Man's Bizarre Skill for Reciting Alphabet Backwards Takes Internet by Storm

One man's bizarre skill for reciting the complete alphabet song backwards has impressed online, going viral with over 4 million views.

The video, shared by Tanner Harvey, shows what he calls the "best party trick i've ever seen," as friend Geoff Jensen proudly recites the alphabet backwards into his phone.

Filmed in the back of a moving tour bus, the group of men are the band for musician Denm, who is currently playing across the country—hence the tired mood to them all.

Jensen was lying down casually and managed to recite the entire alphabet backwards, but it only became clear what he'd done after. Instead, it appeared as if Jensen was speaking a mix between gibberish and Russian, as noted by many viewers.

He even changed the rhythm of the backwards song, in a bid to recreate the authentic tune of the alphabet song. Jensen then proudly played the recording out loud in reverse to his friends, revealing the full alphabet recital in a tone that many said still sounds Russian, despite him being American.

Jensen even managed to nail the finishing touch of adding "Now I know my ABCs, next time won't you sing with me," to the end.

The video can also be seen in full here.


Best party trick I’ve ever seen #fyp

♬ original sound - Tanner Harvey

The wacky skill has been impressing online, gaining over 800,000 likes in just four days. "I win," he shouted at the end of the video.

Harvey joked in a comment that his friend was in fact "an alien," making it the only plausible explanation for many.

"I love that the guy next to him woke up just to laugh," commented one user, noting the sudden rise of his friend after playing the alphabet recording.

"How many times is too many times to watch this," wrote another viewer.

"That is simply amazing and a quality I will now look for in men. Thank you so much," joked a TikTok user.

"I love that he sounds Russian forwards and backwards," added one user.

"This is the greatest thing i've ever seen," claimed another impressed viewer.

In other bizarre skills news, Florida man Tyler Phillips managed to set the world record for the "most consecutive cars jumped over on a pogo stick," on Wednesday, October 17.

Phillips jumped over five London cabs in England, breaking the previous world record of four. The moment was uploaded to the Guinness World Records (GWR) Instagram, where like Harvey's video, it went viral.

"Standing at nearly 2m [6.5 feet] tall and 1.6m [5.2 feet] wide, the five electric London cabs made for challenging hurdles," GWR said on its website.

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