Category:
Recreation

September 5, 2015

Kite Boarding


Also known as kite surfing Is a popular if dangerous sport. It combines surfing with getting blown around while flying a kite. The main problem with it, as far as I can see, is not so much the flying/surfing as it is the starting and stopping. Another place for Darwin-esque culling of the herd to take place.

Posted By: patty - Sat Sep 05, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Accidents, Fads, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Recreation

December 21, 2013

Weird 1915 Kite

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What was this home handyman in Popular Mechanics smoking?

Original plans here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 21, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Recreation, Toys, Surrealism, Children, 1910's, Face and Facial Expressions, Fictional Monsters

April 22, 2013

Giraffes at Play

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 22, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Recreation, Surrealism

March 25, 2013

100 MPH Zip Line



Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 25, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Recreation, Technology, Europe

May 19, 2012

Judge Parker’s Gallows

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Here you see the main attraction at Fort Smith National Park. A recreation of the gallows where Hanging Judge Isaac Parker sent 79 criminals to their death.

And people say kids will get bored at such historical monuments! This makes history come alive! Er, come dead...?

Posted By: Paul - Sat May 19, 2012 - Comments (12)
Category: Death, Law, Judges, Recreation, Regionalism, Monuments

May 2, 2010

106 Wheelchairs on Ice

There's something very strange about this, but I'm not sure if I'm bothered more by the people enjoying flinging people in wheelchairs on the ice or by making grown men cry because they can't ice skate anymore.



Good news!! There is a weekly wheelchair ice-skating Thursdays at 11:00. I don't know if I want to go or not.

Posted By: gdanea - Sun May 02, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Recreation

April 29, 2010

Knife Throwing Demonstration



Just in time for Mother's Day, I bring you this inexplicable video of a mother throwing knives at her little girls.

Posted By: Nethie - Thu Apr 29, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Family, Recreation, Performance Art, 1950's

January 26, 2010

Coney Island



Please note the pinheads on display.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 26, 2010 - Comments (1)
Category: Holidays, Human Marvels, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Pop Culture, Public Humiliation, Recreation, 1940's

November 25, 2009

The Jackalope

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This Austin, TX, bar sounds like my kind of place. Any WU reader ever been there?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 25, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Cryptozoology, Fictional Monsters, Recreation, Regionalism, Alcohol, Eating

November 11, 2009

Aqua Frolics

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Why not have your Thanksgiving turkey dinner underwater this year?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 11, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Exercise and Fitness, Movies, Documentaries, Recreation, Sports, 1950's

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