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Watch these skydivers play a real-life game of Harry Potter’s Quidditch

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Accio parachute!
Corinne Purtill
By Corinne Purtill

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Among the more thrilling scenes in the Harry Potter books and movies are the wizarding students’ games of Quidditch, a sort of airborne lacrosse played on flying brooms. Fans of the book have even created a terrestrial version of the game based on author J.K. Rowling’s descriptions.

Six intrepid skydivers recently pulled off the closest thing to a Quidditch match that a Muggle (a person without magic powers, for those who skipped the series) can experience.

The video is an ad for the Colombian telecommunications company ETB. It goes on to mention the company’s new data plan promotion, which is not as exciting as a magical game recreated at 10,000 feet—but then again, few things are.

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