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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Indian Pole Dancing

No, it's not what you're thinking. Minds out of the gutter, folks.

This is considered a sport in India. A sport that dates back to the 12th Century. Men in such superior physical condition that they can balance themselves with their legs and arms, vertically or horizontally, on a pole. The craze is now spreading to other countries as well.

In India, it is attributed to part of the training for wrestlers. The dexterity it takes to perform these acrobatic skills is so intense that people there are now showcasing these artistic moves as a sport unto itself. It truly is amazing to watch. It is so popular in fact that there is now a movement to make this an Olympic sport. One look at what it takes to do this is enough to convince me that it deserves inclusion.


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