Daredevils Jump Out of Plane, Play Quick Game of Quidditch Before Landing

Quidditch is a real sport, adapted by Middlebury College students for non-magical players on the ground. However, a team has gone and shown us that it’s entirely possible to play the game while in the air: while skydiving.


Colombian telecommunications company Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB) filmed the short film, sending a group of skydivers up with a couple of brooms, a quaffle and a hoop. After they jumped, they managed to play a quick game before landing.

This looks like tons of fun, and they get major props for their attention to detail, from the equipment chest to the costumes that they were wearing while in flight.

Let’s just hope that nobody gets smacked with a Bludger on the ground.

[ETB, via Huffington Post]

Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.


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Fun fact - they aren’t allowed to deploy their chutes until one of them has caught the Golden Snitch.