Russians are tasering each other for sport! – Surplus Store Crawley There’s a game which is currently picking up speed in Russia, and it gives individuals the opportunity to shoot others in the head with 10,000 volts of electricity! As you do… The new “sport” is fantastically named Perm (after the city it is based in), and allows players to experience the thrill of Russian roulette, but without the messy end. For just £2 a go, you stand in a circle of six people, all who have a modified pneumatic gas pistol loaded with a single live cartridge. When the triggers are pulled, whoever flinches is classed as out. Players can try and bluff their way out of being shot, but it has been said that is near impossible to not react to the shock, and has been described as being punched very hard in the head. How Russian roulette came to be is still somewhat of a mystery, but the most popular theory is that it was created in the 19th century, when prison guards forced prisoners to participate using a revolver. The name itself came from a short story of the same name, which was published in Collier’s magazine in 1937. The game of Perm was developed by a former MMA fighter Valeriy Eschenko, and it offers the opportunity for surviving competitors to win a prize fund of around £3500. Whether that is enough money to get tasered in the head is unclear, let us know what you think in the comments! Here at Surplus Store, we may suggest you refrain from tasering your mate in the head for sport! Perhaps you would rather participate in Airsoft, where the rules are a lot safer! With our range of airsoft equipment, you’ll be protected whilst taking part, and can still take a shot at your mate!   Photo courtesy of Vicarious, under Creative Commons