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Watch this mad man use a swing set to jump and fly over an entire house

My goal in life as a child on a swing set was to swing so high that I would rotate a full 360 degrees (or at least reach the highest height possible before chickening out). I think everyone had that same goal. Everyone except Damien Walters. His is to get on a swing and fling himself up so high and so far that he can… » 7/08/15 2:07am 7/08/15 2:07am

Making a cube in a cube in a cube from one block of metal is impressive

There is probably some negotiation with the Earth’s magnetic poles or some sort of magic going on here because somehow this guy is able to make a cube inside a cube inside a cube from a metal block. I have no idea what’s going on in the video half the time but watching the block get shaved to house three independent… » 5/08/15 10:19am 5/08/15 10:19am

This camouflaged fish is so amazing that it's pretty much invisibile

The camouflage on this fish is so impressive that you can barely see it, I mean, it’s essentially invisible. Anytime it stops, I lose track of it because it blends in so perfectly with the ground. Even when it’s moving, it looks more like a pile of dirt than an animal. Amazing.
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Video: Stunning art made from simply carving one stick of wood

I don’t even know what to call this. Is it wood carving? Wood shaving? Art? Manipulating nature like no human has ever done before? Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. By carefully shaving the stick down, he can turn the wood into something so incredibly elaborate. It’s almost unbelievable. I mean, seriously, who knew a… » 4/30/15 12:36pm 4/30/15 12:36pm

The insane skills of one of the world's best acrobatic skiers 

French profesional skier Candide Thovex made this great point of view video showing his insane ski skills. The video starts with him taking a shower at home and ends with him locked in an elevator confronted by a crowd of angry skiers. You don't want to miss what happens in between. » 1/16/15 10:58pm 1/16/15 10:58pm

Awesome photos of the Panama Canal lock gates being installed

The new Panama Canal lock gates are now being installed and holy crap they are gigantic to the point of disbelief. Egyptian pyramids-level huge. Imperial Star Destroyer-level massive. Look at those tiny people and the size of those concrete canyons. The 3,285-ton 9-story-high gate is 33 feet (10 meters) wide. » 12/17/14 6:41am 12/17/14 6:41am

Tom Cruise outside of a plane at 5,000ft must be his craziest stunt yet


We have seen Tom Cruise doing some crazy stunts in the past, but this must be the craziest yet. The 52-year-old actor—who is shooting Mission Impossible—held to the door of an Airbus A400M Atlas military transport as it took off and flew at 5,000 feet above the British countryside. » 11/03/14 9:01pm 11/03/14 9:01pm

This is what Paris looks like from an eagle's point of view

This is the flight of Victor, a white tailed eagle, as he takes off from the Eiffel Tower, glides over the Trocadero, and plunges at 112 mph to land softly on his handler's arm. This was made to support Freedom, a project created by Jacques-Olivier Travers to reintroduce these birds back in France. » 10/24/14 12:41am 10/24/14 12:41am

1.5 million wildebeests cross a river in one impressive time-lapse

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas made this impressive time-lapse showing the massive migration of wildebeests from Kenya to the fresher pastures of Tanzania. Will calculates that about 1.5 million wildebeests crossed the Mara River, Kenya, during the five days they spent shooting. » 10/22/14 10:31pm 10/22/14 10:31pm

New Navy drone short film is so immersive you will feel you are there

We've already seen impressive footage of the first ever carrier drone jet launch, the X-47B. But nothing comes close to this short documentary, with extraordinary photography, edition, and sound design that make for an amazing cinematic experience. I wish all aviation shorts were this elegant and immersive. » 10/10/14 7:42pm 10/10/14 7:42pm

Impressive new photos reveal the order and chaos of Hong Kong

This is the third time we feature Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze's Hong Kong cityscapes in Sploid. His book Vertical Horizon has been published again in a second edition with new amazing photographs that reveal the order and chaos in this megalopolis. He sent them to Sploid for your viewing pleasure. » 10/03/14 11:05pm 10/03/14 11:05pm

Shooter hits 1000-yard target in world record 9mm hand gun shot

Legendary shooter Jerry Miculek used his special Smith & Wesson—created in his honor—to shoot a target 1000 yards (914.4 meters) away—a new world record. Notice that it takes about 4 seconds for the bullet to reach its target. Amazing. Jerry had to aim to the sky—150-feet above the balloon—in order to hit it. » 8/07/14 10:38pm 8/07/14 10:38pm

This render is so realistic that you might think mermaids are real

The guys at Lightfarm Studios tell the classic impossible love story between a mermaid and a human in this impressive 3D composition. Everything but the model—the corals, the diver, the tail of the mermaid, the shipwreck—is made in 3D. I could spend hours watching these guys work. NSFW-ish. » 8/04/14 7:33pm 8/04/14 7:33pm

Man makes giant 13.4-foot-long space station with 282,000 matchsticks

Artist Pat Acton recently completed this enormous 1/26 scale model—13.4 feet (4.1 meters) long by 9.2 feet (2.8 meters) wide—of the International Space Station, which uses 282,000 matchsticks, 8 gallons of glue and 1,950 hours of perseverance. He also made modules at 1/13 scale, complete with cutouts that show all the… » 5/07/14 9:46am 5/07/14 9:46am