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Extraordinary people are awesome video rounds up best human feats of 2018



Walking a terrifying tightrope, skydiving through a rainbow and golf on a unicycle: Extraordinary videos show why 'people are awesome'

  • The clips feature in a YouTube video called People Are Awesome, which has had over half a million views
  • It shows daredevils performing tricks and stunts around the world, from the French Alps to South Africa
  • Here MailOnline Travel picks five of its favourite clips - all guaranteed to make your jaw drop 

By Samantha Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 09:06 EST, 9 January 2019 | Updated: 09:51 EST, 9 January 2019

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People can do all sorts of extraordinary things - and here's the evidence.

Some of the most amazing human feats captured on film in 2018 have been compiled into one exhilarating video, which has received more than half a million views.

The YouTube video, called People Are Awesome, showcases adrenaline junkies performing tricks and stunts in some incredible locations. Here we pick five of our favourite clips...

Balancing act 

Hole in one: Kevin Carpenter performs a unique trick shot while on a unicycle
Hole in one: Kevin Carpenter performs a unique trick shot while on a unicycle

Hole in one: Kevin Carpenter performs a unique trick shot while on a unicycle

Learning to ride a unicycle is tricky stuff. Agreed?

Well, Kevin Carpenter decided to take things one step further and master the art of playing golf while balancing on the wacky mode of transport.

Here we see the talented 45-year-old performing a unique trick shot involving bouncing a golf ball on ramps before hammering it across the range.  

Kevin, from Colchester, Essex, has been entertaining crowds for years. He said: 'I first bought a unicycle six or seven years ago in the hope that I could eventually learn to include the prop in my show. 

'The unicycle has become a unique selling feature in my shows, as none of my fellow trick shot competitors ride the unicycle.'

Visit www.kcgolfshow.com for more information.

Best foot forward

Brave: Nathan Paulin crosses a tightrope between two mountains in the French Alps
Brave: Nathan Paulin crosses a tightrope between two mountains in the French Alps

Brave: Nathan Paulin crosses a tightrope between two mountains in the French Alps

Nathan Paulin went to extreme measures to enjoy some incredible views of the French Alps - by walking a 100m tightrope between two mountains.

The professional slackliner, 22, was training for a project on the Eiffel Tower in his home town of Le Reposoir when this jaw-dropping footage was captured. 

But before your nerves are completely frayed, we can assure you he was wearing a safety harness to tackle the deadly feat.

Nathan said: 'It was cold because I was barefoot during the winter and high in the mountains. The view was crazy in the clouds!'  

Wheelie impressive   

Need for speed: Three BMX riders race on a dirt course in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Need for speed: Three BMX riders race on a dirt course in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Need for speed: Three BMX riders race on a dirt course in Stellenbosch, South Africa

These three professional BMX riders got down and dirty when they sped around this challenging terrain in South Africa.

Sam Reynolds, from Surrey, can be seen in the clip with his pals Nico Vink and Clemens Kaudela performing some seriously cool bike jumps and flips. 

Sam, 27, told MailOnline: 'That course was amazing. It was part of my mountain bike event called Darkfest in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and after the three of us spent a month building the jumps it was amazing to enjoy it with those two.'

Slice of the action

Fierce: Mackensi Emory shows off her award-winning sword-fighting skills 
Fierce: Mackensi Emory shows off her award-winning sword-fighting skills 

Fierce: Mackensi Emory shows off her award-winning sword-fighting skills 

You don't want to mess with Mackensi Emory.

She's a martial artist with some impressive acrobatic moves and razor-sharp reflexes, as can be seen in this video where she shows off her incredible swordsmanship.

After unsheathing her weapon, she performs a variety of somersaults while striking her sword through the air. 

Mackensi, from California, started martial arts training at the age of six and has been competing at national level since 2007. She has earned 59 world championship titles. 

Taste the rainbow

Pot of gold: Skydivers take a dive right next to a stunning full-circle rainbow
Pot of gold: Skydivers take a dive right next to a stunning full-circle rainbow

Pot of gold: Skydivers take a dive right next to a stunning full-circle rainbow

Perfect weather conditions made for a skydive to remember for this group of thrill-seekers.

They were left utterly awestruck when the sun broke through leaving them with the sight of a stunning full-circle rainbow as they jumped out of a plane with Skydive Spaceland in Houston, Texas.

We wonder if they found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?  

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