Ukrainian Jugglers Weigh in on the War

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “War is the art of destroying men, politics is the art of deceiving them” Jean Le Rond D’Alembert (1717-1783). French philosopher, physicist, and mathematician. For Alexander Koblikov, the war in Ukraine could last for years. However, he proudly highlights the unity of his compatriots. After the surprise Russian attack in Ukraine last Thursday, February 24, …

Evolution of the Anthony Gatto Show

Anthony Gatto in Cirque Du Soleil.  (Haz clic aquí para español.) Anthony Commarota, known as Anthony Gatto, is considered the best juggler in history. He currently holds 9 world records, all of which were set between 1989 and 2011. His achievements and videos of him continue to inspire jugglers old and new. As a fan of Gatto, I wanted to …

The Deadly Show of William Bloomfield

Magician George Grimmond performing ‘catch the bullet’ in 1958. Illustration. (Haz clic aquí para español.) The German juggler and illusionist Wolf Blumenfeld went down in history as one of the artists who had a sad outcome due to mishandling of guns. Wolf Wilhelm Blumenfeld was born on March 28, 1849, in Limburg on the Lahn, Limburg-Weilburg, Hesse, Germany. His parents, …

New Findings on the Turnip Challenge

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In August 2021 I wrote about juggler Jean Bedini’s strange challenge of catching a turnip, thrown from the top of a skyscraper, with a fork held in his mouth. Newspapers in the second decade of the 20th century did enough propaganda for Bedini to become a celebrity. You can read my article here. Following the …

Interview with Chinonso Eche

(Haz clic aquí para español.) If the name “Amazing Kid Eche” doesn’t sound familiar to you, maybe the image of a kid balancing a ball on his head while hitting another ball with his knee might. He is Chinonso Eche. He has his name stamped in the Guinness Book of Records with the following records: Most consecutive football (soccer) touches …

Interview with Masahiro Takahashi

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “Juggling when I’m hungry doesn’t make any progress,” Masahiro Takahashi, August 4, 2016. Without a doubt, Masahiro is one of the best jugglers today. Well, every time he appears he dazzles us with feats of his that were considered impossible within the juggling community, such as: 7 clubs Albert (flash), 7 clubs Backcross (9 catches), and …

Juggling Commercials Compilation

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Bowling for Dollars. You’ve probably seen juggling in TV commercials, movie ads, or sports game breaks throughout your life. Many will remember those advertising strategies of all kinds, where the actor, without knowing anything about juggling and thanks to the video editions, made us believe that juggling was something simple and everyday. Now, it is …

The Man Chased by the Wheels

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Erick González wakes up every day at 8:00 am to prepare his daughter and take her to her grandparents’ house so that they can take care of her, while he and his wife go to work. His workday, juggling at traffic lights, is three hours a day, since his body, after suffering a serious accident, …

Juggling Kids – Part III

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In the third part of this series, we will read the stories of two jugglers of the new generation who, due to their amazing feats at a relatively young age, have attracted the attention of more experienced artists who have shared their videos on different digital platforms. You can read the first part of the …