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News : Double Fine Improves the Psychonauts Meat Circus!

Anyone who likes shooters is going to hate me for saying this: the best game of the 2000's for me was Psychonauts by Double Fine Studios. It came out in 2005 for the original Xbox, achieving critical acclaim, but never selling very well due to its sheer kookiness and poor mark ...more

News : Circus Freak Sideways Bicycle

We've seen lots of cool bicycles here on WonderHowTo, but somehow Michael Killian’s sideways bicycle earns him circus freak status. You can read more about Killian's invention on his site, but in brief, it all started like this: ...And then evolved into this: Previously, Thie ...more

How To : Join the circus

So you really want to join the circus? Okay, here's what you need to do. You Will Need * Determination * Discipline * A skill valued by a circus * Training at a circus school (optional) * A headshot and full body shot (optional) * An audition tape (optional) Step 1: Be realis ...more

How To : Be a circus acrobat

From the trapeze to the tight rope, circus acrobats are the aerial stars of the show. Learn tips on how to do circus acrobatics in this free video clip series on sports and agility. Part 1 of 22 - How to Be a circus acrobat. Be a circus acrobat - Part 2 of 22. Click through to ...more

How To : Make a circus themed scrapbook album layout

In this how-to video, Bethany's layout captures all of the fun, whimsy and flavor of the circus. She creates some cotton candy letters for her Title using a Circus die cut alphabet set and some shiny, textured papier paint. With some custom epoxy embellishments, dyed-to-match ...more

How To : Play "Circus" by Britney Spears on guitar

Learn how to play "Circus" by Britney Spears, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: Standard Tuning: Intro: F#m A G# G Verse 1 F#m A G# G There’s only two types of people in the world F#m A G# G The ones that entertain, an ...more

How To : Make a circus scrapbook page

This video demonstrates how to make a day at the circus scrapbook page. Using circus die cut, alphabet, and embelishments. You'll have a beautiful page that will remind you of your trip to the circus for many years to come. Make a circus scrapbook page. Click through to watch ...more

How To : Make circus peanut salad

Circus Peanut Salad! Happy Valentine's Day! Jolene Sugarbaker The Trailer Park Queen whips up a tasty Gelatin Salad for Valentine's Day! In this episode of The Trailer Park Cooking Show, Jolene makes a great dessert gelatin salad using Circus Peanuts!

News : Ogilvy & Mather's Mattel SCRABBLE Prints

Aside from the popular television commercials Ogilvy & Mather did for Mattel's Scrabble back in 2000 and 2001, they also have a large history in print with Mattel. From 1998 until the present, they've been designing graceful, risible and salacious Scrabble and Junior Scrabble ...more

How To : 5 Meticulously Crazy DIY Halloween Costumes

While some of us like to keep it simple with the Halloween costumes, there's the whole other side of Halloweeners that go all out with theirs These are five of the more crazy and interesting costumes that you can do yourself—if you dare. Gaping Hole Costume While this costum ...more

News : Wall of Deaaaaaath (Indian Style)...is AWWWWWESOME

Uh...I'll say it again. One word. Awesome.  Via YouTube, "From my trip to India: The Diamond Maruti Car Circus in Delhi. These death defying bad boys drive a wonky Nissan all over your foolish health & safety regulation..." Apparently, the Wall of Death is nothing new (the ...more

News : Johnny Mac, the Almighty Trick Shot Quarterback

Johnny McEntee, a UConn football player, uploaded yet another trick shot compilation to YouTube. So what if the junior third-string QB has yet to make a pass in a collegiate game? He has successfully ranked in the eyes of all-powerful Google, raking in nearly 1.5 million views ...more

News : World's First EVER Monster Truck Backflip

Last year WonderHowTo's favorite daredevil Travis Pastrana attempted to land the world's very first monster truck backflip. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out as he had hoped. Here's what happened: Now, one year later, Pastrana's fellow Nitro Circus stuntman, Cam McQueen, ...more

News : Great Books for The Balloon Artist and Entertainer

Below are a number of balloon artist related books that I have collected over the years. If you do not see a book that you own listed here, please feel free to let me know about it as I would love to add it to my collection. Additionally, I would be more than happy to share in ...more

How To : Make pumpkin shaped cupcakes for Halloween

We've got a little secret to share with you: Being a master cupcake chef doesn't require you to be a baking whiz or even have a degree from a famous culinary school. When it comes to good cupcakes, decorating yours to pro standards is easier than you think. If you don't belie ...more

HowTo : Ace a Free Throw

Larry Silverberg and Chau Tran of North Carolina State University tested more than 100,000 3-D simulations of free throws to come up with this HowTo for you. The two engineers have determined the perfect trajectory. Check out their strategy below, via Wired's How-To Wiki. Ima ...more

News : D'oh! The Greatest Missed Dunk of All Time

Shannon Brown makes what might possibly be the greatest missed dunk of all time in the fourth quarter of the Suns v. Lakers basketball game last night. Via Balls Don't Lie, "Even though he missed, that totally gets a 'wowee we wa' from this guy. The miss was so good that peo ...more

How To : Do fire breathing basics

In this series of circus and carnival instructional videos, our expert on party entertainment will tell you everything you need to know about breathing fire. Do fire breathing basics - Part 1 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do fire breathing basic ...more

How To : Fold a beautiful Marie Antoinette paper doll

Queen Marie Antoinette was both loved and despised by her people, but there was one thing that was undisputed: Her exquisite (though often over-the-top style). Big poufy gowns with lots of underwire, towering white wigs, and frilly lace and ruffles made her look like a sparkly ...more

News : AT&T Reveals Winners of First Magic Leap Hackathon

Now that its first developer conference is in the rearview mirror, Magic Leap continues to nurture its content development community, this time with an assist from strategic investor and retail partner AT&T. After accepting submissions through Oct. 26, Magic Leap held its fir ...more

Edit on a Dime : Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s been a fun week here at Edit on a Dime, and not just because I drove around LA for an hour with an iPhone taped to the hood of my car for a review. Here’s what I was up to: Vidify: The Best Automatic Video Editor App for the iPhone Mixmoov: A Browser-Based Video Editing ...more

News : Oh My Lord, What Else Can This Chick Do?

Meet Masha Terentieva, circus artist, hailing from a long lineage of performance artists in St. Petersburg, Russia. Masha can move her body in unimaginable ways. Masha's specialty? The all-American, classic hula hoop. If you can get past the cheesy music, check out this video ...more

How To : Build and walk on stilts

In this video series, watch as professional circus performer Paul Anderson teaches how to build and walk on stilts. Learn how to saw wood for stilts, how to make tin can stilts, how to build hand held stilts, how to jump on power skip stilts, how to do tricks on stilts, how to ...more

News : Bicycle-Go-Round

Artist Robert Wechsler has salvaged and reassembled 9 bicycles into a carousel arrangement. The best part about the project? Wechsler leaves his bicycle-go-round in public places for strangers to ride. Imagine stumbling across one of these in a public park! Genius. Previously ...more

How To : Use jumping stilts

Learn how to jump and walk on stilts, with expert instructions on putting stilts on and getting off the ground, in this free circus tricks video series on using jumping stilts. Part 1 of 17 - How to Use jumping stilts. Use jumping stilts - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch ...more

News : kangaroo boxing

This is a big salute to the freak shows and circuses of the victorian era, the era of the weird and downright wonderful;taxidermy squirrels in top hats having tea, bearded ladies and voyeurismso i propose a kangroo boxing fight tribute to the best freaks and morons of the era, ...more

How To : Build your own balance board

This video will show you how to build your own balance board, including all the dimensions. Balance boards have been known in the circus for a long time as rola-bolas, but they are now appearing on the market as indoboards or voodoo boards. They are used as balance training ai ...more

News : Travis Pastrana Flies Cars

Our Thrillbilly-Tricycle-Flip hero is back, and never fails to astound. Travis Pastrana is both an X-Games gold medalist and star of MTV show Nitro Circus. The daredevil kicks ass at supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, base jumping and rally racing. This time Pastran ...more

How To : Set up a slack line or wire

A simple method for setting up a slackline with 5 carabiners. This setup should not be used for highlines. Practice this circus trick of balance and skill. You need webbing for this slack lining technique.

News : Prank that will be remembered forever...

Warnings READ READ READ! Have the Jackass crew go out to the club or maybe one of the members house, then tell one of the jackass members like Bam(Best choice) or anyone else to put a sleeping pill into another jackass members drink like Weeman(Best choice), and tell Bam its ...more

How To : Ride a unicycle

Riding a unicycle is a great circus activity, or just a fun way to get around and impress your friends. Learn how to ride a unicycle with expert tips in this free video series on unicycling. Part 1 of 18 - How to Ride a unicycle. Ride a unicycle - Part 2 of 18. Click through t ...more

How To : Juggle crystal sticks

Juggling crystal sticks is a form of gyroscopic juggling that is related to the circus arts. Learn how to perform several tricks using the juggling crystal sticks from a juggling expert in this free video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Juggle crystal sticks. Juggle crystal stic ...more

How To : Perform the contact juggling isolation Enigma

Aspiring street performers, circus performers, and tricksters: Listen up! In this video, learn from "The Amazing Kenny" the contact juggling isolation Enigma. This trick uses Fushig Balls and is perfect to mistify your audience!

How To : Skunk Hoodie, T-Recon, Part 1, Threadbanger

If you've ever wanted to learn how-to transform yourself into a skunk here's the perfect opportunity. In this 2 part special, Infinity Circus shows us how-to make a skunk hoodie. Not a hoodie out of a skunk, not a hoodie for a skunk, but a hoodie that makes you look like a sku ...more

How To : Perform an acrobatic card trick

Bring the circus into your home with this famed acrobatic cards trick. Watch magician Ryan Oakes teach you how to make your old deck of cards do a little dance. You will need one deck of cards. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors, so mak ...more

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