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Last weekend, Red Bull brought one of its wildest and wackiest events to the shores of the Ohio River in Cincinnati as the city hosted Red Bull Flugtag – an event that allowed the brave and the bold to test their homemade, human-powered flying contraptions in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

The event is extremely simple: teams of five people dress up in costumes, do a brief dance or skit, and then launch a homemade, human-powered “aircraft” off of a massive 22-foot platform, trying to stay in the air as long as possible before inevitably plummeting into a body of water below (the Ohio River, in this case).

The teams are then judged by a celebrity panel of judges which included Cincinnati Bengals legend Chad Johnson. The teams were scored based on the creativity of their craft design, their performance, as well as the distance of their flight.

We were invited to check out this year’s event which drew more than 30,000 people, and what we witnessed was relentlessly entertaining.

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And it also got social media buzzing.

If you couldn’t make it to this year’s event, the good news is that you can still catch the national broadcast as ESPN2 will air a replay of Red Bull Flugtag Cincinnati on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 6 – 7 p.m.

And there’s plenty of time to plan to see next year’s event in person.

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