The Sanddornbalance Act Features 14 Branches and a Feather

By: Andrew Sztein - Published: Mar 6, 2013 • References: youtube and laughingsquid
Until today, the most impressive balancing acts I've ever seen generally involved an inebriated bar-goer juggling a couple of pints of beer without spilling a drop.

That's an impressive feat on its own, but it pales in comparison to the impossibly ridiculous balancing acts performed by M├Ądir Eugster of the Swiss circus troupe Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque. In this king of all balancing acts known as Sanddornbalance (which I've come to know as CTRL-V because that's one heck of a tricky spelling), Eugster balances 14 palm branches and a feather using just one hand and his head as he tries to grasp for the single feather, tantalizingly hanging a few feet away from his grip. He transfers the weight of the entire structure to his head before balancing the entirety on a single vertical pole. As soon as he grabs the feather, the entire structure beautifully comes apart in glorious slow motion.