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. Fact Checking

    Totally misleading and incorrect report. here is one from a non-american news channel and it shows it's not even close to rugby and they are Tasers NOT Stun Guns and are only at 10% power of the type used by police.
    http://www.google.com/#q=rugby+with+stunguns&hl=en&prmd=imvnsufd&source=lnms&tbm=vid&ei=D65XT4LWL8Tg0QHj0qHZDw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=4&ved=0CEYQ_AUoAw&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=a5099c626d494b7&biw=1264&bih=793

    March 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rugby player who has worked secutiry

      Okay, first off, they ARE Stun Guns. Tasers are the LONG RANGE guns the police use. Second, the guys that CREATED the game described it as a mix between soccer and rugby (the rugby reference mostly due to the fact that it is an "agressive" hand ball game). It is not the responsibility of the reporter to "correct" how any one describes the sport, they simply report how it is described.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jason

    Nor was it developed in thailand, it was invented here in the good old USA and adopted in Thailand, here it is called Ultimate Tazer Ball.

    March 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    s you could say they're trying to "amp" things up.

    March 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Guess you could say they're trying to "amp" things up.

    March 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Eric

    Shocking, I tell you. Absolutely shocking.

    March 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. patrick

    Hey! Something that actually rates below NASCAR on my list or what is considered a true sporting event

    March 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. UsayWha?

    Teachers in our schools should be allowed to use these when students answer questions wrong. Grades would sky rocket.

    March 19, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. raymond

    These stun guns can be harmful i dont care what anybody says

    March 21, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
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