This is crazy:
Just in time for Friday’s French Open semifinals, a YouTube comedian’s smooth impressions of the tennis world’s biggest stars will leave you in stitches.
The kid’s name is Josh Berry, and his impressions of Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Richard Gasquet are spot-on. Especially impressive is how he hands the imaginary mic from one player to another, creating a seamless narrative that spans a range of accents, comportments and mannerisms.
Some more funny and random headlines from around the world:
- New Yorker writes King James Bible: A retired interior designer from New York state is finishing up his handwritten copy of the King James Bible, after four years and 2,400 pages.
- Ancient bone-headed dinosaur found: Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of bone-headed dinosaur, which is the oldest in North America, and possibly the world.
- 2014: Mobiles ‘to outnumber people’: There will soon be more mobile subscriptions than there are people on Earth, according to a UN agency report.
- Mate urgently needed for ‘ugly’ fish: London Zoo is desperately seeking a fit female mate for a critically endangered fish – the “gorgeously ugly” Mangarahara cichlid.
- Mayan pyramid destroyed in Belize: An ancient Mayan temple in Belize has been destroyed by a road-building crew using bulldozers and backhoes to extract gravel for road filler.
- Pig protest over Kenyan MPs’ pay: Protesters in Kenya release a pig and about a dozen piglets outside parliament to show their anger at newly elected MPs demanding higher salaries.
- Pilot locked out of plane cockpit: An Air India flight was forced to divert to Bhopal after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit after a toilet break, the airline says.
- Giant duck deflates in Hong Kong: A 16m-high rubber duck, which has attracted crowds of visitors as it travels around the world, deflates in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.
- Man lists 12,000 call menu options: An IT manager who grew frustrated with call centre menus has catalogued shortcuts to thousands of phone services
- Saudi woman reaches Everest summit: A 25-year-old Saudi woman makes history by reaching the summit of the world’s highest mountain.
- Grandmother’s 99th birthday abseil: A great-great-grandmother celebrates her 99th birthday by abseiling from the top of an 11-storey building.
- Azerbaijan starts Eurovision inquiry: The president of Azerbaijan orders an investigation into why his country gave Russia “nul points” at Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest.
- Pacy pigeon Bolt sets world record: A Belgian racing pigeon called Bolt is sold to a Chinese businessman for a world record price of 310,000 euros (£260,000; $400,000).
- Gif inventor says pronounce it ‘Jif’: The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.
- Venezuela plans toilet paper relief: Venezuela’s National Assembly backs plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage.
- Couple’s £163,000 phone bill shock: A couple who own an electrical firm had a shock when they received a mobile phone bill for £163,000, then fought for months to have the debt cleared.
- Cave paintings uncovered in Mexico: Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
- Japan man climbs Everest at 80: An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest person to scale the world’s highest peak.
- Romanian village claims flag record: An estimated 200 people in the Romanian village of Clinceni unfurl what the Guinness World Records say is the largest flag ever made.
- Venezuela Church wine ‘running out’: The Catholic Church in Venezuela says it is running out of wine to celebrate Mass, because of renewed shortages of basic products.
- Australia ranked ‘happiest’ nation: Australia is ranked as the world’s happiest nation among developed economies, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
- ‘World’s oldest Torah’ scroll found: The University of Bologna in Italy finds what it says may be the oldest complete scroll of Judaism’s most important text, the Torah, in its library.
- German warning over ticket machines: Police in Germany are urging train passengers to be wary of ticket machines, which they say could explode, having been interfered with by thieves.
- German population lower than thought: Germany’s first census since reunification reveals that it has 1.5 million fewer people than had been assumed.
- Horror as Dracula hammers exam hopes: “Horrified” pupils discover they have been taught the wrong Gothic horror novel – two weeks before they are due to sit an A-level exam.
This is brilliant:
The Slow-Mo Guys are at it again, but this time they are making a mess of rainbow proportions
They set jars of paint on fire and watched as they blew up, splattering colours everywhere. They framed the explosions with a camera running at 15,000 frames per second — that’s 600 times slower than human vision in real time — to show us the slow motion bursts of colour
There were no special effects added, but you’ll still feel as if you’re watching a miniature fireworks show.
And we definitely wouldn’t recommend trying this at home, unless you were planning to repaint the ceilings:
Thirty freestyle athletes hold hands, ski, and do a backflip, mostly at the same time. How this happened without anyone breaking something, I can’t understand. The friends pulled this off yesterday at Mont Saint-Sauveur in Quebec: