadal’s Tweener Shot

Nadal’s Tweener Shot

We’ve all seen Roger Federer do this before, but that doesn’t detract from the hot-shot style of this between-the-legs winner from Spain’s Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Masters. (Thanks Kuang!)

Japanese Ghost Prank

Japanese Ghost Prank

When in doubt as to how to pull off a prank that scares the snot out of somebody, the good old fashioned creepy-girl-ghost-busting-through-the-wall remains a consistent crowd pleaser.

Glow in the Dark Cardistry

Glow in the Dark Cardistry

Nothing up my sleeve but a light bulb: as much as we’re enjoying the dramatic lighting and ambidexterity for this 2 minute cardistry video, we’re digging the twist at the end even more.

Icelandic Football Team Prank

Icelandic Football Team Prank

One unfortunate team member of the Icelandic football club Þór Akureyri got a faceful of prank during practice, thanks to the well executed and smooth moves by his teammates. (Thanks, Thorir!)

Insane Cube Tricks

Insane Cube Tricks

We haven’t managed to get all the way to the end of Portal 2 yet. It’s not for lack of trying, though. Maybe if we had Schrobotindisguise’s mad cube-throwing skills, we’d already be finished.

Freestyle Football Moves

Freestyle Football Moves

The music in the vid is slightly NSFW, but 17 year old freestyling champ John Acquaviva’s sick stunts showcase his impressive proficiency with ball control, dribbling tricks, rhythm and balance.

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