Evian Roller Babies

August 25, 2009

It’s mesmerizing and only lasts 1 minute….!



Pacman’s anatomy

June 4, 2009

From a site called nextnature.net which is dedicated to subjects where nature is caused by human culture. If you want some light relief – it’s worth a pacman_skull_sidevisit.

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Urban pacman

June 4, 2009

pacman_blackberryAnyone remember the iconic 80s game Pacman? Little white ghosts chasing a munching yellow ball around a maze? Well some imaginative Americans in Manhattan, New York, have created a real life street-based version  (where it is nicknamed Pacmanhattan) and it’s since crossed the pond to France and could provide inspiration for a physical activity promotion game.

Essentially a person dressed up as Pacman and four people dressed up as ghosts in the original Pacman style, chase each other around a one mile grid of streets. The people on the streets communicate with controllers who sit at computers and direct their charges either towards or away from each other depending on whether on who they’re coordinating.

Obviously we don’t want our kids tearing around the streets of large cities but what about adapting it for safer territories and swapping mobile phones with walkie talkies. And if the territory covered wasn’t so large potentially the game wouldn’t need the ‘controllers’ (no, nobody said they were fat!).

Below is a hilarious video on YouTube (which even has a sports injury theme and gets more and more hilarious as it progresses!).

Entertaining activity promotion

March 9, 2009

Some very entertaining YouTube videos on the theme of promoting physical activity for health!

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