U.S. teen flips water bottle for talent show; crowd, internet go nuts

A teen in Charlotte, N.C., had an idea for his high school talent show: He'd walk up to a fold-up table, flip a bottle of water in the air and have it land squarely on the table.

The 'flip heard around the world' gets national blog, TV coverage

A teen in Charlotte, N.C., had an idea for his high school talent show: He'd walk up to a fold-up table, flip a bottle of water in the air and have it land squarely on the table. 

"That's it? That's all you're doing?" school administrators asked in disbelief. 

Little did they know. 

Mike Senatore, a senior at Ardrey Kell High School, didn't just flip the partially full bottle onto the table — he knew how to sell his talent. 

A friend suggested a suitably dramatic musical score: "300 Violin Orchestra" by Jorge Quintero. 

Mike approached the table in a slow-motion run, building up the tension. 

When the music reached its crescendo and the violins suddenly went silent, he straightened up and got down to business. 

He flipped the bottle over once and it stuck its landing on the table, sending the crowd into hysterics. 

Here's another video of Mike's talent. 

And one more. 

Videos of the feat have been viewed and reposted thousands of times on Twitter. 

His classmates were suitably proud. 

Truth.

The flip quickly gained meme status, getting converted into a GIF and being covered by major American blogs. 

And then came the local and national TV news coverage. 

Soon, brands were getting in on the action. 

It was all pretty overwhelming.

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