Sports

Finally, A Stadium Shaped Like A Crocodile

I’m as baffled as you are that it’s taken so long, but it seems someday we still might get the stadium we’ve all known architecture really needs: Turkey’s Burasapor soccer team, nicknamed the “Green Crocodiles,” could soon be getting an architectural masterpiece, a structure that will rival the greatest palaces of the last 200 years, even outdoing the timeless proportions of the Acropolis. It is a coiling green crocodile with blazing spotlights in its eyes.


This Goofy Mini Golf Masters Clip Is Way More Fun Than The Real Masters

Video: I don’t care that The Masters is a tradition unlike any other because I know a mini golf version of the illustrious golf tournament would be way more fun to play and so much more hilarious to watch. Imagine Tiger getting screwed over by the windmill course. Or Phil mucking up the castle shot. It’d be like Happy Gilmore in real life. Simon Connor spliced golf highlights from the Masters with traditional mini golf courses and it’s perfectly goofy.


Handheld Jet Thrusters Make Any Sport Instantly Extreme

If you’re wondering how this snowboarder is moving so fast on flat ground, the answer is simple. He’s holding powerful jet thrusters in his hands. Yes, jet thrusters. This is awesome.


Stylish Sunglasses Made From Salvaged, Shattered Baseball Bats

Nothing makes a fashion accessory more interesting than a backstory, and Shwood’s new limited edition line of sunglasses have a fascinating pedigree. They’re all made from ash wood salvaged from actual Louisville Slugger baseball bats shattered during games played around the world.


A Camera-Filled Soccer Ball Gives Fans A Dizzying View Of The Game

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup approaches, its official sponsor Adidas has customised one of its new Brazuca soccer balls, turning it into “the Brazucam”, which provides 360-degree views of all the action on field — from the field. It might no longer be considered as suitable for regulation play, but it’s as close to participating in the World Cup as most of us will ever get.


What's Your Favourite Piece Of Fitness Technology?

Often, we only think of the technology that makes our lives more productive or entertaining. But what about the stuff that allows us to have the most fun outdoors?


The Science Of The Slapshot: Stanley Cup Slo-Mo Physics

The slapshot is the fastest shot in hockey. One satisfying thwack and the puck goes flying at incredible speeds. Except it’s not really one thwack, it’s two, and our buddy Destin at Smarter Every Day has both the science know-how and the super high-speed slow-motion cameras to show you exactly how it works.


Australian Pay TV Wants To Be Able To Broadcast Big Sporting Events

Australia’s peak subscription TV lobby group is taking a proposal to the government that would let it buy the rights to the biggest sporting events in the country. If the plan comes to fruition, you’ll be able to watch the FIFA World Cup, AFL and NRL grand finals, the Olympics and the Melbourne Cup on Foxtel as well as free-to-air.


Briefly: Badminton Rally Shows How Impossibly Quick Humans Are

Badminton is silly and soft and dainty and not tennis, right? I don’t know anymore! This impossibly fast rally makes it seem like an impossibly fast sport played by humans who have impossibly fast reaction times.


A Build-It-Yourself Modular Jetski That Fits In Your Car's Trunk

As fun as a jetski be when you get on the water, they can also be a bit of a pain to haul around if you don’t pay for a permanent dock. So a bunch of designers in Wisconsin created the BomBoard, a lightweight and highly portable personal watercraft that can be easily disassembled and tossed in the trunk of a compact car.