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YouTube Guide: The human slingshot returns!

A year and a half after his first human slingshot video, Devin Graham is at it again, launching his friends at 40 MPH.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 12, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 9:55 pm CDT

With more than 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. But in YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.

1) Devin Graham, “Human Slingshot 2X – Vooray”

They made the human slingshot a thing in 2011, and now Devin Graham and Vooray are back to their old tricks of launching their friends into a lake at 40 MPH with an inner tube and a couple of ramps.

2) Tobuscus, “LITERAL God of War: Ascension Trailer”

The new trailer for God of War: Ascension is full of sad and angry moments. If you’ve never played the game, this literal trailer from Tobuscus may not give you much of an idea of the plot, but you’ll know exactly what you’re watching.

3) ERB, “Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison”

Unlike some of the previous Epic Rap Battles contestants, Tesla and Edison were rivals in real life. They both manage to light up and shock each other in this charged battle of wits, leaving people to decide whether history should repeat itself.

4) Barely Political, “Kristen Stewart Explains St. Patty’s Day!”

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t all about beer, but it had its part in how the holiday came to be (if you take Kristen Stewart’s word for it). She tells the history of the patron saint of Ireland (and Patricks) in her usual awkward manner.

5) Pepsi, “Test Drive”

As part of a practical joke with Pepsi, Nascar driver Jeff Gordon disguised himself and went to a local car dealership to test drive a Camaro. Turns out when people don’t know that you’re a professional racecar driver they tend to lose their shit when you pull out those twists and turns at full speed.

Photo via devinsupertramp/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 12, 2013, 6:13 pm CDT