Don’t get me wrong, the winter Olympics is fun and all, but isn’t it just a little bit small-minded to limit ourselves to human competitors? Here are some videos illustrating how great this athletic competition could be if we made it just a bit more inclusive (and added some new events):
Event: Team Vertical Iceberg Jump. Competitor: penguin
Event: Snow Diving. Competitor: red fox.
Event: Belly Scooting. Competitor: Adelie Penguin
Event: Snowboarding. Competitor: crow.
Event: Ice Skating. Competitor: polar bear.
Event: Bubble-assisted Rocketing. Competitor: Emperor Penguin.
Event: Tetherball Gymnastics. Competitor: ermine.
On second thought, maybe we’d better restrict the winter Olympics to humans. Otherwise the penguins would win everything.
Fantastic videos. I like the idea of adding some animals to the Olympics.
Love this!! I give a gold medal to the fox, silver to the snow boarding crow, and bronze to the ermine for giving it 110%. :)
You’re completely right that the crow is snowboarding, not sledding – don’t know how I missed that! I’m editing it to change it to snowboarding right now.
That ermine sure has a lot of energy in that little body, doesn’t he? :-)
What’s funny is I have a photo of a raven snowboarding on my website…
They are very smart birds! (crows too)
(actually the raven is standing on a McDonald’s french fry container, not actually snowboarding, but still… :)
That’s a great photo – it even looks like he’s on a mountain!
I agree the fox gets top score for perfect dive, even if penguins are faster.
That was so cool! Loved the crow. I was watching the snowboard competition at the same time. Crow wins!
Glad you liked it! I’m also partial to the crow. I like how at the bottom, he pecks at his “board” as if he’s thinking, “Keep going!”