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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 →