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Juggling Balls

Introduction

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]

Step 1: Use 1 Ball

Step 2: Use 2 Ball

Step 3: Flash With 3 Balls

Step 4: Continue With 3 Balls

Step 5: Learn tricks, like Mill’s Mess

 

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Chopsticks

Introduction

  • Chopsticks are shaped pairs of equal length sticks that have been used as the traditional ancient culinary utensils in virtually all of the East Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan and Japan for over six thousand years. [Wikipedia]
  • When eating rice from a bowl, it is normal to hold the rice bowl up to one’s mouth and use chopsticks to push or shovel the rice directly into the mouth.
  • It is poor etiquette to tap chopsticks on the edge of one’s bowl; beggars make this sort of noise to attract attention.
  • It is impolite to spear food with a chopstick. Anything too difficult to be handled with chopsticks is traditionally eaten with a spoon.

 

Factoids To Sound Smart

  • Called “Kuai-Zi (quick little fellows)” in Mandarin.
  • The Japanese word for chopsticks is hashi.
  • Chopsticks hold an important place in Japanese Buddhist funerals. A pair of chopsticks stuck upright in a bowl of rice and placed on the alter is an offering to the spirit of a deceased relative. Virtually all bodies are cremated and family members participate using chopsticks to retrieve remaining bones transferring them to an urn. They do this in pairs, two people retrieving a bone piece together. Because of this it is taboo for two people to grab the same piece of food at the dinner table.

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