This is ridiculous. Plain old ridiculous. Apparently it’s some Red Bull event called Crashed Ice. It is as dangerous as it looks, one of those people broke their tailbone, which is apparently excruciating. I have no intention of ever trying this. Watching it on the other hand, I could be for that, maybe.
Drone Racing is a thing. I’ve posted about it before, I can’t remember though if I posted about the Drone Racing League (DRL), I think I did. It’s a cool thing to watch the highlights and edited videos of. I’m not sure if I would watch a live race. ESPN however is hoping differently. On Sunday October 23, 2016 they will air the first of 10 episodes for the 2016 DRL season. Honestly, I don’t see it succeeding, at least not at any level approaching those traditional sports reach. I’m not talking Monday Night Football numbers, or even Saturday afternoon hockey. I think it will be a stretch to get in the millions of viewers to this. But we’ll see.
Did you know of this “sport” I never heard of it until I stumbled upon this imgur album. Basically, people attach a strong magnet to a rope and throw it into rivers and bodies of water hoping to find sunken treasure, or murder weapons, or un-exploded ordinance. In reality, all they seem to find is rusted crap, but hey, they’re cleaning up the environment, so good on them.
The sport is pretty dull, the commentary on the photos is what makes it fun. I can’t say the same for the rest of the subreddit dedicated to this sport, but there are some interesting finds in there.
Dentist Vic Chaney has created a masterpiece of a marble run based on everyone’s favorite “sport” golf. It’s pretty simple, except for the golfers that stop the flow of the ball through the track. But I kind of like that element to it, it breaks it up and is something you don’t see every day in your regular marble runs. And don’t you worry, I have plenty of marble run posts planned for the future, they are just too fun to watch.
The amount of time spent building this game is impressive. The re-usability of it is questionable. Especially since it seems like these people are as good as human sized Foosball as the average person is a normal Foosball. I will hand it to them though, this was a cool idea that I’ve never seen before, and if it could be made alittle more sturdy, this is something that could be added to traveling carnivals and stuff. It’s just that type of mindlessly fun game that I’d pay a few dollars to try one evening. I’m sure kids would love it.