Zorbing’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Falls Off a Mountain [Video]
It's one of those things you've seen thousands of times, but never knew there was a proper name for it. Case in point: Those oversized balls of transparent plastic you see people tumbling around in is a part of a sport known as "zorbing." When proper precautions are taken, zorbing can actually be a lot of fun and makes rolling down a hill all the more enjoyable. As previously stated, safety measures need to be considered for the seemingly innocuous activity since the momentum of the zorb is dependent on the slope of the incline, meaning that the steeper it is, the more likely you're going to roll away with a dangerous lack of control. Recently at Russia's Dombai ski resort, such an oversight led to a zorb careening down the nearby mountainside, turning what was supposed to be a fun day out to one rife with tragedy.Read on...