October 2, 2007

ESPN2 WILL PROBABLY BE TELEVISING IT SOON:

How do you skim a stone 51 times?: Russell "Rock Bottom" Byars has skimmed his way into the record books, throwing a stone that skipped an amazing 51 times. How does he do it? (BBC Magazine, 10/01/07)

Most of us have tried stone skimming - a game sometimes known as Ducks and Drakes - on the beach or by a river. We might have been pleased with several consecutive bounces... but 51 times seems impossible.

That's what 43-year-old engineer Russell Byars managed on the Allegheny River, near Pittsburg, in the US. Luckily, he is happy to share his technique.

Speaking to the BBC, he promises that by following the rules, even the most novice skimmer could achieve an impressive 15-20 bounces or more.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 2, 2007 7:34 AM
Comments

But will it edge out World Championship Old maid?

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 2, 2007 8:24 AM

... and Mike & Mike will be hosting it.

Posted by: pchuck at October 2, 2007 11:50 AM

Trust me, if ESPN broadcasts CUP-STACKING (and they have), they'll run this. Gotta be more interesting than World's Strongest Man, anyway.

Posted by: John Barrett Jr. at October 2, 2007 4:54 PM
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