Trivia 055: Juggle your cares away

Hey there, all my loyal readers. Long time no trivia. I know I’ve been delinquent with my posts lately, and I do owe you four (four!) trivia posts. I promise they are coming. I’ve just been juggling quite a few things on my personal to-do list recently. Speaking of juggling…

It’s interesting how humans can take just about anything and turn it into a competition. “I bet I can hit this ball into a hole with fewer hits than you.” “Watch me eat more food than should fit in a human stomach.” “How many times can we hit this ball back and forth before someone drops it.” The list goes on and on. And yet we are still coming up with ways to turn more ordinary activities into competitive events.

Enter combat juggling. Yes, you heard that correctly. Combat juggling.

The basics of combat juggling are fairly simple. Each player has three clubs which they must keep juggling. While doing so, you must attempt to attack or steal your opponents clubs so that they are no longer juggling three clubs. You can attempt to hit or grab the opponent’s clubs from midair, but you cannot touch the other player. The sport is usually either played 1v1 or 5v5. It’s quite interesting to watch, and the basic strategy usually involves tossing one of your clubs up really high, then trying to interfere with your opponent before your club comes back down and you have to catch it. There are other forms of combat juggling, with specialized rulesets, so there is a lot of flexibility in how it is played.

Personally, I can’t wait to see this on ESPN. What will they think of next?

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