Friday, September 14, 2007

The Push-Up Game

We invite our readers to try the newly invented sport (but soon-to-be party game sensation): The Push-Up Game. (Note: It has nothing to do with bras. . . . Except that it helps to wear one while participating.)

The Play:
Competitors stand at a fixed distance from the wall (or lab bench, file cabinet, lab tech, whatever you have lying around that will stay put). Players let themselves fall toward the wall, and catch themselves before they hit the wall. You can decide whether they can use both arms or only one arm to catch themselves. A player is disqualified if any part of her face touches the wall-- no broken noses allowed! Next, players push off from the wall and try to stand up again. If they have to take a step, they lose.

See the video. (Really, you'll want to see this.)
Or, opt for still photos. (Almost as good.)

How to win:
Competitors repeat play, gradually adding distance from the wall as they go. The first person to take a step loses.

The prize:
Upper body soreness for the next 24-36 hours. And a cookie!

The emerging sport has been submitted to the IOC for inclusion in the 2008 Bejing summer games.

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