Casteller: Human Pyramids in Spain

What the what! File this under how have I not heard or seen this before.

In the city of Tarragona, Spain, castellers gather every two years to see who can build the highest, most intricate human castles. This uniquely Catalan tradition requires astonishing strength, finesse, and balance. Not to mention courage.

And then they send the five-year old kids in flippin’ helmets straight up to the top of these wobbly people towers. Wow. (via booooooom)