I love reaction games. It might have been a Counter-Strike thing; the more you trained, the better your reactions, the sharper you'd be. That was the logic in my head. It's probably all bollocks, but nonetheless I spent hours staring at red circles, waiting for something to turn green.
But with the Olympics around, everyone now has a great excuse to waste even more time with reaction games. After all, you might be faster off the blocks than an Olympic athlete.
It's a little web game knocked up by the Financial Times and the concept is pretty simple. Your times are measured against the average reaction times of swimmers, track athletes and cyclists. There's no leaderboard or anything, but you do get a small idea of where you rank in the grand scheme of things:
There are sound cues as well, but I stupidly left my headphones at home so I'm playing on Hard difficulty. The cycling is pretty easy to nail, though.
Give it a go and let us know in the comments how sharp your reactions are!