All The Rage: Pounding And Polishing Balls Of Aluminum Foil Into Beautiful Shiny Spheres

April 2, 2018


These are a couple videos from Japan, where hammering and polishing an entire roll of aluminum foil into as perfectly round and shiny a sphere as possible has become all the rage with teenagers. Or maybe just a minor rage. I don't know, I don't live in Japan, I only wish I did. What I do know is I'm going to make one after work today (which my mom will discover when she's trying to make baked potatoes for dinner tonight) except it's going to be giant and I'm going to roll it down the steepest hill I can find like the boulder in Raiders Of The Lost Ark. *closes eyes* I'm already playing the Indiana Jones theme song and running from the cops in my mind.

Keep going for a couple videos.

Thanks to shmash, who's going to try doing the same thing with wax paper. I'm going to try doing the same thing with the grocery bag I used to bring my lunch to work today.

  • CarsonG1017

    The Japanese make the weirdest things. That's why they're amazing!

  • Zachary Zarko

    I was hooked on Tide pods for a while - but I'm clean now.

  • CarsonG1017

    glad to see a good recovery!

  • Geekologie

    Im proud of you

  • Guesticle

    I used to do this on a smaller scale at lunch in middleschool from my sandwitch wraper.

  • MM

    Don't wrap your baked potatoes in aluminum foil unless you want a soft skin on it. I like my baked potatoes with that crunchy jacket

  • Seth Brown

    People realize that this and the aluminum foil knife videos are fake... right?

  • JJtoob

    Seem pretty believable to me, but honestly, I don't care. I have no time to make a knife when I have many at hand, and not sure what I'd do with a shiny metallic ball that isn't even perfectly spherical, so the videos aren't even useful to me, other than knowing maybe I can make things out of aluminum foil if I have a lot of time and a little hammer. At most, this is just time wasted from re-watching The Office.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Yay, just like jesus.

  • Ollie Williams

    So no real instructions on how to make it, what products to use, or anything else, and half the video is repeating 3 second gifs.


  • Jesus H. Presley ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    If the Japanese can figure it out, or if any human being can figure it out, you can too!

  • Guesticle

    I used to do this on a smaller scale at lunch in middleschool from my sandwich wrapper. you just rub it on the table really hard and fast until it gets hot. cubes were much easier than spheres for obvious reason

  • TheQiwiMan

    Second favorite video I've ever seen of a Japanese dude rubbing his balls.

  • WhiteEagle2

    Whats the first?

  • shashi
  • Doog

    I don't think that guy is speaking English.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I believe that language was some moon rune hippy-dippy mushmouth dialect. But I muted the video so I'm not real sure. I only heard a couple seconds of it.

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