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The Bruce Lee Ping Pong Video. Cool, But Not Real



Claim- A video has been circulating around depicting the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee demonstrating his skills by playing a game of Ping Pong using only nunchucks.


Status- False. It looks really cool, but it is really a part of an advertising campaign for Nokia's N98 cell phone from 2008, 35 years after his death. (You can find an interview with the creators here.) The Bruce Lee lookalike and his fellow actors had to synchronize their movements to the recorded sound of a real game in the background for reference. Afterwards, the sound effects and the ball was digitally inserted to add to the realism. The circulating clips typically have the phone scenes cut out to make them look more authentic, but below is the full videos as they were originally intended to be.




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