GeekDad's Jim MacQuarrie breaks down what's wrong with that very entertaining viral video with the Danish archer purportedly mastering an "ancient archery technique" that involves spraying a whole lot of arrows very very fast.
The question really comes down to three separate categories; (1) the claims made in the narration; (2) the trick shots shown, and (3) Andersen's actual archery ability.
We'll start with the third. Andersen's quick-shooting technique is obviously effective (if speed is the goal), in that he is able to fire a lot of arrows at a very rapid pace. It's worth noting that the narrator goes to great pains to explain why shooting at close-up distances is so important and denigrates "warrior archers only shooting at long distances," (just one of many totally false claims) in order to paper over the fact that the man obviously can't hit anything that's more than about 20 feet away. No doubt there are literally hundreds of failed attempts that were cut out of the carefully-edited video. His gimmick is speed, not accuracy, and it's obvious to anyone who actually knows anything about archery that his complete lack of any kind of consistent form is going to require camera tricks and a lot of luck, which is exactly what's on display here. He may in fact be the fastest archer in the world; he just shouldn't pretend to be accurate.
The really egregious part is the staggeringly inaccurate, misleading, and hyperbolic narration, written by somebody with little-to-no actual knowledge of archery history and a willingness to distort facts to make a bogus case.
"Danish "Archer" Demonstrates Gullibility of Audience" [geekdad.com]
Previously on Boing Boing: "Incredible archer shows his speed-shooting skills"