You thought you were good at table tennis?

If you thought you were good at table tennis watch this and think again!

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It comes from the Kuwait Open tournament, where Quentin Robinot of France hits a behind-the-back-shot that completely flummoxes Belarus’ Kiryl Barabanov.  The YouTube video became a viral hit on sports media sites on Wednesday and it’s easy to see why — even Barabanov can’t do anything but give Robinot his applause.

Meteor Smashes YouTube Record

The meteor that struck Russia wasn’t just the largest space rock to penetrate Earth’s atmosphere in a century. By one measure, it was also the biggest thing to hit online video since — well, ever.

Collectively, all eyewitness meteor videos uploaded to YouTube and DailyMotion (the two largest online video services) garnered more than 130 million views over the weekend, according to a blog post from social analysis service Visible Measures. That’s the vastest rate of viral growth ever seen for an online video event.

Visible Measures identified more than 400 videos uploaded since Friday. Some 160 of those clips have surpassed 100,000 views.

Not all videos were viewed equally. The clear winner, with 26.7 million views and counting, was this stunning and terrifying video from Russia Today:

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Funny stories from around the world

Some more funny and random headlines from around the world:

Enough Food For Everyone IF Campaign

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The G8 world leaders are coming to the UK in June this year, as it’s the UK’s turn to chair the event.

To mark this, over 100 UK charities (many from faith groups) have got together for the ‘IF’ campaign.

Nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night and two million children die from malnutrition every year. We’ve made progress in other areas, but hunger is still the great scandal of our age. All around the world, even in the UK, people are struggling to feed their families.

The campaign is based on four big ‘IF’ statements:

  • Enough Food For Everyone IF we give enough aid to stop children dying from hunger and help the poorest families feed themselves.
  • Enough Food For Everyone IF governments stop big companies dodging tax in poor countries.
  • Enough Food For Everyone IF we stop poor farmers being forced off their land and grow crops to feed people, not fuel cars.
  • Enough Food For Everyone IF governments and big companies are honest and open about their actions that stop people getting enough food.

Here’s a video about what the campaign is about:

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To find out more, visit the Enough Food IF campaign website.

Scooter Freestyle

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The Pro riders featured in this video were….
Lucky Pro Riders:
Kota Schuetz (@dakotaschuetz)
Lil Jon (@Jonjeffrey92)
Mike Montgomery (@Mikeshyphy)
And special guests Jake Clark (@jakeclarkk1) and Vincent Kudrna

In a video by Devin Supertramp.

Amazing basketball shot by young teenager

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Eighth grader Matt DeMember makes an unbelievable shot that just beats the buzzer in a youth basketball game at Greenridge Baptist Church in Maryland. Not only did he get a great reaction from the crowd, but later ESPN tweeted the video. It’s a kid’s dream come true!

Blogger Malala Yousafzai Leaves Hospital After Taliban Attack

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Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani blogger who was shot and severely injured by the Taliban in October 2012, was released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  The hospital shared a video on YouTube of Malala leaving inpatient treatment.

Malala will continue her rehabilitation in the UK, living for a few weeks in her family’s temporary home in the Birmingham area.  The hospital says she will be readmitted to undergo reconstructive cranial surgery later this month.

Members of the Pakistani Taliban shot Malala on her way home from school in the Swat valley region of Pakistan on Oct. 9.

The then 14-year-old had previously won the country’s first Peace Prize for her progressive blogging about the importance of women’s rights and education. She was and remains the target of frequent death threats from the Taliban. One Taliban member said after her injury that she would continue to be the target of attacks until she is killed.

Malala was moved to the UK on 15th October to receive medical care four days after the shooting.  Her parents and two younger brothers have taken temporary residence in the UK while she is undergoing treatment.

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Amazing Norwegian Kicker Can Put a Ball Anywhere He Wants

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Thanks to this viral video, Norwegian football player Havard Rugland has been offered the chance to tryout with the New York Jets:

The video shows the 27-year-old performing some outrageous tricks and kicks, from nailing 60-yard field goals to soccer-style scissor kicks and volleys with American footballs. […]

Rugland has no prior American football experience but kicking coach Michael Husted says that if he continues to develop, he could reach the NFL.

“Havard has incredible talent as a kicker,” Husted, who played nine seasons as an NFL kicker, told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. “He has a cannon for a leg. As he continues to refine his technique, he could be one of the strongest kickers in the NFL.”

He’s certainly got some impressive skills, it would be interesting to hear how he gets on.