What are you doing in a dive like this?
The screams and epic splashes coming from Toronto Wednesday were the result of the National Cannonball Championships. For those who can’t remember their childhoods, that was the name given to swimming pool dives designed to make the biggest possible splash, and to cause a bit of pain as well.
First place went to the guy in this photo from Alberta – they call him the “Hurtin Albertan” – who, according to one story said doing these dives felt like running into a wall repeatedly.”
And for those who relish outrageous pickup lines, it strikes me that the perfect approach to somebody competing in this event would be, “You come to displace often?” Here is a slideshow from the event: