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Can you tie your own shoelaces? Are you capable of turning
on a light
switch? Perhaps, could you even pour yourself a glass of
juice? Then you might have what it takes to be a
competitor in the
International Trivial Sports League!
At an ITSL sanctioned event, competitors will be
complete a list of ten predetermined tasks as quickly as
Tasks might include opening a book to a certain page,
kicking a ball
at least two feet, ladling soup into a bowl, or grabbing a
pair of socks from a drawer (filled with identical socks, of
The list of potential tasks is published prior to the event
competitors can practice, but the specific tasks and the
which they must be completed isn't determined until the
day of the
event, thus requiring all taskletes to maintain
proficiency in all of
the events if they hope to take home the gold.
Sodo *you* have what it takes to pour water out of a
instructions on the heel, no less)?
upper class twit of the year contest
Contest of simple things though the last is a bit final. [popbottle, Jun 08 2014]
Gurning, Pipe smoking, &c.
Perhaps not trivial enough for this idea though. [pocmloc, Jun 09 2014]
||[+] ...bake half croissants.
||Watches Paint Dry, please.
||I an without a doubt the best in peeling a mandarin.
||I was going to suggest Thumb Twiddling but I believe there was a PSA a while back warning of the potential for long-term soft-tissue damage from repeated thumb collisions.
||Medical experts routinely call damage to the ulnar collateral ligament "Skier's Thumb", but in some urban medical circles, particularly those near seats of government, "Twiddler's Thumb" is more common.
||Listing lists. I'm good at that.
||Recovering a ball bearing from a 100 litre barrel of butter.
Rubbing holes through the elbows of a sweater on a concrete surface.
Catching a 400 yard drive by Tiger Woods in a tin cup, standing 350 yards from the tee.
Catching a 400 yard drive by Tiger Woods in a tin cup, standing 50 yards from the tee.
Catching a 400 yard drive by Tiger Woods in a tin cup, standing 5 yards from the tee.
The list goes on...
||Wasn't Trivial Task one of the 007 Archenemy Henchmen??? Oh, wait. I confused it with by Doctor Evil's shoe-tossing henchman Random Task...
||Sorry! How about "making a list of trivial tasks"?