Gotta Watch:  Stun guns in newest extreme sport
Stun guns are used in ultimate tak ball.
March 7th, 2012
12:27 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Stun guns in newest extreme sport

Rugby wasn’t extreme enough for these guys. The latest craze in Thailand is a game where players jolt each other with stun guns. Would you play? Leave your comments below, and check out our most memorable stun gun moments through the years.

Soccer, rugby, and stun guns

Ultimate tak ball is a sport developed in Thailand. It’s a mixture of soccer and rugby. The twist? Each player carries a stun gun. Could you hold on to the ball as long as they do after you got zapped?

Sanchez stunner

In 2005, CNN’s Rick Sanchez was reporting on stun gun technology and volunteered to learn what it was like to be on the receiving end. Watch the moment that made it onto “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” multiple times.

Don’t Tase me, bro

University of Florida student Andrew Meyer drew national attention when police Tased him at a John Kerry event in 2007. In the ensuing controversy over whether the police response was deserved or not, a new internet meme was created. Check out why “Don’t Tase me, bro” became the phrase of the year.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    That report was absolutely stunning.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. This_blank

    Maybe since they cant use steroids they are looking for other was to shrivel their nuts!

    March 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. This_blank

    They will stop as soon as someone goes into cardiac arrest!

    March 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sofa King

    I got a real charge out of this story.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jack from Tennessee

    Hopefully there is an "No stunning below the belt" rule

    March 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. This_blank

    Lol! Wish they would have told us what the actual rules are!

    March 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Brutus

    Very few things on this earth are more pleasant or enjoyable as stunning a cat or a 6 month infant in his crib.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Andrew

    I love that it's a bunch of foreigners in Thailand. I can just imagine a bunch of Thai guys sitting around at the bar, and one says, "hey, want to go watch a bunch of white guys electrocute each other?".

    March 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Farty McCloud

    I often tase myself when on the toilet to help "move" things along.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOB

      Stop taking all those guys up the poop shoot and you wont be so backed up.

      March 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. smartaz

    This is a stunning article on the current state of a really electric sport. Though I get a real charge from watching it, I think the change is very polarizing. I'm really amped to see what they come up with next. It really does give an extra advantage to the more lightning fast guys. They are really going to light it up.

    There. That is as many bad puns as I could fit in a single comment.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Oh!
    This is gonna catch up here , this is the sort of fun we are fond of.
    Better than playing all those violent video games or carrying loaded guns to school or just 'harmless' bullying or horsing around. We are the machos,why did those Thais think of it before us?

    March 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. This_blank

    Why in the hell doesnt Obama stop them!

    March 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      If the US intervenes in this, we may be "shocked" to find it's all a rumor.

      March 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Buford

    Kinda reminded me of the republican primary debates.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Portland tony

    Mickey Mouse games for the sissy. Why in Syria, Afghanistan and other places they use real guns and they don't just stun! Good article for teens to read though!

    March 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. d-nyce

    one of those guys is gonna wake up and be Raiden from Mortal Kombat from all that electricity.

    March 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
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