We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
Quick, how many skydivers does it take to set a world record? Well, you'd be correct if you guessed that it took 138 skydivers, 15 attempts, and three days to make this record-setting human formation. That's great and all, but why not go for 139? We kid, we kid.
Your Tuesday piece of advice: Do not mess with this Fruit Ninja. Hailing from Eastern China, this man can throw playing cards with such velocity that he can slice cucumbers and cut watermelon. His mom is totally proud:
Also, speaking of moms...We hate to break it to you, but pregnant women are smug--they (Garfunkel and Oates, a comedy duo comissioned by HBO) said it, we didn't. (NSFW depending on where you work)
And finally, there will be diving on television tonight. But as YouTube user Nayr samoht and his child can tell you, there are a few downsides to watching the Olympics with your children. This is one of them:
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