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A group of skydivers played a real-life game of Quidditch

A group of skydivers played a real-life game of Quidditch

A Columbian phone company filmed a group of skydivers playing a real-life game of Quidditch from Harry Potter, played at thousands of feet in the air.

Over the years, several people have tried to make a real-life game of Quidditch happen, despite, ya know, the lack of somewhat essential things like flying broomsticks and wizards. Usually it involves alcohol and a lot of imagination, but a group from Columbia has taken an interesting approach to bringing the game to reality.

A Colombian phone company brought together a group of skydivers to try playing a real-life game of Quidditch, the game introduced in an obscure series of kids books starring Harold Potter or something. They’re good, but they are no Divergent series.

The game involves… well, you probably either know how Quidditch works, or you don’t care. To appreciate the video though, all you need to know is that the game involves people flying through the air. Quidditch utilizes three balls: the larger quaffle, the bludgers, and the snitch.

The bludgers are magically imbued, vicious little balls of hate that look to hurt people. The snitch is the tiny, golden ball with wings that seekers catch to end the game. Given that both are powered by magic, they aren’t featured in the video. Instead, the “players” focus on the large quaffle. Two others hold the scoring hoop, and the rest compete for the ball.

In this case, the match ends with a score. Afterward, the players pull their shoots and avoid very stupid deaths. It’s not entirely clear what the point of it was – it was a sponsored video – but it is cool to watch.



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