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Comparing performance...


A few weeks ago, I successfully completed Tom Holland's ridiculous "handstand t-shirt challenge".


I have a few talents, but looking good while hanging upside down shirtless is not one of them... so I'll spare you the video of me actually completing it.


But trust me, I did it.


In fact, I did it in just 24 seconds.


That's pretty good, right? I mean, if you clicked that link above, you might have noticed that Tom Holland took a full 44 seconds to do it, and he's a lot younger and in a heck of a lot better shape than I am.


Personally, I thought 24 seconds was a fantastic time... right up until I saw a video of my cousin completing the challenge in just 9 seconds, without any of the panting or swearing featured in my own laborious attempt.


When I saw his video -- which his wife had posted to her private Instagram feed -- I sent him a text message that partially read, "You made that handstand challenge look stupid easy, I managed to do it, but it didn't look like yours!! Lol."


His response to that comment was brief but wise:


"I did have a lifetime of training... so...."


He had a great point.