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(Edvantage)   Since soccer is inherently boring, students in Indonesia have figured out how to liven it up: Soak a coconut in kerosene for two days, then light it on fire, and use it as your ball. "Four to six coconuts are used in total during the match"   (edvantage.com.sg) divider line 44
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2012-10-11 10:10:00 AM  
A student who was interviewed said that it is more fun playing with the fireball than a traditional football.

Thanks, Ric
 
2012-10-11 10:31:49 AM  
Well, it is one way to cut down on handballs.
But makes headers a little more painful.
 
2012-10-11 11:26:19 AM  
And at the end of the contest, delicious toasted coconut! =D
 
2012-10-11 11:36:02 AM  
I prefer to use rum
 
2012-10-11 11:36:31 AM  

Slives: Well, it is one way to cut down on handballs.
But makes headers a little more painful.


THIS
 
2012-10-11 11:39:08 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: I prefer to use rum


Two shots for a hand penalty to numb the pain?
 
2012-10-11 11:39:22 AM  
Comments about soccer being boring, are boring.
 
2012-10-11 11:39:33 AM  
When I was a kid, we used to play catch with tennis balls soaked in lighter-fluid. The loser was whoever got the melting ball stuck to their hand.

Yes, 13-year-olds are stupid.

We stopped doing that when we realized it was a lot of fun to shoot bottle-rockets at each other.

Yes, 14-year-olds are stupid. And they stay stupid until well into their 40s.
 
2012-10-11 11:41:17 AM  
Chandler, Joey and Ross approve.

//fireball!
 
2012-10-11 11:42:42 AM  
Hmmmmmm, salt and herbs.
 
2012-10-11 11:50:20 AM  
Kids are awesome. What would be more awesome is if this were televised, in fact, if there were a league, at the pro level. And why limit the ball with the pyrotechnics? Perhaps geysers on the field can randomly erupt during play, and if a goal is scored, lava would erupt from the opposing goal.

I'd watch that.
 
2012-10-11 11:52:01 AM  
This is remarkably dangerous.

Won't the children think of the children?
 
2012-10-11 11:53:04 AM  
We used tennis balls and raid prior to graduating to those really large tennis balls and gasoline.

Usually worst thing that would happen is you would burn the hair off your leg/arm/head or somesuch
 
2012-10-11 11:53:30 AM  
Well, not quite Cyberball yet...but getting there.
 
2012-10-11 11:55:27 AM  
I can't see how a coconut could meet the roundness, weight, and balance specifications for legal soccer balls. It would be like playing pool with lemons for balls.
 
2012-10-11 11:57:49 AM  
Shirts or skins? Definately the skins on this one! Who needs hair on their back anyway?
 
2012-10-11 11:58:03 AM  

jrhokie: Comments about soccer being boring, are boring.


Commenting about the boringness of comments about soccer being boring being boring, is boring.

/Those responsible have been sacked.
 
2012-10-11 12:00:59 PM  
I thought this was the premise of Calvinball
 
2012-10-11 12:02:23 PM  
The game with NO goalies...
 
2012-10-11 12:07:47 PM  
Blackbeard approves:

sharetv.org
 
2012-10-11 12:08:34 PM  
If "soccer" is so "boring" as most here in the U.S. call it, then why, exactly, is it so popular in the rest of the world?
 
2012-10-11 12:08:41 PM  
To prepare for the game, their bodies are covered in salt and herbs to prevent anyone getting burnt by the fireball.

That's what I tell the turkey, too.
 
2012-10-11 12:15:27 PM  
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Fireball. More fun than hammer darts, but you'll probably lose your security deposit.
 
2012-10-11 12:17:52 PM  
Better then playing polo with a dead goat.
 
2012-10-11 12:21:28 PM  

irwin_m: We used tennis balls and raid prior to graduating to those really large tennis balls and gasoline.

Usually worst thing that would happen is you would burn the hair off your leg/arm/head or somesuch>

Same here

/Thermo-ball

 
2012-10-11 12:24:24 PM  

give me doughnuts: When I was a kid, we used to play catch with tennis balls soaked in lighter-fluid. The loser was whoever got the melting ball stuck to their hand.

Yes, 13-year-olds are stupid.

We stopped doing that when we realized it was a lot of fun to shoot bottle-rockets at each other.

Yes, 14-year-olds are stupid. And they stay stupid until well into their 40s.


Maybe we were a little smarter when I was a kid. We played street hockey with the flaming tennis ball. Then again, we tried to blow up a hornets nest with firecrackers once. I guess we didn't realize you can't outrun angry hornets.
 
2012-10-11 12:47:33 PM  
I'm all for lighting the balls on fire. Nascar too is an inherently boring sport. But randomly activated pot-holes gushing oil on the track would change that faster than you can say "Dale Earnhardt".
 
2012-10-11 12:55:06 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: If "soccer" is so "boring" as most here in the U.S. call it, then why, exactly, is it so popular in the rest of the world?


Probably because it doesn't cost almost anything to get a flat field, a pair of cones for goals, and a ball. Handegg is super expensive what with the gear needed, basketball requires non-trivial setup of goals and pavement/other hardtop for dribbling, and baseball is super boring.

So yeah. Soccer is extremely cheap to play.
 
2012-10-11 01:02:50 PM  
I've got a flaming bunch of coconuts
 
2012-10-11 01:03:18 PM  
FIFA = 'fake injury, fall again'

I think Americans would like soccer more if there were NO penalties for physical contact.

Soccer with penalty flags = boring

Soccer plus kickboxing = hell yeah, I'll watch it!
 
2012-10-11 01:04:22 PM  

give me doughnuts: When I was a kid, we used to play catch with tennis balls soaked in lighter-fluid. The loser was whoever got the melting ball stuck to their hand.

Yes, 13-year-olds are stupid.

We stopped doing that when we realized it was a lot of fun to shoot bottle-rockets at each other.

Yes, 14-year-olds are stupid. And they stay stupid until well into their 40s.



Oh yes. We regularly would have BB gun fights. No goggles. We would literally peak around a corner with only our face and our BB guns as a potential target. Once a BB ricocheted off my forehead it then dawned on me this might be a bad idea. The age of 14 is Darwin's gene pool elimination round.
 
2012-10-11 01:07:15 PM  

Slives: Well, it is one way to cut down on handballs


"Hand-of-God this, you ignoble, cheating charlatan."

kitsuneymg: Handegg


I see your Handegg and raise you a Honkbag.
 
2012-10-11 01:16:59 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: If "soccer" is so "boring" as most here in the U.S. call it, then why, exactly, is it so popular in the rest of the world?


I'm pretty sure all those people living in mud huts think digital watches are pretty nifty, too.
 
2012-10-11 01:28:13 PM  

hammettman: Kids are awesome. What would be more awesome is if this were televised, in fact, if there were a league, at the pro level. And why limit the ball with the pyrotechnics? Perhaps geysers on the field can randomly erupt during play, and if a goal is scored, lava would erupt from the opposing goal.

I'd watch that.


Actually, this should be applied to golf.
 
2012-10-11 01:39:53 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: If "soccer" is so "boring" as most here in the U.S. call it, then why, exactly, is it so popular in the rest of the world?


Because America is the land of the brave and the home of the free, and you hate us for our freedom!!
Plus football is a real man's sport!
USA! USA! USA! We're #1!
 
2012-10-11 01:52:18 PM  
I don't understand the dumb comments about soccer being boring, while activites such as golf, cycling and poker seem to remain untouched in society; more so, why are golf and poker shown on "sports" channels?
 
2012-10-11 01:56:03 PM  

Ozzerama: I don't understand the dumb comments about soccer being boring, while activites such as golf, cycling and poker seem to remain untouched in society; more so, why are golf and poker shown on "sports" channels?


So far as cards goes -- Because the 'E' in ESPN is for Entertainment. So far as golf goes, I am guessing you don't play.
 
2012-10-11 01:56:50 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: give me doughnuts: When I was a kid, we used to play catch with tennis balls soaked in lighter-fluid. The loser was whoever got the melting ball stuck to their hand.

Yes, 13-year-olds are stupid.

We stopped doing that when we realized it was a lot of fun to shoot bottle-rockets at each other.

Yes, 14-year-olds are stupid. And they stay stupid until well into their 40s.


Oh yes. We regularly would have BB gun fights. No goggles. We would literally peak around a corner with only our face and our BB guns as a potential target. Once a BB ricocheted off my forehead it then dawned on me this might be a bad idea. The age of 14 is Darwin's gene pool elimination round.


We used goggles, but a friend of mine did lose a tooth to a BB-strike.
I'm not sure what cuss-words he was yelling, but whatever he said wilted all the plants for a 7-foot radius and killed two yellowjackets.

I always thought that the "10 feet tall and bulletproof" didn't really kick in until 16. That added the element of 2000 pounds of high-speed metal to under-brained and over-hormoned.
 
2012-10-11 02:03:48 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: If "soccer" is so "boring" as most here in the U.S. call it, then why, exactly, is it so popular in the rest of the world?


Because if your country has a GDP equal to what is found under a typical American sofa cushion, watching people pretending to be hurt while occasionally kicking a ball is considered absolutely riveting.
 
2012-10-11 02:55:32 PM  
Pshah, we did this with tennis balls 15 years ago. The police were not impressed with our initial explanation of "the moon" having something to do with the ball "reflecting light." But they were pretty cool about it and told us to get off school grounds.
 
2012-10-11 05:27:50 PM  
Not news: Playing soccer with a coconut
News: The coconut is on fire
Fark: The soccer players are barefoot.

Seriously, no one bothered to look at the slide-show? This is grade-A bad-ass stupidity here.
 
2012-10-11 10:25:37 PM  
 
2012-10-12 03:19:20 AM  

kitsuneymg: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: If "soccer" is so "boring" as most here in the U.S. call it, then why, exactly, is it so popular in the rest of the world?

Probably because it doesn't cost almost anything to get a flat field, a pair of cones for goals, and a ball. Handegg is super expensive what with the gear needed, basketball requires non-trivial setup of goals and pavement/other hardtop for dribbling, and baseball is super boring.

So yeah. Soccer is extremely cheap to play.


That explains it, thanx! :-)
 
2012-10-12 12:57:39 PM  
I saw this on The Ocho.

Almost as cool as Shirling.

/obscure?
 
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