Jul 29 2009

Thirteen Child Prodigies to Watch

Published by at 10:00 am under Lists,Oddly Enough

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I don’t know what it is about child prodigies, but there’s just something undeniably cool about seeing a kid do something that they shouldn’t be able to physically do.

These thirteen kids are masters of their respective fields despite not even hitting puberty yet. I’m willing to bet at least half of these kids will be household names when they’re grown, so watch these videos so you can say you knew about them first.

The Athletes:

Soccer

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6WySOHbs0

I would be impressed if this kid was 12, but he’s SIX. That’s disgusting, I still can’t pull off a few of these moves and I’ve been playing soccer for 18 years. Can anyone give me a name? I know he’s French.

Football

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3oP6xr0NNA

This kid’s name is Cody Lane, and he’s hyped to be the next Reggie Bush. I don’t know how old he is, but he doesn’t look very big.

Basketball

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIqVvRh_cEY

Sure Tayshaun Augusto is 11 (older than a lot of the kids on this list), but his coordination is off the charts. Oh also, he can run a mile faster than any eleven year old ever.

Pool

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc0GvjwZo6A

I’d say this kid is what, eight? There’s probably not a whole lot of glory in being a sick pro pool player (as opposed to the last three sports), but this kid’s trick shots are out of control.

Anything

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDllYLasHxU

I’ve been following Liam Hoekstra practically since birth his story is so amazing. He was born with a ridiculously rare genetic condition that essentially doubles his muscle mass with no discernable negative side effects. Here’s what it looks like on a full grown Whippet.  The kid just turned three so his strength is finally being able to be measured. He tests about 3 to 4 times greater than other kids his age. I highly recommend watching the whole documentary.

Golf

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxPmzIKBris

I just put this up here to show you that you should seriously keep an eye on some of these other kids.

The Artists:

Piano

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUx4t4W4eVY

This girl is six and can already compose her own music.

Dance

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPeIVJmZRWM

Maybe not a prodigy per se, but it’s the video that inspired this post.

Singing

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWNoiVrJDsE

I bet a lot of you have seen this clip from Britain’s Got Talent, but little Connie is always worth another look.

Drums

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO67LAmgjZQ

There were a bunch of kid drummers to choose from, but I choose this five year old because he’s awesome in a lot of ways.

Guitar

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwhkG3LhZO8

You would think a seven year-old’s hands just wouldn’t be big enough for the guitar, but this kid found a way.

Painting

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf8TW1p-gr0

Yeah it’s paiting, it’s boring, but you’ve got to respect this kid’s talent.

DDR

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JzcqALklRs

I wasn’t sure whether to put this in “Athletes” or “Artists.” DDR mastery is a skill all its own.





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