From an episode of the Frank Sinatra Show in 1951, Larry Griswold performs death defying stunts in the name of entertainment. Griswold, an American gymnast, entertainer, and co-inventor of the trampoline, proved again and again that flirting with death is sure to please a crowd. Meanwhile, in the parallel universe of Julie Taymor's accident prone Spider-Man musical, the New Yorker makes a similar case in point. The production has been plagued with injury after injury- broken wrists and ribs, ...
Indian pole gymnastics? Was this born from the primal urge to show off in nothing but the brightest and shortest orange shorts by Indian wome- wait, these are men? Burn them!
WTF? In China, two (dumb) adults and one three-year-old girl nearly ate it... with more than a few hungry Siberian tigers waiting below.
Cirque Du Soleil look no further, Adam Menzies is your next act. This guy's trampoline skills are insane. My favorite part starts at 0:24. Speechless. Oh yeah. Almost forgot. Here Adam jumps up to the ceiling and does the splits. Previously, Cirque Du Soleil Trampoline Ninjas.
Check out Cirque Du Soleil's Oli Lemieux, as well as other performers, training on the trampoline. Kinda blows backyard trampoline tricks out of the water... but you gotta start somewhere. Amazing.
Whoa, these bygone era triplets are seriously flexible. "The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross (whose real names were Vicki, Dixie and Betsy Ross). Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm. The sole remaining known film clip shows them performing "Solid Potato Salad", which features the sisters' amazing contortionism."
Pom-pom pyramids? Kids' stuff! When it comes to building sky-high human towers, who could ever match the skill and heroism of the castellers—or castle builders—of Catalonia, Spain? Nadie! Nobody! These colorful climbers have only one rival: They know it as la gravidad. You know it as gravity. Watch them contend with it in the video clip below.