I was pointed to this amazing video of Bruce Lee playing Ping Pong with Nunchuku today. And it totally blew my mind, reminded me of research suggesting that humans integrate tools that we use into our mental model of our bodies.
There’s just one problem. It’s a fake. It was created entirely in 2008 (thirty-five years after Bruce Lee’s death) as a promotion for Nokia.
Debunked on snopes.com, http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/pingpong.asp:
This video clip purportedly showing actor and martial arts master Bruce Lee playing ping-pong with nunchaku (also called “nunchucks” or “nunchuks”) is a digital creation intended as a viral advertisement for the Nokia N96 Limited Edition Bruce Lee cell phone, produced in 2008 (thirty-five years after Lee’s death) by the Beijing office of the JWT (J. Walter Thompson) advertising agency. The video employed a Bruce Lee look-alike actor pretending to play ping-pong against an opponent, their movements sychronized to the sounds of a genuine table tennis match, with the final audio and the visual image of the ball being added to the clip in post-production.