We are not clear whether this DIY invention is ingenious or simply obvious. Spending $50 on plumbing pipe equipment, and diligently documenting this invention for posterity strikes me as unusual. However, it is undeniably a useful product. After all, who enjoys carrrying a bicycle up several flights of stairs?
African children have been fashioning soccer balls from condoms since condoms became widely distributed by large health education campaigns promoting AIDS awareness. But it is the anticipation of the hype related to the 2010 South African World Cup that inspired this elegant short to be produced.
Words can't express how awesome this is. These South Korean soccer fans make the American sports stadium tradition of "The Wave" look utterly pathetic in comparison. And high school kids, nonetheless! Via YouTube,
It seems even Al-Qaeda is not immune to World Cup hysteria. The international terror network issued the following demented statement, early in the pre-season:
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Hmm, do I see a lady in the background? How does that work exactly? Get your latest World Cup news here.
World Cup World asks: "How'd North Korean fans get to the game?" Fair and valid question. It's seeming IMPOSSIBLE for any North Korean citizen to get a visa to leave the communist regime (not that they could afford it, anyway) to attend this past week's game. After much initial speculation on whether these fans were the real deal, the mystery has been resolved by multiple news sources.
Photographer Slippy Jenkins captures the aftermath of the Lakers championship. Total and utter basketball fan mayhem. Looks harmless enough at first, but trust me, they go ape. Keep scrolling.
Possibly the greatest thing about the World Cup? Nearly the entire world has joined together to watch. Opposing teams, sure. But there's something amazing about the simultaneous excitement across the globe. The World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. An estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany!
So says the Original Scraper Bike Team, founded by Tyrone Stevenson (aka Baybe Champ, the Scraper Bike King).
Not exactly practical, but I certainly wouldn't turn down the chance to take this path-clearing monster for a spin.
Shannon Brown makes what might possibly be the greatest missed dunk of all time in the fourth quarter of the Suns v. Lakers basketball game last night.
At eight years old, Kalle Rovanperä is only half the US driving age, yet I'm willing to bet he can handle a car waaaay better than you. Kalle is the son of famous Finnish rally driver Harri Rovanperä, who raced from 1993-2006 and completed 111 rallies during his career. A little training from Pop... and check it out, this kid is insane.
WTF? In China, two (dumb) adults and one three-year-old girl nearly ate it... with more than a few hungry Siberian tigers waiting below.
Norwegian father and son duo Narve and Christoffer Læret are martial arts world champions. Narve has ten plus Guinness world records under his belt, and his son Christoffer is not far behind.
Bill Caswell, we salute you. You bring true glory to the D.I.Y. world. Jalponik reports:
Orlando Magic teammates (and basketball superstars) Dwight Howard and Vince Carter have a little competition going: who can make the longest seated shot. Earlier this year, Dwight set a new Guinness World Record when he nailed a seated shot from 50 feet out at the All-Star Game. Watch below as Vince beats him - big time. Previously, Mississippi Bullet Monta Ellis' Back Shoulder Circus Shot.
Albeit a "staged" performance, the skills appear to be real. This dude pulls off some impressive figure skating tricks, except upside down - on his head, breakdance style. I recommend watching the entire video (it builds), but to get to the real climax, skip ahead to around 1:06 or so.
Olympian speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno won a silver medal this past weekend, his sixth medal in the past eight years. This recent accomplishment now ties him with Bonnie Blair as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history. How does such an incredible athlete keep up to par, year after year? Watch as Time Magazine reveals the HowTo behind Ohno's grueling Olympic training routine.
The art of juggling + serious freestyle soccer skills = talented Polish kid who (with a little practice) could possibly fit into a Cirque du Soleil act...
Some wacky bowling moves performed by a bizarre non-pro Japanese team. Any strike involving a handstand is pretty impressive by my standards. Previously, Cheat Your Way to 300 (via Remote Control).
The Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis is some kind of basketball freak-of-nature. He just tosses it over his shoulder on his way to the locker room. Just like that.
Our Thrillbilly-Tricycle-Flip hero is back, and never fails to astound. Travis Pastrana is both an X-Games gold medalist and star of MTV show Nitro Circus. The daredevil kicks ass at supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, base jumping and rally racing.
Amazing how the wheelchair-bound can insanely kick ass at extreme sports. Check it out Urlesque's selection of some of the web's greatest extreme wheelchair-ers. Previously, Kick Ass in a Wheelchair.
Japanese martial artist Hiroki can play badminton, baseball, golf, and open champagne bottles with his weapon of choice: the nunchucks. Don't miss the videos below- Hiroki's talent takes serious skill and precision.
Unicycle + tandem = ummm.... pretty sure the odds that I'd be able to make it across the driveway are impossibly low.
I thought lawnmower racing was purely a redneck sport, but apparently not. With the world record speed currently at 80 mph, the UK's Project Runningblade aims to squash it at 100 mph.
That's right, cars aren't the only mode of transportation worth customizing. Dekochari, the Japanese art of pimping your bicycle:
Cirque Du Soleil look no further, Adam Menzies is your next act. This guy's trampoline skills are insane. My favorite part starts at 0:24. Speechless. Oh yeah. Almost forgot. Here Adam jumps up to the ceiling and does the splits. Previously, Cirque Du Soleil Trampoline Ninjas.
This is full blown cheating - no ifs, ands or buts about it. Introducing the RC900, a remote-control bowling ball invented by San Antonio, Texas-based 900 Global.
Cycling enthusiasts, behold. Fastest bicycle in the world, designed by VARNA of British Columbia. Pretty impressive.
Watch your back, Danny MacAskill, these fräuleins sure know how to maneuver a bicycle. Whew! Ladies. Shwesters, in fact. (Sisters).
Finally, a well designed solution to studio-style living. The Contortionist bicycle. London-native Dominic Hargreaves, unhappy with the available options, designed this folding bike himself (true DIY spirit).
Check out Cirque Du Soleil's Oli Lemieux, as well as other performers, training on the trampoline. Kinda blows backyard trampoline tricks out of the water... but you gotta start somewhere. Amazing.
Yikes. This kid is nuts.
Independent baseball leaguer Josh Womack has blown the internet's mind.
Whoa, these bygone era triplets are seriously flexible. "The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross (whose real names were Vicki, Dixie and Betsy Ross). Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm. The sole remaining known film clip shows them performing "Solid Potato Salad", which features the sisters' amazing contortionism."
These Saudi boys bring the term "Extreme Sports" to a new level.
Erik at Not-Me.org is a rare spirit. He's committed to helping people protect themselves. His non-profit studio in Massachusetts focuses on training at-risk individuals in self-defense.
Shoe Golf is like frisbee golf, but without the frisbee. Just an empty street and your shoes. Our affable host breaks down every part of this brand new game, from scoring to penalties in front of the one of the most beautiful backdrops we've seen. Play shoe golf.