Fall 1974 Volume 26 No. 7
This issue in honor of:
BILL TALENT COUGHLIN
BLOWING PING PONG BALLS OUT OF YOUR MOUTH
tried blowing ping pong balls out of my mouth as Gran Picaso does and
I've come to a conclusion that others who have tried it will probably
agree with: it's very difficult!
is a way, however, to make the trick easier. By blowing ping pong balls
out of your mouth one at a time and catching them (as they come down) in
your hands and continue to "feed" them into your mouth and
blow them out again, it's possible (and not too difficult) to juggle 2,
3, 4, and even 5 ping pong balls by either cascading them or using the
fountain pattern in which two separate arcs are made without the balls
crossing. I've found the fountain easier than the cascade. I have been
able to keep 5 ping pong balls going for a short time by using this
continual "feed" method. The difficult part of the trick is in
bending your neck back far enough (but not too far), and in
"feeding" the ping pong balls into your mouth. It's possible
to do 2 with one hand or both hands, as can 3 or more. Having a bowl of
water nearby makes it convenient to keep the ping pong balls clean. It's
also easier to blow moist ping pong balls rather than dry ones.
found in trying to do this type of juggling that it is a good exercise
for the legs because the legs support the weight of the body as it's
bent back. The neck is also strengthened (it will be sore after first
attempts). The lungs also get a good workout!
I've found in trying to do this type of juggling that it is a good exercise for the legs because the legs support the weight of the body as it's bent back. The neck is also strengthened (it will be sore after first attempts). The lungs also get a good workout!