Stuff That Weighs More than Me: Boom, you’re OUT!

Letting Loose at the world’s largest dodgeball game.

This week’s post on reliving playground dramas, got me thinking about that nemesis of so many primary school PE programs, dodgeball.  A little googling led to a world record held by a group quite local to me, the kids at UC Irvine.  This group managed to put together the world’s largest dodgeball game, wresting the record out of the sweaty hands of their arch nemesis in giant dodgeball battles, The University of Alberta.  The day was described by many as “absolute mayhem”.  Nevertheless, the competitors were counted and the blue team one.  Here’s some stats:

Weight of dodgeball ball– 1 to 2 lbs.
Average Weight of participant (conservative estimate) 100 lbs.
Number of balls/participants: 4488
Weight of participants plus chosen weapons* 453,288 lbs.
*Does not include weight of victory beer

CONCLUSION: The World’s Largest Dodgeball Game at UC Irvine weighs more than me.

Want to hear more about reliving playground dramas?  Click HERE to see my latest post on Fat Chick Sings.

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