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While the Olympic Games are mega exciting, they can also be mega depressing. Those athletes… just look at them! The sheer power and dedication is impressive and also a good reminder that you’ve probably never tried half as hard at something in your life. Wah. But not all hope is lost. There are alternative sports in which you mind find huge success. You’ll never know until you try…
For this game, you’ll need an old tennis racket and a roll of toilet paper soaked in white gas (usually reserved for camp stoves and lanterns). Apparently this was the brainchild of one lunatic who dreamt up a few new party games. He thought Flaming Frisbee was too dangerous, so Flaming Tetherball won out. Read more at WIRED’s Playbook.
Don’t laugh. This sport even has a sanctioning body: Major League Eating (aka the International Federation of Competitive Eating). The annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island is probably just as well-known as the Olympics. Learn more about this sport at WIRED’s Playbook.blog comments powered by Disqus