Welcome to Junkyard Sports!

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

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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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October 29, 2014

Circball is “a variation of the sports of basketball. Circball uses a circular court area and a cluster-ring basket hoops. The game play rules involves a combination of competitive and cooperative game of play.” It’s a full-blown sport, with a deep set of rules, featuring special events to balance competition and collaboration, such as the “morality […]

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two-footed pantyhose tennis ball knock off

September 3, 2014

Here we see the one-footed pantyhose tennis ball knock off game and now, at last, the two-footed version.

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museum-worthy sports

August 21, 2014

What can artists bring to sports? Glad I asked. Behold, two inspiring responses to the aforeasked query: 1) Free Basket For example, there’s Los Carpentieros‘ Free Basket installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art: “Containing soaring blue and red steel arcs, this sculpture makes the apparent the trajectory of a bouncing ball. Free Basket juxtaposes […]

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