This Large Man Celebrated the USA’s Independence with an Epic Slow-Motion Belly Flop (Video)

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In the world of diving, one of the primary goals, in addition to proper acrobatic technique, is to cut through the surface of the water like a knife, splashing as little as possible. However, in my opinion, this aesthetic is downright un-American.

As little as possible? What is this, France? Forget that. Give me as much as possible. I want a freaking tidal wave. Give me belly flops!

And don’t come back at me with, “oh, but belly flops aren’t graceful and athletic,” or, “obesity is a serious health epidemic.” Have you ever seen a truly great belly flop in slow motion? They’re downright majestic.

See for yourself:

I don’t know who this guy is, but I know that his name is Timmy, and that he performed this gorgeous flop last Thursday in honor of ‘Murica’s 237th birthday.

Timmy, you are an artist and a patriot.

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