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Did Jean-Claude Van Damme do a suspended split between two trucks?

This Volvo Trucks ad shows actor and martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme, performing a suspended split between two moving trucks, driving in reverse. I tend to think that what we see in the video ...
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Is this guitar player capable of playing as fast as depicted?

This video purportedly shows a guitar player, Vahid Iran Shahi, playing the Flight of the Bumblebee at 350 bpm. As an experienced guitar player, it seems humanly impossible to me to play this fast: ...
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Does the video Experiments in the Revival of Organisms depict genuine results?

The video in question, which is in the public domain. Warning: may contain disturbing imagery. http://archive.org/details/Experime1940 The 20 minute 1940 Russian video purports to show the results ...
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Was the “Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire!” video staged?

Caitlin Heller posted a video on Youtube titled "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire!". There have been many articles about it, e.g. Telegraph; NY Daily News; AJC. Was it staged? I watched it ...
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Is this video of Bruce Lee playing ping pong with nunchucks real?

This video shows Bruce Lee playing table-tennis with nunchucks instead of a racket. The description says something about Lee doing the commercial to promote cell phones for Nokia which makes me think ...
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Can a loudspeaker make water stream form a zig-zag flow?

If you watch this Amazing Water & Sound Experiment #2 YouTube video, you can see an amazing effect with water, a sinusoidal signal and a woofer. Is this a true effect due to vibration of the ...
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Is the video of the Russian talent show archery tragedy faked?

This video has been around for a few years, but the first time I saw this I was shocked and disturbed. Got talent goes horribly wrong archer [not safe for work] I have looked online and have found ...
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CSI image resolution enhance: How real is it?

So I watched the following 1 minute long Youtube clip from CSI New York. In the clip, using what seems to be the recording from a standard bank camera, they zoom in at least 100, and see the image ...
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Is the Ralph Williams angry car salesman clip real?

Someone sent me this video of a car salesman supposedly working for Ralph Williams, a dealership owner in the Bay Shore area. There are lots of references online to this video. See the google results ...
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Make fire with a potato, salt, and toothpaste?

I saw a video recently that seemed to show a fire being started from a potato, salt, toothpaste, a couple of wires, and what appears to be cotton. A video showing this is HERE. To summarize, it looks ...
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Is this magnetically-controlled balls video fake?

This video shows a cool trick involving a powerful electromagnet and balls with controlled electromagnets inside them. The result looks very cool. According to the video, the balls are controlled by a ...
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Ronaldinho crossbar commercial

In this commercial soccer player Ronaldinho pulls on a new pair of boots, juggles the ball and then manages to bounce the ball off the crossbar of the goal at a reasonable distance and the ball ...
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Did Kobe Bryant jump over a car?

There is a YouTube video that went viral about a sports star, Kobe Bryant, jumping over an Aston Martin. I'm really skeptical that his management would let him attempt that, but is there any evidence ...

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