The illusion of impossible skill

Skill, luck, or a truly daunting amount of repetition. Certainly the latter, but the effect is no less impressive. Click on the title above to watch the video.

Each of the individual segments in this video must have taken anywhere from one lucky toss to a whole day of filming. This was most likely someone’s hobby for months.

Even as we know that there is little skill involved, we are still able to find wonder in seeing something that appears unlikely. In fact, what we see is not unlikely at all with enough attempts made, however the illusion created by ignoring all of those attempts creates a pleasant experience that is hard to deny even as you understand what was involved.