The Olympics Opening Ceremony Drone Show Is Just So Damn Impressive


A squadron of 1,218 drones shape-shifted into a snowboarder and then the Olympic rings Friday during theWinter Olympics’ televised presentation of the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea ― and it was as dazzling as it sounds. 

Check out this large-scale gizmo marvel.

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According to Wired, the LED-lighted, foot-long quadcopters were guided into theirintricate formationsby Intel’s Shooting Star platform. An Intel spokeswoman confirmed to HuffPost that the maneuvers over Pyeongchang were prerecorded. A live performance was scrapped because “there were too many spectators standing in the area where the live drone show was supposed to take place,” the Pyeongchang organizing committee said in a statement.

Thespectacular sightbroke the Guinness World Record for number of drones flown at the same time, the spokeswoman said.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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