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Hammyball

Table football for hamsters
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Hamsters often complain about a lack of intersting sports - they are confined to wheels, balls and those nifty wheel-ball-dragsters. Hammyball gives hamsters more.

A standard table football table with hamster wheels attatched to the spinny bits. As the hamsters drive their wheels, the table football men spin round and round to hit the ball. The hamsters can compete against each other in teams and, with a little practice, even master complicated psychic strategic techniques.

A more advanced version of hammyball could use spherical hamster wheels and a system of cogs to allow teams to move their men in and out, as well as round and round.

NickTheGreat, Oct 08 2002

table football table http://www.paramoun.../table-football.htm
[FarmerJohn, Oct 09 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

website for hamster lovers http://www.lambiek....max/cannon_earl.gif
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Naked Mole Rat Dodgeball http://natzoo.si.ed.../molerat1/nmcam.htm
One went past just now. [Nick@Nite, Oct 21 2004]

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       You obviously have very polite hamsters, austere.
NickTheGreat, Oct 08 2002
  

       I can't stop seeing these poor little hammies with their helmets and shoulder pads, trompsing over each other for the ball. +
blissmiss, Oct 08 2002
  

       Hmm.   

       If you placed the hamster ball on a trackball mechanism, they could even manipulate a "mouse" pointer, or use a PS/2; could you do the "fire" button by having them jump up and down ?   

       Grand Theft Hamsterball ?   

       Resident Rodent ?
8th of 7, Oct 08 2002
  

       One could have radio-controlled (steering) hamstermobiles rolling on four exercise wheels.
FarmerJohn, Oct 08 2002
  

       Put the hamsters in their (team colored) exercise balls, then on one of those vibrating football game boards. Hilarity ensues.
phoenix, Oct 08 2002
  

       My hamster is never bored with his Pneumatic Tube assembly...always seems a little dizzy, though.
BinaryCookies, Oct 08 2002
  

       Sorry, [BC], but your anno caused me to have a sudden bizarre vision of a Paintball game played with guns that fire live hamsters ...... cruel, but hilarious none the less. A bit like Monty Python's "Mouse Organ"....
8th of 7, Oct 09 2002
  

       [blissmiss]: That would be American Hammyball. NTG, as I recall, lives in Blighty. This idea is based on table football...or Foosball as it is known in US. The hamster wheels are connected to the handles, to control the 'wee men'.   

       But 'hamsters in helmets' is just as good.
Jinbish, Oct 09 2002
  

       Blighty? Whatever gives you that idea? It's Bulkeley, Cheshire, North-West England.
NickTheGreat, Oct 09 2002
  

       <aside to NickThe Great>
(Apologies if you are being facetious)
I know Nick. Blighty as in 'good ole Blighty'... "Britain".
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Jinbish, Oct 09 2002
  

       I think NTG is labouring under the misapprehension that Bulkeley is an autonomous collective.
calum, Oct 09 2002
  

       Or perhaps an anarcho-syndicalist commune...
Jinbish, Oct 09 2002
  

       Run by psychic hamsters. Where do you think the idea came from?
NickTheGreat, Oct 09 2002
  

       Id love to see this idea in fruition... heh, someone please attempt this, record the results and post the video of it on the internet! please! *www.stupidvideos.com might be a good place, because it would be an instand hit*
Seolyk, Sep 20 2005
  
      
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