Sport: Jumping
"Caution: Wet Floor" sign hurdle jumping   (+32, -5)  [vote for, against]
Isn't it inviting?

The next time you see one of those bright yellow signs, look at it; really look at it. You see the small person slipping backwards and think to yourself; I could jump over that.

Go for it. Do it. Seriously. You can do it. All you have to worry about is clearing the jump and maintaining your balance once you hit the puddle surrounding it.

Try it. It's fun.
-- jellydoughnut, Oct 15 2005

I want to be a Wet Floor Sign Jumper injury claims lawyer.
-- Cedar Park, Oct 15 2005

-- blissmiss, Oct 15 2005

It's not as hard as it might sound, but a helmet is suggested.
-- jellydoughnut, Oct 15 2005

Nice one - could also do a macho trench jumping street version with those "Road Up" signs ++
-- xenzag, Oct 15 2005

[+]This wasn't inspired by watching a curling (sp?) match, was it? I wonder how many other sports have been invented using only items out of the janitor's cupboard.
-- plainvanilla, Oct 15 2005

No, and if the Olympics ever embraced this as an actual sport, they would doubtlessly add more interesting elements; fire, mist, ice, etc.
-- jellydoughnut, Oct 16 2005

Whenever I read the spanish part that says "Piso Mojado" the 'piso' part makes me think someone piss-o'd on the floor...
-- Navy_Guns, Oct 16 2005

Now this I must might have to try.

This seems to lend itself to being a national sport.

Obstacles, and a dual limbo while jumping can also be added. Imagine the injuries.
-- HypnoLobster, Oct 17 2005

Practical use : testing different sports shoes :-)
-- kamathln, Oct 20 2005

Impractical tangent: "Open Manhole" Sign jumping.
-- hidden truths, Oct 20 2005

'This hole was put here for the foreseeable future by your local gas/electricity/telecom company in order to complete necessary works on your service (as soon as we finish our tea break). We apoligise for any inconvenience caused until 2007, after that we no longer care' sign jumping?
-- plainvanilla, Oct 20 2005

weird voting

this goes against all h & s issues
-- po, Oct 20 2005

So do most of the pirate ideas.
-- hidden truths, Oct 20 2005

Jumping over signs while using a shopping cart as a skateboard would be more fun. At least until someone opens a freezer door in your path while careening down the frozen foods isle.
-- MrDaliLlama, Oct 21 2005

I've recently embarked on the jumping of two signs placed about a meter apart. After much practice, I finally cleared them both in one bound.
-- jellydoughnut, Mar 03 2006

You mean on the title of the sport or the sign itself?
-- jellydoughnut, Mar 03 2006

//When it says "wet floor", is that a warning or a request?// If you hurt yourself badly enough, both.
-- shapu, Mar 03 2006

This would be a great sport. It does not seem too far fetched being that a grocery store clerk invented turkey bowling using a frozen bird and a bunch of 2-liter bottles. There would have to be a rule that requires the use of plastic hard soled shoes to make things more interesting when you land. You would have to develop a technique of being able to land, slide, and then regain your balance as you prepare for the next jump.
-- Jscotty, Mar 03 2006

Could do scoring like ski jumping - both distance and form are considered.
-- shapu, Mar 03 2006

Add midair taser beams and I'm in.
-- Shrimp, Aug 22 2006

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