Paper Airplane Contest

I went to the bar after work the other day with a few coworkers/friends. The bar had a few pool tables and foosball tables, and they even had air hockey. We fooled around and played a few different games, and during one intense air hockey battle, a guy in our group made a crappy paper airplane out of a napkin and threw it to cause a distraction. He wanted to disrupt the game, and instead he inspired a new challenge. I proposed a paper airplane contest. Each person got an identical piece of paper and had five minutes to make a plane out of it. Then we went outside and found a random bar patron to be our judge. We had him count down and we heaved our planes off the bar balcony at his signal. Most of the planes didn’t soar that far, but some of them were impressively aerodynamic. The winning design flew pretty far and was declared the winner by a landslide. Some people would think of throwing paper from a balcony as a form of littering. I prefer to think of it as form of art. Either way, it’s a fun and easy bar challenge. And other people see you having fun and are inspired to try it as well. It’s a good way to break the ice and start talking to the group next to you. It’s a casual contest, but it gets more competitive if the loser has to buy the next round.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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