4
Jan

Nakamura knocks bride and groom off a wedding cake

Japanese game shows never cease to provide us with golden entertainment. Today’s example: Free kick master Shunsuke Nakamura attempting to knock a bride and groom off of the top of a wedding cake.

It’s no secret that Nakamura has a spectacular ability to hit inch-perfect free kicks.

So why not see if he can do the near-impossible and hit a small cake topper off of a fake wedding cake that moves up and down and is obstructed by balloons in just 10 minutes? Simple.

Well, not exactly. Even Nakamura needed several attempts and even a little extra time until he eventually nailed it:

We’re not exactly sure what the stakes were here, but Nakamura couldn’t have been more relieved to have finally hit his target. We wonder what wacky challenge he’ll attempt next.

(Via r/soccer)

8
Apr

Leave it to the always-creative Japanese to put together a quirky game show challenging Lionel Messi to penalty kicks against a laser-guided, lightning-quick robot goalkeeper.

As you would expect from the best player of all time, Messi got the better end of the challenge, but not before the robot denied the Argentinian’s first couple attempts of! Check it out.