Extreme athletes. Ninjas. Eddie Van Halen. We're fascinated by them because their particular skills are so developed, so precise, that it makes them seem superhuman. A backflip on a motorcycle—let alone one paired with other tricks—seems to defy physical possibility every bit as much as the song "Eruption." We have to see it (or hear it) to believe it, and even then, considering the magic of media and special effects, it can be hard to swallow.
So today, why not just skip the middleman and see it in person?
The Harlem Globetrotters have been wowing audiences with their other-wordly basketball and comedy routines since 1926, long before there was TV to distort the level of their skills. And today at 3 p.m., they're going to be performing in the Qwest Arena in Boise. Tickets are $21-$67.