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Skydivers' Quidditch Game Delights Millions of Harry Potter Fans

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By    |   Monday, 09 May 2016 01:03 PM

A video of skydivers playing an airborne round of Quidditch, the fictional sport played by Harry Potter, has garnered millions of views across YouTube and other social media platforms.

While there is little information so far on who the skydivers are or when and where the video was taken, The Huffington Post reported that it was originally posted by the Colombian telecommunications company ETB on April 26.



Quidditch, an imaginary game with flying brooms and magic, was an invention of author J.K. Rowling for her "Harry Potter" book series that was brought to life in the movies with special effects.

While there have long been ground-based Quidditch leagues, the skydivers have taken the game airborne — much to the delight of fans everywhere.

"A group of skydivers got as close as humanly possible to playing real-life Quidditch in a recent video,"wrote Entertainment Weekly. "Armed with an inflatable ball and the magical game's ring-shaped goal, the skydivers descend from the open-air while riding broomsticks.

"For those unfamiliar with J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter,' Quidditch is a sport popularized by her much beloved fantasy series. Harry himself famously played the seeker position, becoming the team's captain during his sixth year at school," Entertainment Weekly continued

"It's probably as close as anyone will ever get to recreating what went through Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's head when she first imagined the fantastical game," wrote The Huffington Post. "That is, unless someone decides to start playing it with jetpacks. Now that would be a rush."

The skydiving effort won a huge amount of fans on social media.





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