Today, a challenge for you.
Yesterday was my first day back at work after a couple of weeks on the road. As I drove I thought “I think I’m actually going to enjoy getting back to it.”
This happy specter of thought persisted until I walked by the reference aisle. I took a step backward and double-checked what mine eyes had beheld.
A man was sitting there with a stack of reference books on top of his head. He was not doing anything else. I could not make out his eyes behind dark sunglasses. He was stoic. He said nothing and did not move. I fought the urge to say “Excuse me, I noticed that there is a stack of books on your head. What’s that all about?”
But I didn’t.
An hour later he was still there, a balancing master if I’ve ever seen one.
There was only one thing for it. I went into the staff room and tried to balance one book on my head. I could not. Apparently my head is shaped like the Sydney Opera House, as far as stacking is concerned.
How was he doing it? These were not bendy comic books. I’m talking about four big reference books the size of a Black’s Law Dictionary. It was uncanny.
Here’s the experiment for you today. How many books can you stack on your head? How long can you hold them for? Could you do it for an hour?
Let me know how it goes.
If you got more than 3, please subscribe to the RSS feed.