Weird Pigeon Game

  1. Weird Pigeon Games

Pigeon Pop combines the classic color pinwheel game and the flashy visuals based on the party pigeon meme. Yes, it does seem weird at first but trust us, the game offers a lot of good puzzle fun! Rather than straight-up color wheels, the game includes different polygons. This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the. Almost 300 birds were reportedly killed when the live pigeon shooting event made its only Olympic appearance at the Paris Games in 1900. Belgian Leon de Lunden gunned down 21 birds to take the title. But he was unable to repeat his win, as future Games saw the live animals replaced with clay targets.

The Olympic games are one of the biggest events of the year. Sports fans around the world eagerly wait to sit in front of their TV with their friends and family to watch thousands of the top athletes from around the world compete against each other in their favorite game.

They are watched internationally, in admiration and in awe, as it is so evident that thousands of people spent many months preparing prior to the Olympics, to make sure they are seemingly perfect. However, sometimes there’s more than meets the eye to what you see on television…

These games actually have quite a few bizarre moments that low key (or not so low key) went on over the years. Even if you’re the biggest sports enthusiast, you may still be surprised by some of these behind-the-scenes events that weren’t shown on screen. Here are some of those moments.

Opening ceremonies are a big deal, especially at the Olympics. It’s the culmination of the many months of preparation leading up to the big games, in which everybody’s hard work pays off. That iconic moment when the five rings are presented, is a moment many people wait for.

While we’d like to imagine this moment being picture perfect and emotion-filled, during the 2014 Sochi Opening ceremonies, it was a bit of a flop. Due to some technical issues, that fifth ring did not open up, leaving it as a flower shape mid-blossom. Awkward.

Ever get annoyed at your roommate when you get a text saying they left their key at home and now you have to meet them somewhere to give them yours? Yeah well, that’s kind of frustrating for like twenty minutes until you get over it, but imagine that happening at the Rio Olympics. As absurd as it sounds – it actually happened.

Two days before the games began, organizers lost the keys to one of the stadium gates before a soccer match. Officials had to bust out these massive cutters to break through the gate.

Releasing doves used to be a regular occurrence during Olympic opening ceremonies as a sign of peace. It was meant to show how countries can put aside their differences and come together for the games. However, after one of these dove ceremonies went terribly wrong in the 1988 Seoul Olympic games, this ritual never saw daylight again.

Let’s just say this particular event turned into a dove barbeque. The flames got way too close to the doves, leaving them either dead or injured badly – all on live television. Major cringe.

In today’s world, it’s hard to find anyone who isn’t obsessed with their smartphone. It’s almost always accessible to people no matter where they are. Although, you’d think that in an Olympics fencing match, maybe that’d be the place to put your phone aside… apparently that’s not always the case.

In the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, a competitor’s phone fell out of his pocket in the middle of his match. Guess he was going for the title of “the fencer who never missed a text”.

Professional runners tend to spend a lot of time and money deciding on the perfect shoe to fit their foot during a race. It makes sense, since everyone knows you could potentially damage your legs or knees If you run a marathon wearing the wrong shoes.

However, Ethiopian runner, Abebe Bikila, didn’t want to deal with all those worries to find the perfect shoe – so he took the obvious route and ran barefoot during the 1960 Rome games. Oh, and guess what…. He won the game and even set a world record in the making… unreal.

Ever hear of Olympic rage? Us either – well, at least not until reading this next one. During a taekwondo match at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, a player injured his foot during the game. The injury was classified as ‘too severe’ to continue, and so the competitor was disqualified from the match.

His opponent won the match, leaving the injured player enraged. He got violent and kicked the judge in the head, leaving himself to a lifetime ban from the Olympics and the World Taekwondo Federation. Yikes!

The Rio 2016 games were a colorful event, to say the least. The water diving pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center in Rio de Janeiro started off as bright blue, looking fresh for the upcoming competitive swimmers. However, soon after, they mysteriously turned into a murky green color, with no apparent explanation as to how it happened.

Later on, it was found that a contractor poured hydrogen peroxide into the pool, which allegedly resulted in a chemical reaction with the chlorine, turning the water into an emerald green.

Well, apparently those pools aren’t the only thing turning green during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Swimmer, Ryan Lochte, made some headlines when he decided to dye his hair platinum before the Olympic games.

Clearly he didn’t think that one through because after spending too much time in chlorine pools, his icy white locks turned into more of a green coloring. Lucky for him, that gold medal he won looks good with any color hair he’d choose anyway. #Winning.

Most people imagine Olympic competitors to be super fit and strong, because they’ve been training for that sport their whole lives. We thought that too until we came across something called “plunging”. The 1904 Summer Olympics featured a unique type of sport competition, although we’re not even really sure it can be considered a ‘sport’.

‘Plunging for distance’ involved five men who dove into the water and just stayed completely still, trying to have jumped the furthest. The man who glided furthest would be the winner.

Losing his concentration during the Springboard Diving Games in 1980, Russian Aleksandr Portnov complained that his belly-flop was caused by the excessive noise of another swimming event. Olympic Officials allowed a redo of the finals and Aleksandr gracefully won the competition.

However, then fourth-place winner Falk Hoffman complained that his flop was the result of a photographer’s camera flash that threw him off of his game. After two days of deliberations, Falk’s flop was disregarded, causing protests over this biased flip-flop. C’mon dude, own those flops!

The 1900 Paris Games got a little too gruesome as they held a live pigeon shooting as one of their competitive games. Players had to shoot as many pigeons as possible. By the end of it, nearly 300 birds were killed.

Animal rights activists were horrified and protested against it, which led to a ban against shooting live targets. The winner of the game claimed 21 pigeons – at least we know that won’t happen again at any other Olympic games.

Michael Phelps was seen with purple circles all over his shoulders, almost resembling bruises. Millions of viewers watching were left confused and wondered what those were. Finally, we got our answer…

The circles are a result of a therapy technique called “cupping” which many athletes do to relax their muscles. It involves a heated glass cup which gets placed on the skin and then removed, leaving marks on the skin. We’re glad to hear the athlete is taking care of himself and making sure his muscles recover – good on you, Phelps.

Perhaps the most famous Olympic dirty play was when Olympic skater Tonya Harding’s ex attacked fellow Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan – Tonya’s rival to winning the competition. A hired hit-man slammed a bat into Kerrigan’s right leg the night before the skating championships.

The attack achieved its desired effect, rendering Kerrigan too injured to participate in the final Olympic race, leaving Harding a wide opening to win. However, in the years to follow, Harding’s involvement in the attack became undeniable, and she was disqualified from playing the sport professionally again.

Have you ever played “tug of war” with your friends when you were kids? Two teams pull on a rope in opposite directions to pull the other side over the center line. Sounds pretty easy, but in 1904 it was actually an Olympic Game.

The Milwaukee Athletic Club took it so seriously that they put together a team of athletes that were not even from Milwaukee to walk away, or tug away, with the gold medal.

It’s pretty cool when people in official positions sometimes show off their goofy side to the audience, which is why the crowd loved it when Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, showed up to the Rio closing ceremonies dressed as Super Mario.

He took it upon himself to be the mascot for the night – this is what happens when you combine politics and humor. He got some good reactions on social media in Japan, as “Abe Mario” became a trending topic on Twitter.

In 1956, the Melbourne Olympics came just three weeks after the merciless Soviet invasion of Hungary. When the water polo teams from Hungary and the Soviet Union met in competition, tensions were very high. The two team captains refused the customary handshake.

The Hungarians cursed the Soviets throughout the game. Tensions reached a water polo boiling point when a Soviet player hit Hungarian team captain Ervin Zador in the eye, leaving a lasting bloody visual impression for years to come. Yikes.

In 1980 during the Cold War, President Jimmy Carter urged the U.S. to pull out of the Moscow Olympic Games as a boycott against the situation happening in Afganistan. It was their way of protesting the Soviet Union’s invasion in Afganistan – bold moves, Carter.

Since the U.S. did not participate in the games that summer, The Athletics Congress came up with an event called the Liberty Bell Classic in Philadelphia for athletes to participate in from countries who were boycotting the Olympics that year.

You can’t really go wrong with your team name being, “The Dream Team”. The name itself makes us imagine a group of admirable athletes lined up standing on a golden podium. Well, it pretty much was that.

The biggest names in basketball – Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, and Charles Barkley, were some of the top NBA players who were recruited to an Olympic team in the 1992 Barcelona games. The team made it to the finals, won all eight games, and beat Croatia – bringing home the gold medal. It’ll be hard for any other team in the world to beat this dream team.

The Olympics went through some strange stages in the past where they’ve added quite bizarre sports to their game repertoire… One of those was called “solo synchronized swimming”. Yes, we know it sounds like an oxymoron.

To clarify, the synchronization that goes on is between the solo swimmer and the music. This competition survived for three games from 1984 to 1992 – it took them that long to realize you can’t really synchronize with yourself. Quite frankly, we’d be worried if a swimmer wasn’t in sync with themselves.

Seems like the 1900 Summer Olympic games ran out of competitive sport ideas since hot air balloon racing was on the list. That being said, the competition was not classified as an official sporting game. Well, with all due respect to those ballooners out there, it doesn’t take much physical exertion to stand in a flying hot air balloon.

Although, it does take skill. Aviation pioneer, Henry de La Vaulx, set two world records for duration and distance piloting a balloon flight.


Every Olympic horse riders’ nightmare would be for their horse to start spazzing out mid-race. Well, for this duo, it was almost the case. In the 2016 Rio Olympic games, a 19-year old competitive racehorse experienced extreme fever before a competition, forcing Dutch Olympic medalist, Adelinde Cornelissen, to withdraw them both from the race.

It is believed that the horse got bitten by a mosquito or a spider, resulting in a toxic fever. You don’t hear that one every day.

At the Munich Olympics of 1972, the Palestinian terrorist organization, Black September, held hostage a group of Israeli athletes who flew in to compete at the competition. They cornered nine Israeli competitors and one German Police officer at their hotel, in the middle of the night.

They barred them from escaping, claiming they wanted Palestinian prisoners in change for the athlete’s release. All rescue attempts failed, and the nine hostages were tragically killed by the terrorist group.

Sometimes competitiveness can lead to focusing too much on oneself. However, that wasn’t the case for Olympic rower, Henry Pearce. During the Amsterdam Olympics of 1928, Pearce was leading first in the quarter-final race, when a line of little ducklings decided to cross the canal right in front of him.

Instead of cutting through them, he waited for them to cross. His opponent took the opportunity to overcome Pearce, but eventually, Pearce made his way back to first place and won the race. This guy is not just an athlete, but some might even call him a hero.

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In the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, a bizarre event occurred involving a Brazilian runner and a former Irish priest who was looking for attention. The innocent Vanderlei de Lima was just trying to take home a gold medal and instead was attacked by a bystander during the race.

He was hyper-focused on his running when the incident happened, but it didn’t stop him from trying to win that first place. Eventually, he finished in third place, but we’re very impressed by his persistence and determination, especially since he wasn’t expecting the attacker to come out of nowhere.

An Olympic mystery came to fruition when an old black and white grainy photograph was found, featuring an unidentified young boy. During the 1900 rowing competition, the winning Dutch crew decided that their coxswain was too heavy, so they recruited a young French boy to be their coxswain for the finals.

The young boy appeared in a photo with the two other men 60 years later, however, who he actually is, is left a mystery. He seems to be around 8 years old, in which case, he would be the youngest Olympic gold medalist ever.

This Olympic moment is not so much of a bizarre one, but rather, a pretty crazy one. Gymnasts can do some pretty cool flips and tricks, especially if they’ve made it to the Olympics, but not many can do what seventeen-year-old Soviet Olga Korbut did at the 1972 Olympics in Germany.

She received a lot of attention for her speedy pole flips and summersaults, but most of all for her backward summersault named “Korbut Flip”. This move was later banned due to its high risk of danger. Seeing her do it on video is almost unreal.

In 1896, a 1200-meter swim was held in freezing cold water, at the Bay of Zea in Athens. Organizers of the game chose to have the race take place there to avoid spending on building a swimming pool. Great for those guys’ that they found an alternative, but clearly they didn’t consider that there may be insanely cold temperatures for the swimmers…

During the race, the waters were at a 55-degree temperature and twelve-foot waves. Fifteen-year-old gold medalist, Alfred Hajos, said he was more concerned about surviving in those waters than about winning the race.

Every country has its flag that they’re proud of. Competitors must feel such pride seeing their own country’s flag waving in the air before a competition. And that is exactly why it would probably be a good idea to tell Olympic organizers to make sure the presented flags are correct.

Organizers at the 2016 Olympics in Rio apologized to China after using a Chinese flag with wrong-facing stars instead of the correct version. Although, in their defense, the mistake was very small not so noticeable.

Another interesting sport we got to see at the Olympics was the Jamaican National Bobsledding Team, which made headlines. For those of you who have never heard of it – it’s basically the sport of sledding through an icy track on a four-runner sled which carries either four or two people.

Walt Disney even made a movie called “Cool Runnings” which is loosely based on the Olympic Bobsledding team. To be honest, it actually looks like so much fun. Sitting in a sled with your squad and sledding at the Olympics?! Sign us up!

One bizarre performance we witnessed in the 2016 Summer games in Rio was China’s human jump rope shtick. During a gymnastics gala event, a group of gymnasts decided to entertain their crowd in quite an unusual way – two men swung the tiniest man of the group by his arms and legs, while the fourth gymnast repeatedly jumped over him.

The crowd laughed at this unexpected performance. A very interesting form of entertainment if you ask us…

Weird Pigeon Games

So it turns out that Michael Phelps is one of those people who has a hard time covering up how they feel by the look on their face. In the prep room before the 200m butterfly in the 2016 Rio games, Michael Phelps was caught staring down his opponent, Chad Le Clos.

Let’s just say Michael did not look very happy. He kinda looks like a teenager upset about his new curfew, so he’s sulking in the corner about it. He definitely gave us great content for memes.

Taekwondo practitioner, Pita Taufatofua, made headlines after his appearance at the opening ceremony during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. He came out with a bang – shirtless and slathered in oil while wearing a skirt representing the Tongan flag.

Although he didn’t win the match, interest in Tonga definitely went up after that one. Talk about representing your home flag – this guy’s doing it right. Maybe he should consider joining the entertainment industry if taekwondo doesn’t work out.

In the Rio 2016 Olympic games, two Irish brothers took home their country’s first silver medal for rowing. Although they received praise and fame for their achievement, their interview after the competition was debatably just as memorable.

During their chat in the interview, the two guys made their interviewer laugh with their hilarious responses. Let’s just say that somehow they managed to speak about urine tests and Nutella. Not your average post-Olympic win conversation, huh?

Not sure who it is that was so obsessed with bowling, they needed it to become an Olympic sport. Nevertheless, it happened at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Well, it didn’t actually ever become an official Olympic game but rather it was a demonstration sport.

It ended up lasting for one time only, however, 12 males and 12 females participated in the game. It isn’t too surprising to us that it never continued on – people probably understood that bowling is more of a Saturday night friends outing than an Olympic competition. Good try though.

The 2000 Sydney games were pretty challenging for the gymnast competitors. Surprisingly, this was due to a mess up regarding their equipment. Multiple participants were falling on the vault, resulting in a few injuries.

After an inspection during the second round, it was found that the vault apparatus was set too low… oh gosh. That shouldn’t be happening at the Olympics. On the bright side, the gymnasts who performed during the time the vault was set incorrectly, were invited to try again at the end of the competition.

Well, this is pretty sad but at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 the air pollution was so bad that it drew concerns over the athletes’ health and performance. Some countries even chose for their athletes to train in nearby countries to avoid pollution, as well as others who arrived at the Beijing airport wearing masks.

Factories in Beijing were forced to shut down for the weeks prior to the games. Thankfully it started raining once the games began, which also helped clear out the air. Sheesh, someone should give Beijing lessons on minimizing air pollution.

Here’s an impressive story… Bob Mathias never competed in a decathlon, nor did he try to. However, the 17-year-old high schooler suggested to his coach for his school to take on the sport – and so they did. In no time, Mathias proved that he was incredibly talented in this field.

Less than three months later, he qualified for the US Olympic team. Eventually he became the youngest track and field gold medallist in Olympic history. Insane!

Olympic athlete AND an actor? What doesn’t this guy do?

Johnny Weissmuller was man of many talents. The Olympic champion is known for having one of the highest competitive swimming records in the 20th century, winning five Olympic gold medals and set 67 world records. Later on, he surprised us once again when he decided to change his career path in a slightly different way…

Ladies and gentelman, meet Tarzan! Yup, that’s right… this guy is an athlete AND an actor. It makes sense that they’d take someone who was so fit for the role of man who was raised in a jungle by apes.

Wrestling matches usually last for a couple intense minutes. Some are longer than others, but it’s difficult to keep them going for too long since they require so much energy. However, this match at the 1912 Summer Olympics was abnormally long.

Estonian wrestler, Martin Klein, went up against world champion, Alfred Asikainen. This is quite unbelievable but they wrestled each other for 11 hours and forty minutes! Absolutely absurd if you ask us. Klein was too exhausted after that to wrestle in the finals the next day, so he settled for his silver medal.

Quite a bizzare moment in Olympian history was during a marathon at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Olympics. Due to poor organization, a lack of water for the runners, and the contestants not being trained enough – things went very wrong. Thirty-two athletes competed with only fourteen reaching the finish line.

The first runner up arrived to the finish line first only because he got in a car and drove there for the second half of the marathon. Only later on organizers found out about that and recalled his win. Many of the runners arrived to the finish line exhausted and dehydrated.

One of the most popular games you can play right now is GamePigeonBattleship or Sea Battle. It is a game which feels a lot like the Battleship you used to play as a child, but you don’t have to worry about getting the coordinates right or keeping all of those little pieces in the same place.Instead, you just have to worry about finding the ship. To play Sea Battle on iPhone, you need to have the GamePigeon application installed and toggled on. Then, you need to find a willing opponent.

The game can last a long time if you aren’t smart about the way you play. A lot of GamePigeonSea Battle strategy will revolve around offense. You need to make smart calls. However, your defense matters as well. You should place your boats in smart places.

In this guide, we will cover how to play Sea Battle on GamePigeon, how to place your boats, and how to make guesses. Read on to become the Sea Battle master.

How to Play Sea Battle on GamePigeon

If you’ve played Battleship before, you know how Sea Battle works. It is basically the same premise. There aren’t any surprises or tricks here. Even so, not everyone has played this game, so here are some basic steps:

  1. Start by positioning your ships around the board. All players can move their ships as they wish. You cannot put them diagonally, but you can put them horizontally and vertically. You want to keep the ships far enough apart so they don’t sit right next to each other. If you do this, the boxes around the ship will turn red until you move them.
  2. Guess where your enemy placed his or her ships. You can pick one square at a time. If you land in water, the box will get a dot in it. If you hit the ship, you will feel a slight shake on your phone, and you will see smoke. If you hit a ship, you can guess again. If you miss, it is your enemy’s turn.
  3. When you have successfully guessed all the squares your enemy’s ship sits in, you will see the ship appear and all the dots around the ship will fill in.
  4. Keep going until you have hit all of your opponent’s ships.

The game goes back and forth and can take a long time to play, depending on how fast your opponent answers. If you want to play a shorter game, you can change the size of the grid and decrease the number of ships.

GamePigeonSea Battle Strategy: Defense

When positioning your boats, be smart about it. Don’t put everything into one corner or put every ship around the edges. This is a good way to create a pattern people will easily see. You also want to change up your strategy every time you play the game.If you are going to put any ships along the edges of the board, consider putting the biggest ships there. This way, you can eliminate the number of free spaces your opponent gets when they do sink your big ship. As the biggest ships are the ones most likely to be struck first, you will take away some of your opponent’s advantages.

If you have large areas of open water, this is the best place to put those little ships which are really difficult to find. Usually, these are the last ships of the game. They aren’t captured in the checkerboard pattern if you place them well.

The best thing you can do for the offense is to think about your placement. Don’t just allow the AI to set them up for you. Think about a checkerboard and pick a color (this is a strategy we will talk about in defense). Do not place all your small ships on what would be the same color.

GamePigeonSea Battle Strategy: Offense

When you are guessing which squares to hit, there are a few different things to consider. The first is that your opponent will have done many of the same things you did in the offense. Start by guessing around the edges and then moving your way into the center.

When guessing, most people will guess in a checkerboard pattern. This involves thinking of the Battleship board as a checkerboard. Pick either red or black and only aim for those squares. This will help you to pick up many of the boats, but not all of them. Some people decide to make a giant X with every other square to help divide the board. You can also do this by making a plus sign (+).

When you hit a ship, keep going until you have knocked it out. Some people think it is best to find them all and then start, but you are hitting more water that way. When a ship is completely hit, the boxes around it will fill in, meaning you don’t have to guess those. As you cannot put boats in that area, it is a great way to eliminate bad moves.

If you play with your friends on a regular basis, start to remember their moves. Some people will play with most of their ships around the edge and then go to the center.

GamePigeonSea Battle Cheats

Unfortunately, apart from stealing someone else’s phone, there aren’t any cheats for this game. The only thing you can really do is learn how particular people play and use that to your advantage.Sea Battle is a great way to enjoy this classic game. You get the addition of sounds and haptics, which makes it feel a bit more like the old plastic game that so many of us remember. However, you don’t have to worry about having those little red and white tokens all over your house.