I am a fan of Mental Floss, so I’m thrilled that they are running an article I wrote … about stilts!

In France in the 19th century, an entire town lived on stilts. Stilt jousting is a real thing—an entire tournament in Belgium is devoted to fighting on stilts. Then there’s powerbocking, an extreme sport that has popped up (pun intended) around spring-loaded stilts. Other people work on stilts, and it’s so dramatic. I mean, check out these stilt fishermen in Sri Lanka.

[Steve McCurry]

Hardcore, no?

Read the article here.

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