Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Harlem Globetrotters kind of weekend!

Harlem Globetrotters logo
Harlem Globetrotters logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We had been planning to attend the Harlem Globetrotters game at the brand spanking new Barclay's Center this Sunday (you can too, with a $7 discount, if you purchase your ticket using the code TROTTER at the following URL)

On that page you can also vote to change the rules of the game, and the Globetrotters agree to abide by it.  You can choose from 4 point shots, Two ball basketball, Penalty boxes, and a lot more.

The Globetrotters have some crazy ideas about how to change the game, and you can be a part of it!

But today, we went over to one of our favorite museums, The NY Hall of Science in Queens.  We were there last week taking in Maker Faire (and I was performing my flea circus at it also it also) But AA wanted to play their uber-cool outdoor mini-golf, so the plan was to go over there in the morning while it wasn't raining.

We got there, and headed out to the mini-golf.  But it turns out that the Globetrotters were going to be putting on a show there- the Science of Basketball!  Imagine our surprise! So we had to take it all in!

We watched while they did a ball handling display, the young moderator/host froze a basketball in liquid nitrogen to see if it would bounce (it did not) and they showed us how/why a ball can spin on your finger (or as the video shows below, on your head)

The globetrotter on the left is named Tiny.  He's 7'8" and is the tallest professional athlete currently in the world.  His hands make the ball look very small indeed. (Not shown in the video, but he was surprisingly facile with the ball.  At least the two moves he did were really good!)

Hope to see you at the game!

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