Idea for New Competition: Move Immovable Things

August 30, 2010 by  
Filed under All Crazy Ideas, Plain Crazy Ideas

This crazy idea is inspired by the Illustration Friday phrase of the week, immovable.

Archimedes, one of the worlds greatest engineers and mathematicians is attributed with saying “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”   Assuming this is true would mean nothing is immovable.

Saying something, like a giant boulder, is immovable is a challenge to innovative thinkers with nothing better to do.  This challenge would be a great annual competition.  People would come from far and wide to try to move big rocks, especially if fabulous prizes were involved.

The competition would have to be split into rounds.  In round one only sticks and rocks could be used and in later rounds heavy industrial equipment would be allowed.  The winner would would be the one who moved the rock the furthest.

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5 Comments on "Idea for New Competition: Move Immovable Things"

  1. Alex on Mon, 30th Aug 2010 12:21 pm 

    Love it, this is very cool. I’m going to have to explore your other crazy ideas now!

  2. idea on Mon, 30th Aug 2010 2:29 pm 

    Thanks Alex, I also think your site http://bigalslittletales.blogspot.com is great.

  3. Jehanne on Tue, 31st Aug 2010 4:32 am 

    haha! great concept 🙂

  4. Carl on Thu, 2nd Sep 2010 10:27 pm 

    Great idea for a competition. That way when someone asks you during a job interview, “How would you move a mountain?” You could reply, “Like this, just way bigger.”

  5. idea on Thu, 2nd Sep 2010 10:57 pm 

    Thanks Carl, job interviews are a crazy idea in themselves (inspiration for an upcoming post I think).

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