The Joy of Flinging

History of Catflinging
The Classic Flingist
Early European Roots
The Middle Ages
The Highland Fling
Development of the Art
The Cat in Warfare
Cats in Duelling
Cats Used in Hunting
Cats in Household Defense
Catflinging in the Olympics
The Joy of Flinging
Other Types of Flinging
Improv. That Didn't Work
Famous Flingists

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Other Types of Flingistry

Although the conflicts surrounding the flinging of cats has in recent years all but eclipsed all other forms of animate object flinging, refinement achieved in the flinging of other species' should not be overlooked. Few species large or small have escaped the notice of experimental flingists. At the small end of the scale, Gerbils and stoats have been flung extensively in the United States and parts of Canada. Larger animals also, the Yak and Okapi among them, have achieved limited popularity in Africa and Asia. Clearly high on the list of large mammal flingery, however, is the development among Yukon aborigines of the skloupwod or "Sixteen Man Musk-oxen Flinging Team". The skloupwod is rigidly structured into subgroups consisting of two 6 man units of "fwappers", a "frowdler", two "tweaglers" and a secretary. The exact function of the secretary is unclear as minutes are seldom taken and are never read. The reaction of the musk-ox to its first encounter with a skloupwod is one of bewilderment and suspicion, however, experienced musk-oxen, far from exhibiting the paranoia common to many flingable beasts, tend to seek out humans in hopes of being flung. Indeed, on one occasion a team of surveyors was followed for over 150 miles by a small heard of musk-oxen. Eventually, at their wit's end, the group managed to recruit some local talent, formed a skloupwod, and thus appeased the beasts.