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Playing Ping Pong With Random Objects Is Totally Goofy

Video: Sure, some random objects like a frying pan and a shovel make some sort of sense to use as a ping pong paddle replacement. But an iron? A kitchen knife? A wooden spoon? A rolling pin?


Cyclist Goes Full Superman, Beats Everyone

Video: Pro tip to cyclists: Sailing through the air horizontally while gripping your handlebars for dear life is the most efficient way downhill.


Synchronised Wind Tunnel Dancing Should Be The Next Olympic Sport

Video: A lot of questionable sports have become official Olympic events over the years. Golf? Trampoline? That one where people just run in a straight line for 100m? Ridiculous. But synchronised dancing inside one of those indoor skydiving wind tunnels? That should headline the 2020 games in Tokyo, assuming anyone makes it out of Rio alive.


A Bellyflop Competition Is Even More Brutal Than It Sounds

Video: When swimming most people try to avoid bellyflopping into the water since it feels like 1000 people slapping you in the chest at once. But in Oslo, at the official Dødsing competition, competitors attempt to bellyflop on purpose to impress the judges.


Bossaball Is The Coolest Sport You've Never Heard Of

Video: If volleyball had a child with a jumping castle, it would be bossaball. The relatively young sport was created in Spain but has already started taking off in South America and Europe — and damn does it look like fun.


Champion Rope Skippers' Speed And Stamina Is Terrifying 

Video: Want to make it in the double dutch big leagues? Better not skip leg day. Or arm day. Or anything day. Because everything about this sport looks immensely difficult.


Sure, Here's A Guy Surfing A Thunderstorm

Sean MacCormac is just like you and me. He puts his (probably very expensive custom sportswear) pants on one leg at a time, then straps a snowboard to his feet, cinches a parachute to his back, and leaps headlong out of a plane and directly into a thunderstorm above Florida.


New Tech Hopes To Improve The Technique Of Olympic Swimmers (Without Doping)

With the Olympics officially starting and the swimming events guaranteed to set a few more records, you have to wonder how swimmers can continue to improve? Haven’t we reached the pinnacle of a human’s physicality by now? If we get any more good at swimming in the water, we’re going to continue doping, or we’re going to become merpeople.


Cool Animation Blends The Olympic Rings With Athletes Of Different Sports

Video: The Olympics are almost here, which means it’s almost time for us couch sitters to become experts on every Olympic sport after watching it for five minutes. Warm yourself up with this super quick animation that turns athletes into the different colours of the Olympic rings.


Nike's New Sunglasses Cost $1500

For top runners, like the elite specimens competing in the Olympics, every last thing you wear needs to be engineered for comfort and speed. So Nike and Zeiss took inspiration from human anatomy for a new pair of sunglasses that wrap around an athlete’s head.


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