A guide to Quidditching, a photo meme slightly more magical than planking.
Last week, the University of Texas won the Quidditch World Cup. Muggle Quidditch, that is.
Inspired by the Harry Potter books, Muggle Quidditch combines netball, rugby and hide-and-seek, and is mostly played by American college students. It makes about as much sense as any other sport, except for the rule that all players must hold a vestigial, flightless broomstick between their legs at all times.
Since the first Muggle Quidditch World Cup in 2007, the sport has become surprisingly popular. This year 80 teams traveled to Florida to compete, along with halftime entertainment in the form of Wizard Rock (“wrock”) bands such as Harry and the Potters. But for the less athletically inclined, there’s always “Quidditching.”
Following on from photo memes like planking, milking, and Vadering, Quidditching involves taking photos where the participants look like they’re flying on a broomstick. Reminiscent of the recent Japanese meme for Dragon Ball Z photos, this is pretty simple to do. All you need is a camera, a broomstick, and the ability to jump. [READ MORE]