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

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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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Snookball

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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Jugaad

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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Circball

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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Pickleball again

August 21, 2014

Pickleball Pickleball is a racquet sport in which two to four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a polymer perforated ball over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a Badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis with […]

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Cardboard carton soccer

July 2, 2014
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FootGolf at last

March 28, 2014

FootGolf, the site explains, “is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf.” As far as I’m concerned, that’s all we need to know. You should be able to figure the rest out yourself. In fact, that’s probably more fun than following instructions (given our Junkyard spirit). The site, however, goes on: “The […]

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