How to Levitate a Ping Pong Ball with Your Mouth

Posted on Posted in How to Be Cooler Than Your Friends, Party Tricks, Season 2

Time: 3-4hrs

Cost: $3

Difficulty: Moderate

Coolness: Greatly Increased Depending on Context

The Quick Version

I had two takeaways from this skill:

  1.  Learning how to do this, and to make it look OKAY is fairly easy. To learn how to do it in a way that is worthy for a game of beer pong, will probably take 3-4 hours.
  2. Turns out, it was pretty hard to find information on levitating a ping-pong ball with your mouth. If you want to do it with a straw, that’s ezzy peezy

That said, here’s what I learned.


How to Levitate a Ball with Your Mouth

Step 1: Lining it Up

Hold the Ping Pong ball 3-4 inches from your face.

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2 is also fine…

Step 2: Perfecting the Position

Blow on the ball a few times to get it lined up with your mouth. You will feel the air on your fingers, and how it aligns with the ball, therefore letting you know if the ball is too far in any direction.

Step 3: Blowing

Once it feels good, blow with a thin and steady stream. You should be able to hold the ball in position for 3-5 seconds with a relatively low amount of wobbeling around.

Step 4: The Catch

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Innuendo, free of charge.

Once you’re out of air, stop breathing out, and open you mouth real wide, and let it fall on in.

Step 5: Bro Stuff

Once you’ve successfully held your ping pong ball aloft for 3-5 seconds, and caught it in your mouth, you are welcome to proceed in any bro-esc fashion you wish. Spitting it into a beer cup, and finishing that beer, or chest bumping are all appropriate post ‘ping pong floating’ activities.


Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed, and here’s a slow motion gif of my mustache blowing on a ping pong ball.

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