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  • April 19, 2016
    This is a video of freerunner, gymnast and stuntman Damien Walters backflipping over a speeding Formula E race car (Formula E cars are all electric). It also shows all the prep that went into the stunt. It's weird to think that even with all that prep that this video was stil... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2016
    This is the Smart Rope, a jump rope with 23 LEDs embedded in the middle of the rope that light up in front of you to display your current jump count while you're roping. Alternatively, do things the old fashioned way and count in your head. Or out loud -- I won't make fun of ... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2016
    This is a photo captured by Imgurian SnakeEarl of a frog just as it was leaping out of his hand, presumably because it thought it was about to be kissed, and it's not that kind of frog. Or maybe it's just the world's longest frog with a transparent ass. I wish I had a see-thr... / Continue →
  • January 5, 2015
    This is a brief portrait-mode video from the Glen Afric Farm in South Africa featuring a tiger leaping for a piece of meat in slow-motion. Pretty amazing, right? Sadly, that piece of meat was Piglet. Hit the jump for the video, then let's make some really convincing tiger co... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2014
    This is a video of Ukrainian speed climber Danyl Boldyrev jumping up a 15-meter (49.2-foot) wall in a record-breaking 5.60 seconds. For reference, that's about twice as fast as I could even run 15-meters, and that's assuming I don't cramp or trip and get a booboo. You know ho... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2014
    This is a video of Festo's latest robotic creation, a kangaroo (previously: a bird and brain-sucking jellyfish). Why build a robotic kangaroo? That's just it -- there isn't a good reason. Not a single one. You know how kangaroos are notorious boxers? Well it's not their pu... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2014
    This is a 10-second video of a great white shark breaching the surface and taking to the air to catch a seal decoy. Highlights of the video include the shark jumping, the woman squealing, and dude's 'BOOYAKASHA' at the end. Also, I'm not sure we should be feeding sharks fake ... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    Scientists at the ETH Zurich Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (really has a ring to it) have developed Cubli, a robotic cube that can balance itself on its vertices and even jump and 'walk' while maintaining balance. Wow, I never thought I'd be so afraid of a shape. ... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Scientists using an electron microscope and high-speed cameras have discovered that Mother Nature apparently invented gears long before humans did, and included them on the legs of teensy planthopper insects to help them jump straight. Tell you what, Mother Nature -- you don't... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    Jumping spiders: for most people, a terrifying combination. For me, a challenge to catch bare handed. And now researchers at Taiwan's National Chung Hsing University have discovered that some species attach a silk 'dragline' before leaping onto their prey to help stabilize fl... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2012
    It already has a ton of views so I'm not going to spend too much time talking about it, but this is a video of a cat that jumps scared every time it hears the Mario jump soundbite from the original game. To the cat's credit though, its owner has the speakers cranked up to 11, ... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2012
    This is a conceptual trampoline bridge designed for a Paris bridge-imagining competition (those exist) by Atelier Zündel Cristea. It consists of tubular inflatable walls with a series of giant trampolines strung between them so you can jump your way across the river. I'M GONN... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    Seen here preparing to leap on top of a building, Boston Dynamics' latest robotic killer, the Sand Flea (the evolutionary decedent of their Precision Urban Hopper), looks to gain entrance to a building from above. Note to self: keep a fire going in the fireplace at all times. ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    Felix Baumgartner, 41, is still planning to break the sound barrier. But not in a plane or jetcar, oh no, with his body by skydiving out of a helium-ballooned capsule from 120,000 feet (36,576 meters, ~22 miles). If successful, it will mark the highest and longest skydive, as... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2011
    You get down from there this instance! (Instance is the new instant btw) Cockroaches: they don't really bother me. You live with something long enough and you just kind of get used to them. Now I'm not saying I've gone and named them, but I can recognize a couple by sight. ... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2011
    Seen here preventing an invisible giant's balls from touching the floor, Honda's ASIMO robot has undergone a series of upgrades, making him lighter, faster, and more autonomous (not to mention less likely to fall up and down stairs). Wonderful news in the middle of a site upgr... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2011
    This is an old-ass interview from 1994 of Connie Chung asking Bill Gates if it's true he can jump over office chairs from a standing position (rumors -- sometimes they're really f***ing lame), and Bill showing Connie his skills (with a one-step jump). Impressive, Bill, but I c... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2011
    Seen here learning the first lesson of BASE jumping (you actually have to jump) the hard way, Paraswift the robot falls from the side of a building. Hopefully to its death (but I'll settle for a maiming). The Paraswift uses a low pressure vortex that lets it stick to a smooth... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    This is a video advertising some sports complex's '3-D' trampoline dodgeball court. It looks fun. Maybe not as fun as 3-D trampoline kickball, but that would take a whole lot more trampolines. And speaking of trampolines -- the last two times I've gotten into a bounce-house ... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    Note: Very worthwhile 16-picture gallery after the jump. This is gallery of photographs by and all featuring Natsumi Hayashi, a Tokyo teenager who takes hundreds of pictures of herself jumping until she captures just the right one where, instead of jumping, it looks like she's... / Continue →