Extraordinary human feats like the invention of the wheel, landing on the moon and creating the light bulb can now take a backseat to the sublime bottle-flipping talents of a high school senior.
Mike Senatore, a senior at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, showed that the bottle flip is the new mic drop by successfully flipping a plastic bottle at a school talent show and watching as the Internet promptly flipped out over it.
“It’s just surreal,” Senatore told TODAY. “You just can’t process it. Something I do every day just became so big. People who know me know that I flip bottles.”
Senatore, 18, has reached “Damn Daniel”-heights of Internet delirium after he brought down the house at the school’s annual talent show on Tuesday with the magical skill of…flipping a water bottle and having it land right-side up on a table.
“Honestly, I thought I was gonna miss it,” he said about his big moment. “I had practiced it all the night before. It’s my only talent, so I figured I’d try it at the talent show this year and then just walk off.”
It wasn’t just any flip, though, with the choreography, artistry and showmanship. It was watching the Picasso of the bottle flip at work, all synced to the song “300 Violin Orchestra” by Jorge Quintero on the suggestion of a friend.