I couldn't believe it when I heard ... that yes, International Pillow Fight Day really will be taking place!
The Urban Playground Movement has described public spaces in our cities as 'public living rooms'. Or I suppose, in this case, it would be bedrooms!
Lots of places around the world have had great fun getting involved with pillow fight day. See some absolutely fantastic pictures of the day taking place around the world - from Amsterdam, Budapest, to New York.
The basic idea is to get every major city in the world involved in this organised event! Flashmobs like this are getting more and more common, and I think its a great way to let loose amidst our often stressful working weeks!
The first flashmob apparently took place in Macys, New York, in 2003. The Oxford Dictionary describes the flashmob as an 'unusual and pointless act' - basically seperating it from more serious gatherings like protests and so on. But that is the point - its not meant to mean anything serious, its all about having fun and now the world is going crazy with silent discos and pillow fights!
So for this year keep checking the official International Pillow Fight Day website for event updates. Participants in Sacramento, California have already confirmed that they will take again. The organiser is hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight that took place with 3,706 people in 2008.
Some tips - don't hit people too hard with your pillows! They might be made of feathers but can still pack a punch (I would know, having been on the receiving end!). It might be a difficult rule to remember once you get into the swing of it, but still an important safety rule!
So, if you fancy yourself as a pillow fighter ... why take some inspiration from this great slo mo film made by Slo Mo Test Lab ... and here's wishing you happy pillow fighting!!
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