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"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."
Thomas Edison

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September 5, 2016

There’s this game called Maktot. It’s also called Kadima. According to this article in a recent issue of Hadassah Magazine, Maktot, “…Hebrew for rackets, is a bizarre sport: It has practically no rules, no winners and can go on forever, making it in many respects a metaphor for the Middle East conflict.” It’s played like this: “…two players, […]

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July 15, 2016

Floris Koot, inventor of Switchball, has created a detailed, and highly playable description of a truly playful, and playfulness-inspiring re-interpretation of what sports are really for. Fun, of course. He explains: The game is played with 5 to 7 teams at the same time, in a field that is preferably one big circle. The sport is fluid. […]

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Mondo Croquet in Costa Rica

July 5, 2016

A message from Lord Peters, Sledge-Hammer-Wielder-in-Chief: Hey kids!  Here we are playing Mondo Croquet in San José, the capital of the fine country of Costa Rica! As you may know, our long range goal is to be part of the Summer Olympics, perhaps you’ve heard of it… Here’s a step towards our goal – friends […]

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The Wearing on your Head of a Panty Hose with a Tennis Ball in it Bottle Knocking Over Game

June 8, 2016
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Silly World Records with Junk

April 12, 2016

Those people in the picture are trying to see how many inner tubes one person can lift. What this is, is a picture of something else you can do with junk to bring fun where there’s not enough. It’s just one of the Record Breaking activities from Ron Jones wonderful book Shared Victory, a Collection […]

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August 4, 2015

via Svane Frode Think of it as tether ball for your feet.

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New and Unique Sports

July 26, 2015

I found a new resource for invented sports. On your behalves, I looked for a good sample. I found Whippse. Not much on YouTube or the Interwebs. But I found enough to convince me that this game looks like fun.

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Making a soccer ball out of plastic bags

June 14, 2015
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January 27, 2015

Metafilter notes: If you built a $7,000 pool table big enough to walk around on and replaced the balls with soccer balls, you’d be playing Snookball. The sport was invented by two French entrepreneurs and there are 10 tables in that country so far. “We know this game will be popular when beer is involved,” […]

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January 22, 2015

This is not about sports, but about an approach to using things that is the core message of this website. Enjoy.

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