J.K. Rowling's magical world of Harry Potter has been brought to life by a group of skydivers who played Quidditch in mid-air. No, they didn't get sick, though the same can't be said for people who go on this Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Quidditch, for all you muggles, is a sport in the Harry Potter universe. The official Quidditch wikipedia page says there are seven players on each of the two teams that face off. One of the players on a team is a seeker who only has to worry about catching the golden snitch. Potter fans will remember Harry was a seeker, famously catching the golden snitch by swallowing it in the Sorcerer's Stone. The game is played while flying on broomsticks with teams trying to score a goal.
Skydivers in Colombia were able to successfully recreate the game (for the most part) while in the air with brooms, a quaffle (the ball used to score), and a ring-shaped goal. Video of the real-life Quidditch game has earned more than 100,000 views on YouTube.
The video begins with a Spanish introduction, which translates into English, "Six of our own, fans of the most famous wizard in the world, decided to bring to the books' sport to life." The skydivers then jump out of the plane and onto their brooms for the game. At the end, viewers find out it was a promotional video for ETB, a phone company in Colombia.
Now that Quidditch is possible in real life and an invisibility cloak has been invented can scientists get to creating a real-life time turner? Thanks!