Internet Calls Bluff on Incredible Ping-Pong Video

Mia Trovato
October 7, 2013
Internet Calls Bluff on Incredible Ping-Pong Video

The Internet is a great place to showcase people's oddest talents. Take, for example, Swedish group the Tumba Ping Pong Show. Since 2012 its channel on YouTube has featured insane Ping-Pong-related tricks that leave viewers scratching their heads. And one of their latest videos pushes the envelope. This one, involving knife throwing, has people talking and gasping. Check it out here.

Now if you watched that clip and thought, "That is unbelievable," you are not alone. Folks on Reddit's video forum are calling the group's bluff. Hundreds of commenters in the forum studied the video frame by frame trying to dismantle its authenticity. One commenter pointed out that at the 17-second mark you can already see a knife attached to the girl's paddle even before the knife reaches it. Another thinks the trick to achieve the illusion was to layer two videos over each other. Oh, and about that awesome catch of the Ping-Pong ball in the girl's mouth? Reddit detectives claim she spat it out and it was just played in reverse. If it is in fact a fake, those are some pretty amazing video-editing skills, but you be the judge. Death-defying Ping-Pong awesomeness? Or is the group just tricking our eyes? Tell us on our Facebook page or by following us on Twitter @YahooTrending.