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Jan 10, 2015

13 Physical Feats That Prove The Human Body Is Limitless

Incredible movement from flipping and jumping, to spinning, climbing, and rolling.

1. Breakdancing to win this competition: / Via

B-Girl Terra was six years old when she was a finalist in the 2013 Chelles Baby Battle at the annual breakdancing competition Chelles Battle Pro.

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2. Freestyling in a wheelchair:

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Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham is an extreme wheelchair athlete who was born with spina bifida and has been in a wheelchair since he was three-years old. In 2010, when he was 19, he landed the first ever wheelchair backflip.

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3. Skateboarding around (and off of) this abandoned amusement park:

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Kilian Martin is a pro skateboarder from Madrid who rode around an abandoned amusement park for this artful skateboarding short.

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4. Bypassing a defender to score this goal:

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The documentary movie Rollaball profiles the Rolling Rockets, a team of polio survivors from Ghana that plays the fast-paced, high-impact sport of skate soccer.

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5. Climbing this 1500-foot tall TV tower to change a lightbulb:

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The lightbulb at the top of a defunct TV tower in South Dakota isn't going to change itself, so Kevin Schmidt summited the thing and got the job done. The full video is beautiful, haunting, and might make you a little dizzy.

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6. Throwing almost 200 pounds over your head:

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Holley Mangold is incredibly strong. A former U.S.-Oympic team member, Mangold specializes in two Olympic lifts, the snatch and the clean and jerk. Her personal record for both lifts combined is 562 pounds.

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7. Being part of the first all-amputee climb of this 1800-foot high route:

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In 2012, Craig DeMartino, Pete Davis, and Jarem Frye completed the first all-amputee ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan.

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8. Handling the hell out of this ball:

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When Fatima "TNT" Maddox joined the Harlem Globetrotters she became the ninth female player in the team's history. She got her nickname for being explosive, but her acrobatic ball-handling is calm, cool, collected, and under control.

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9. Rolling and spinning around town:

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Isaac Hou is a street performer in Taiwan who maneuvers the city from inside the acrobatic device called a cyr wheel.

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10. Freestyling with this soccer ball:


Aylin Yaren is a German-Turkish soccer player who also performs as a soccer freestyler.

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11. Moving fast with these heavy weights:

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The Working Wounded Games is a CrossFit competition for "severely wounded veterans and permanently injured civilians." The short movie showcases incredible feats of strength and human movement.

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12. Doing a handstand on this moving bike:

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David Schnabel has won the artistic cycling world championships eight times. Watch the video to see exactly why.

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13. Flipping (and flipping and flipping):

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These trampolinists are getting an unbelievable amount of air, doing a ton of tricks while they're at it, and seem to be having one hell of a time.

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