A special effects expert has poured cold water on any suggestion that a gymnast is able to catch a laptop between his buttocks after the circulation of a bizarre online video.
The YouTube footage, titled “Guy Catches Laptop With His Butt”, features three lycra-clad athletes performing the wacky party trick in a range of locations.
One gymnast repeatedly launches the MSI notebooks like a Frisbee at his shaggy-haired teammate, who appears to catch the spinning computer by clenching his cheeks with split-second precision.
A third gymnast is even brought in to help them pull off increasingly difficult stunts, including catching the computer while performing a backflip on a trampoline and hanging from a chin-up bar.
The video has proven extremely popular, receiving over 760,000 views since it was posted on Monday, with some people believing the exercise to be a legitimate feat.
But an animation expert says the video is laden with special effects and most likely created by a professional team.