WHAT'S UP IN THE WORLD?
The world owes a massive thanks to Johan Golden and Henrik
Elvestad. Why? Because in 2011 these two slightly zany Norwegians put a brand new spin on traditional soccer by donning huge, inflatable see-through "bubbles" that encased their heads, bodies and arms, leaving only their legs free to move. Originally intended as a bit of a joke (bumping into each other, knocking each other over and having one heck of a workout…), their exploits ended up becoming a massive YouTube hit, with everyone wanting to give it a go. Bubble soccer clubs have now started popping up all around the world in Japan, the USA, England, France, China and Taiwan to name but a few. With bubble soccer, also known as “zorb football”, you can simply have a bounce-about with friends or compete in official matches (teams of 4 to 10). Now all it needs is its own Lionel Messi to bump the sport up to the next level.