Silly Human Tricks

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We humans are amazing creatures. We can teach ourselves to play musical instruments, read, and … flip water bottles.

Thanks to some good web sites and YouTube, here are five silly human tricks to try yourself.

1. Flip a water bottle. How do you flip a water bottle perfectly so it lands on it’s base? Learn how at bitly.com/2qB27wq. Next, watch this TV coverage of Water Bottle flipping today.com/2rbxLDr and see how flipping a bottle is a lot like diving into a swimming pool, at the Institute of Physics bitly.com/2qBnf5H

2. Learn a Fidget Spinner Trick. We found some of the science behind Fidget Spinners, at http://www.livescience.com/58916-fidget-spinner-faq.html as well as some starter tricks https://youtu.be/DH1fRza6SOU.

3. Stack some Cups. Cup stacking is an affordable trick to learn. Start with 12 plastic cups and watch this video to get started: https://youtu.be/xh0RmfqejSE. Learn about the sport at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_stacking. Remember, practice makes perfect!

4. Learn a New Handshake. Handshakes are great fun to learn. First watch this amazing teacher and the handshakes she taught her kids bitly.com/2rbscEW. Next find a friend, mom or dad and make up your own.

5. Do some slow motion. This video by OK Go takes place in just 4.2 seconds. But it involves some incredible film editing, timers and LOTS of things that explode https://youtu.be/2dFdNUz2cQc

APPLICATION: Learn to Juggle

Find three tennis balls and watch this video:  http://www.jugglingpoet.com/crju/jugthree.html. Next, go to http://dev.juggle.org and meet some other jugglers, for moral support. Remember — practice makes perfect!


Silly People Tricks on YouTube

Want more? Here’s a video playlist that goes along with this column.



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