This Week I Learned to Rip a Phonebook in Half

  • Published on Mar 7, 2018
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Comments • 2 850

  • Jessica McLaren
    Jessica McLaren 3 hours ago

    He has the skill to learn skills... *wtf*

  • shane baruth
    shane baruth 18 hours ago


  • fantdm hero
    fantdm hero 2 days ago +13

    Learn to put the usb in right on the first try without looking

  • golden gaming0007
    golden gaming0007 3 days ago

    Learn to ollie

  • nightmare firedragon

    What a useful skill......

  • Megawave 79
    Megawave 79 4 days ago

    Skillz did better in my opinion not you

  • Kasper k gamer guy
    Kasper k gamer guy 4 days ago

    I ripped This book in half!!

  • Mrityunjoy Ghosh
    Mrityunjoy Ghosh 4 days ago

    Hech man. Wastage of paper

  • martin stojanovic
    martin stojanovic 8 days ago

    I get it you wont really need this its more like party skill but... You should come to a party and just rip owners phone book in half? I dont think he'll invite you to a party again

  • TTV ModSanti
    TTV ModSanti 8 days ago

    Who else saw the cut he made on the end of the book on one of the times he ripped them

  • Free Cartoons
    Free Cartoons 9 days ago

    I dont think that is fair though because he watched how to do it

  • gifted one
    gifted one 9 days ago

    become the richest guy in the world in a week

    PSPRO4GAMES GAMING 12 days ago

    Are you left handet?

  • Gipsy Avenger
    Gipsy Avenger 16 days ago


  • Abyss sans
    Abyss sans 16 days ago

    How the bored or angry do you have to be to try to rip a phone book in half

  • RICK W.
    RICK W. 19 days ago

    Next time you should try to learn to do some ''slinky'' trickshorts, pretty sure you got this ;)

  • Al C
    Al C 22 days ago

    This guy is just amazing in anything he does! :" I've never been so happy to see something that's so unbelievable pointless and useless" oh Mike :))))

  • Just Reading
    Just Reading 23 days ago

    March 2nd 2019

  • Maitixx GT
    Maitixx GT 24 days ago

    you're a lefty?

  • [][]Glitch[][] G
    [][]Glitch[][] G Month ago

    ARe you left handed?

  • Misha’s games
    Misha’s games Month ago

    So stupid...

  • big chungus
    big chungus Month ago

    Tear the pages one by one

  • Alexandra Delliou
    Alexandra Delliou Month ago


  • Skymemes E
    Skymemes E Month ago

    I did it it took me a while but I did it

  • Harri T
    Harri T Month ago

    Omg that looks so satisfying

  • Jared Schultz
    Jared Schultz Month ago

    Learn how to kick an American football field goal

  • Lu van RoLu
    Lu van RoLu Month ago

    Wow can you learn me to bake those lovely pancakes :p!

  • Oai productions
    Oai productions Month ago

    Why did u not just use Argos catalogs

  • FGV Cosmic
    FGV Cosmic Month ago

    Coulda just used the argos catalogue

  • Ranger YT
    Ranger YT Month ago

    Now i wanna breake my grade 6 course book....... 😂

  • neven 2134
    neven 2134 Month ago

    The poor books:(

  • PrxnceGamer
    PrxnceGamer Month ago

    Yellow pages

  • Tony Richmond
    Tony Richmond Month ago

    R.I.P phonebook

    get it? R.I.P, like ripping something. he

  • MNKeeper06
    MNKeeper06 Month ago

    Where do you get your pure drumming music?

  • Tryb
    Tryb Month ago

    OOOOOOOHHHHHHH I ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU SAY "day one OUR zero" 0:51 but you say "day one HOUR zero" XD

  • Sid Nicolas Borja
    Sid Nicolas Borja Month ago

    it would be a horror if someone did that using a bible

    omg i just can't..

  • wesley stanton
    wesley stanton 2 months ago

    Is this a skill?

  • stonefly514
    stonefly514 2 months ago

    What about an argos book? That would of worked

  • RadioGuy
    RadioGuy 2 months ago +4

    Watch phonebooks become so rare that they become valuable collector's items

  • Sameer Sethuram
    Sameer Sethuram 2 months ago

    well.......... THAT IS A WASTE OF PAPER!

  • Kieran Pickering
    Kieran Pickering 2 months ago

    Oh yeh yeh stop this meme it has to die we are your nightmare we are the one you fear we are oporation black out

  • Meet Bhayani
    Meet Bhayani 2 months ago

    A left handed like me...

  • Dude Delicate
    Dude Delicate 2 months ago

    52 skills

  • bud mcdope
    bud mcdope 2 months ago

    edmonton reppin

  • basilius julian
    basilius julian 2 months ago

    thumbs down

  • Phu2Cool
    Phu2Cool 2 months ago +1

    So happy to rip a phone book

    ANTONIO JELIC 2 months ago

    4:52 when the school is finally over.

    ANTONIO JELIC 2 months ago

    Video about ripping books...

  • Jorge Yanes
    Jorge Yanes 2 months ago

    That went faster than I thought

  • Ramon Schumacher
    Ramon Schumacher 2 months ago

    Next one is ripping an Amazon Kindle in half ;)

  • Ty Anderson
    Ty Anderson 2 months ago

    I wonder if my phone number was in that Alberta phonebook???

  • Outdated Tastes
    Outdated Tastes 2 months ago

    the last time I saw a phone book I was using it to hold the middle of my bed up

  • lil yeet
    lil yeet 2 months ago

    "I ripped this phone book in half"

  • Elijah Miniuk
    Elijah Miniuk 2 months ago

    Feminazi gets TRIGGERED by the Bible:

  • 0000 0000
    0000 0000 2 months ago

    lol. The phone books he sent you. Were half the size of the phonebooks during the 90s.
    Now do it on a tru city thick phonebook.

  • Frances Hardy
    Frances Hardy 2 months ago

    You could have used an Argos catalog

  • William Crawford
    William Crawford 2 months ago +3

    Now I know what to do when a phone book arrives at my house

  • Expired Cheerios
    Expired Cheerios 2 months ago

    How tf did he know I was Scottish

  • Mason J
    Mason J 2 months ago

    Oh thats why I am 15 and I remember big phone books we still have them here in Canada

  • someone random
    someone random 2 months ago

    4:40 is he left handed?

  • famguy59
    famguy59 2 months ago

    Did you guys ever have those big strong boys that would come to your school and tell you not to do drugs and shit but then after would break all kinds of stuff like baseball bats and rip phone books? Well I did lol they would also let some students come down and test the phone book but imagine if one of the kids watched the video then got picked to test the book and ripped it in half in front of the whole school, that kid would literally be the new god of that place lol

  • Elia Farrar
    Elia Farrar 2 months ago

    Solid maple syrup choice

  • Retro World178
    Retro World178 2 months ago

    Hey I'm in Canada and Alberta airdrie

  • Mister Griinch
    Mister Griinch 2 months ago

    I swear there’s something poetic about sheets of paper falling in slow motion.

  • Demon Lord
    Demon Lord 2 months ago

    I’m From Canada and Scotland

  • Asger Ramlyng due
    Asger Ramlyng due 2 months ago


  • Nathan Paquette
    Nathan Paquette 2 months ago

    Hey I live in Alberta!!

  • Japper360
    Japper360 2 months ago

    Holly shit the phone books in Saskatchewan (right beside alberta) are like 10 times thicker.

  • Xx_Exotics_xX
    Xx_Exotics_xX 2 months ago

    Where’s my Albertans at?

  • Capt steel
    Capt steel 2 months ago

    I disliked the video because he said I'm from Scotland

  • Black Andy
    Black Andy 2 months ago

    You should have 10 million subscribers

  • Luke Clarke
    Luke Clarke 2 months ago

    Can I just take a minute to say how messy your house is

  • ohsh*t-itsjade
    ohsh*t-itsjade 2 months ago

    Uhm is that just me but the close-up of him ripping the phone book I can see it partly cut already.

  • Sitting on a chair
    Sitting on a chair 2 months ago


  • Ariyan M
    Ariyan M 2 months ago


  • Deathlock 2466
    Deathlock 2466 2 months ago

    Pause vid and look book already ripped 5:10

  • chat 1441 ola
    chat 1441 ola 2 months ago

    Reeeeeee the poor book

  • Triggerd Potato
    Triggerd Potato 2 months ago

    3:29 if you go in captions it says gay phone birds

  • Phil Mckracken
    Phil Mckracken 2 months ago

    Like if you’re also from Edmonton

  • Xander Campbell
    Xander Campbell 2 months ago

    Hey mike, I’ve been watching you for a long time, I challenge you to bend a quarter inch gutter spike nail. I’m 13 and I can do it.

    • Xander Campbell
      Xander Campbell 2 months ago

      Bend it with your bare hands, look up Joseph l. Greenstien

  • Adrian
    Adrian 2 months ago

    Appreciate the Edmonton publicity

  • - ICE -
    - ICE - 2 months ago

    Alberta is a wonderful place i live in England and my Auntie lives in Toronto Canada

  • Dèep Saha
    Dèep Saha 2 months ago

    Love your stuff the way you learn new things and also make us too really love that

  • Inverted_ box
    Inverted_ box 2 months ago

    What’s you’re New Years resolution?

  • Green Tea
    Green Tea 2 months ago

    I love how happy you are with such a simple task sksksk

  • Zarule RBLX
    Zarule RBLX 2 months ago

    How does he stay motivated

  • The comment below mine is dumb

    Learn how to rip a dictionary in half
    Like all of the languages in the world

  • Jamer's Channel
    Jamer's Channel 2 months ago

    I allway thought he says "our 0" but he says "Hour 0" xD

  • L.c.d. Sythe
    L.c.d. Sythe 2 months ago

    He solved a rubix cube wile sky diving

  • cJamesR
    cJamesR 2 months ago

    This week I got so drunk I ripped the legs off my ikea furniture

  • [EthiC] Phantom
    [EthiC] Phantom 2 months ago

    4:42 Demons unleashed...... XD

  • Spoopy_VC
    Spoopy_VC 2 months ago

    Pog dude

  • Vincent the Mortician
    Vincent the Mortician 2 months ago

    But did you saw a boat in half?

  • jelly bean
    jelly bean 2 months ago

    It's not really learning it by yourself if u watcha tutorial but okay


  • Rab
    Rab 2 months ago opposite end of the book is pre cut in this shot

  • LGHavoc
    LGHavoc 2 months ago

    Is it just me or does he look like Ali a

  • *** ShadowBeast47 ***
    *** ShadowBeast47 *** 2 months ago

    Ur left handed! Same!

  • Joe Freido
    Joe Freido 2 months ago

    Isn’t the trick to “cook the books”

  • Mario Rafd
    Mario Rafd 2 months ago

    I could barely rip 20 blank paper sheets in half