Juggling is a physical skill, performed by a juggler, involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment, art, or sport. The most recognizable form of juggling is toss juggling. Contact juggling is a form of object manipulation that focuses on the movement of objects such as balls in contact with the body. Although often used in conjunction with “toss juggling”, it differs in that it involves the rolling of one or more objects without releasing them into the air.The earliest record of juggling is suggested in a panel from the 15th Beni Hasan tomb of an unknown Egyptian prince, showing female dancers and acrobats throwing balls. [Wikipedia]
Factoids To Sound Smart
- The World Record for juggling balls is 13 balls for 15 catches by Alex Barron in 2013.
- “Juggling A Violin” is an act where a person comes out in a suit (wearing a hat) and starts to play a song on the violin. Halfway into the song, the violin is thrown up, and the hat, bow and violin are juggled. After a while, the violin is caught again, and the song is finished.
- Juggling can increase brain functioning, grey matter and even white matter. [Source]