Readers — I am no daredevil. In fact, I’m actually sorry the words “extreme” and “sports” even met.
BUT I am dazzled by the fact that this skbnkfyydk
footage exists: The childhood adventures of several kids who went on to found or pioneer “sports” like bungee jumping and God knows what else.
As The (Australian) Daily Mail explains:
Growing up, [Clive] Neeson and his ‘oddball friends’ created an early version of snowboarding – grabbing some wood and sliding along the hilly slopes – windsurfing and hang gliding, long before their popularisation into main stream sports and filming it all along the way.
Here’s some of the vintage footage he gathered for his film, “Last Paradise.”
Today, Neeson still does all sorts of sports, but he’s also a bona fide physicist. Gee, it couldn’t possibly be that when kids feel the wind in their hair and the sun on their cheeks they want to know more about velocity and the elements and light and sound, could it?
Oh, right. It could. But…didn’t all that time wasted enjoying life and building character take time away from homework? – L