Indian Talent Show Routine

 

The guys start out with light, easy tricks such as smashing fluorescent bulbs on themselves and slapping each other with sledgehammers. Then they get serious about their routine. It ends with a human pyramid on spiked boards and one guy on top of it waving the Indian flag in the weirdest and greatest display of patriotism the world has seen.

The Warriors of Goja, a Sikh performance troupe, performed an astonishing strongman/bed of nails routine on India’s Got Talent, a spectacle of extreme stunts involving a lot of glass eating, being run over by cars, hit by sledgehammers, bending iron bars with their Adam’s apples, and so forth. The judges’ performance — dramatic expressions of shock and horror — matched the Warriors’.

Via: Neatorama > Kottke

Rube Goldberg Machine: Big Bang to Apocalypse

This record-smashing Rube Goldberg machine developed by engineering students at Purdue University takes you on a journey from the Big Bang to the Apocalypse in 244 easy steps — culminating in the watering of a flower.

Via Nerd Approved

Throwing down the Gauntlet

In case you missed our Urban Knights shopping cart jousting, here’s what went down: Real Arters designed costumes, picked up their shields, jumped into shopping carts, and sped toward each other for an epic battle. Many tried, but only one team walked away with all the glory.

Check out the photos from the event here!

Via: Real Art Blog

Hop Aboard the Lawn Mower Beer Train

Via: Neatorama

I weep for loss of the long-cherished liberties of our republic. It’s like you can’t avoid getting harassed by the police whenever you go driving a lawn mower down the road towing a train of ten shopping carts, each of which is filled with beer, held together by a hundred-foot extension cord. While drinking a beer.

What is this country coming to?

Beauty Day

Before there was Jackass…Before there was Tom Green… There was Ralph Zavadil.

His cable access television show, The Cap’n Video Show, ran from 1990 to 1995, spawning a small but loyal cult following. Each week Ralph performed a series of idiotic and occasionally dangerous stunts, challenging the sensibilities of his small Southern Ontario audience. With the advent of the internet and reality television still years away, his unique brand of gross-out stunt comedy was truly ahead of its time. All it took was a broken neck for him to get noticed.

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Thanks to reader RCAZA4 for sharing this great trailer!

Check out the movie’s site here.

Groundhog Day 2011: Punxsutawney Phil Sees No Shadow

“The sky is clear. Prepare for warmth!” With those rousing words Wednesday morning, the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, offered a ray of hope to millions of Americans being buffeted by a monster winter storm.

By seeing no shadow as he emerged from his ceremonial burrow in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on Groundhog Day 2011, Phil, according to tradition, is said to have predicted an early spring.

“Groundhog Day is a lot like a rock concert, but the people are better behaved and there’s a groundhog involved,” Tom Chapin, editor of the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper, told National Geographic News last Groundhog Day eve. “There’s music and entertainment, spoofs of game shows, and people shooting t-shirts and Beanie Babies” into the crowd, he said.

Legend has it that if Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his temporary burrow—a simulated tree stump at the rural site of Gobbler’s Knob—on February 2 and sees his shadow, winter weather will continue for six more weeks across the United States. But if Phil doesn’t see his shadow, then spring temperatures are just around the corner.

Regardless of the weather prediction, on Groundhog Day, Phil “speaks” to his human caretakers, known as the Inner Circle, in Groundhogese and tells them his forecast. The Inner Circle then translates Phil’s words for the world to hear—or so they say.

On Groundhog Day 2011, “immortal” Punxsutawney Phil—supposedly born no later than the 19th century—got his message out in some decidedly 21st-century ways, by texting his forecast (to sign up, text “groundhog” to 247365) and, of course, updating his Facebook status and the Pennsylvania-tourism Twitter feed.

Via: National Geographic

The Santa Claw

Have you ever wondered what happens to Santa’s leftover gifts? The ones that never appeared on Christmas wish lists. Well…nothing. Until now. This year the Fat Man sent his friends at Real Art all the unused presents, and we gave them a home in The Santa Claw.

Yep we said claw. We built the biggest claw game ever. And you—or anyone in the entire world—can play the game from your own computer. Best part…if you win, we’ll send the leftover Santa goodies straight to your door.

Visit www.thesantaclaw.com for all the details. Check out the prizes, leather chaps, Dokken records, hand-held crossbows, t-shirts, Lenticular Sacred Heart Jesus, games, balls, models, scooters, skateboards and much much more. Log in now, create your customized avatar and be prepared for a clawsome good time!