Despite the similarity of their names, polo and water polo have almost nothing in common. We highlighted Antonio Alaj's more literal interpretation of the latter, where he envisioned players riding mechanical "water-polo ponies" instead of actual horses.
At first glance, these ponies look more like carnival rides than sports equipment, but Alaj ensured that a fair bit of exercise went into operating these machines. Each horse was equipped with a system of cranks and gears. To maneuver the pony, players would pedal its twin propellers into action -- not an easy feat while brandishing a mallet in one hand. "After all," we wrote. "Polo without ponies isn't polo at all."
Read the full story in "Why Not Water-Polo on Aquatic Water-Ponies?"