YouTube Guide: “Olympic Trick Shots”

The trick shot wizards at Dude Perfect team up with Olympic athletes. Plus: Mystery Guitar Man meets Larry King, and the universe is weird.


Chase Hoffberger


Published Jul 20, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 2:06 pm CDT

With over 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) Dude Perfect, “Olympic Trick Shots”

The London Olympics are just a week away, and the trick shot masters at Dude Perfect are celebrating by reeling in some of their favorite American olympians for a cross-fit exhibition in putting the ball into the hole. We’re talking fencers like Dennis Bowsher and cyclists like Giddeon Massie showing their best hoop trick shots off for all the world to see.

2) Vlogbrothers, “The Universe is Weird: A Song”

Take it from Hank Green: The Universe is a strange place. And if you don’t want to take him at his word, at least take him for his song. Strumming on an acoustic guitar, the taller Vlogbrother explains what’s going on with quarks and photons and electrons and all that weird science stuff.

3) Nick McKaig, “The Indiana Jones Theme (Vocal Cover)”

Tallahassee, Fla., vocal phenom Nick McKaig pulls a nine-part a cappella twist on the classic John Williams theme song to Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones trilogy—complete with backdrops and Indiana Jones hats and everything.

4) Mystery Guitar Man, “Mini Larry King”

Mystery Guitar Man is back, and he’s brought along… Larry King?! That’s right, the legendary CNN talk host—currently pushing a Web show on—stopped into MGM’s living room to have some fun with some miniature versions of himself. It’s silly, it’s fun, it’s Larry F’n King.

5) All Time 10s, “10 Surprising Facts about Google”

Google is the most popular search engine in the world. It’s also a company that benefits from a whole ton of goodwill and positive “Don’t be evil” PR. But there are plenty of things that people don’t actually know about the company. Here are ten facts that may surprise you—if not make you feel even a little better about Google.

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*First Published: Jul 20, 2012, 6:02 pm CDT