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    • Thanks for posting this; a friend shared it.

      I juggle recreationally and when I went to the Apple World Wide Developer's Conference (1990? 1991?) they had local jugglers and you could pass clubs or learn how to juggle. I visited the Santa Cruz Juggling Club (I used to travel and would visit the local Juggling Clubs in each city; there is a registered list that I think started through the IJA, the International Juggler's Association) and I knew some of the Palo Alto Jugglers who were at the WWDC.

      Trivia: If you've ever seen the movie "Jewel of the Nile" you've seen the Flying Karamazov Brothers. They play sufis and are the ones passing scimitars in one of the scenes.

      Here are some lists of juggling clubs in various cities; they may not be current.

      I used to run the Denver club (no longer around) which at one time we called "The Colorado Throwing Up Society" but had been renamed to the "Juggler's with Altitude." Our mottos were "Hurl 'till you hurl," "Juggle 'till you puke," and "Come throw up with us."

      http://www.juggling.org/meetings/

      https://www.jugglingedge.com/clublistings.php?Region=us

    • Hi DenverJuggler and welcome to Cake! I'm sorry I missed this when you first posted but it's fascinating to me because I'm also a longtime hobby juggler. At amateur talent shows, the small ones we tend to have at parties with friends, I can really impress people with salting and eating an apple while juggling.

      Anyway, many thanks for the info.

    • That's awesome Chris. You should go to Juggling Club sometime. I have so many great memories of juggling with friends and my kids going to a few local festivals. Not just juggling, they learned the Diabolo and my youngest learned top spinning. If you haven't learned to pass clubs, that's a blast too. Thanks for writing this article. BTW: Bruce Tiemann's brother is in tech (was CEO of Red Hat, and I saw him in Omaha in the 90's talking about C++) has a PhD in Physics but also juggles and either created or extended a juggling mathematical notation. I think it's called "Site Swap"

      Here's a picture when my oldest son started college at Nebraska. We went to juggling club and passed clubs in a "Box" pattern where each pair is throwing a staggered "every others" or "4 count" pattern to avoid collisions. I'm in the back on the left, my kids are to my right and left.