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Skydiving ‘Harry Potter’ fans attempt real-life Quidditch match
Some things take a leap of faith to believe.
We have reached peak Harry Potter fandom in the most epic of ways.
Skydivers in Colombia reenacted a game of Quidditch from more than 10,000 feet in the air. Brooms in hand, the daredevils leapt out of a plane equipped with quaffles and a goal post for their mid-air match. All that was missing was a golden snitch.
The end result gives any Quidditch scene from the Harry Potter film series a run for its money:
The magical game is a promotional stunt by ETB, a Colombian phone company. The six lucky skydiving fans are all the company’s employees. It’s no doubt this crew of daredevil athletes are the envy of all Muggle Quidditch teams everywhere.
Amrita Khalid is a technology and politics reporter who specializes in breaking down complex issues into practical, useful terms. A former contributor to CQ, a Congressional news and analysis site, she's currently a master's candidate in international relations at the University of Leeds.