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Carbon Fibre Tour De France Bikes Are Surprisingly Easy To Counterfeit

The rise of carbon fibre technology brought lighter bikes, faster speeds and innovative aerodynamics to the world of cycling. But an unexpected side effect is starting to frustrate the world’s top bike builders. Chinese factories are counterfeiting their products and selling them for a fraction of the price. It’s dangerous too.


This Downhill Bike Race On A Glacier Is So Insane That Everyone Crashes

Video: You know you’re in some deep sludge of brown goo when a bike race starts and pretty much everyone around you immediately loses control and crashes. That’s what happens when you ride a bike downhill on a glacier. That’s what happens when you ride the Megavalanche race.


A Pocket-Sized Frisbee Ball You Can Play Catch With

This Kickstarter toy looks like a rubber hockey puck or neon drink coaster, but it’s a tiny Frisbee-like disc you play catch with, capable of being flung 60m. I want one.


Tour De France Cyclist Computers Hacked By Doping Critics

If doping is a relatively modern problem for the sports world, the Tour de France 2015 sees it colliding headfirst with a modern technological concern, as race leaders Team Sky have accused rivals of hacking their computers.


Slicing Golf Balls In Half Exposes The Weird Guts That Hide Inside

Video: Golf balls are really, really weird. Especially the old ones used over a hundred years ago. The dimpled shell can hide things like goose and duck feathers, wound rubber and all other sorts of colourful and bright polymers and rubbers and plastics. The current balls are super fancy, I wish each golf ball still hid the rubber that looks like tobacco leaves.


Slow-Motion Video Of A 229km/h Tennis Serve Shows The Ball Turning To Goo

Video: A tennis ball is squishy and bouncy and totally perfect for slow-motion fun. Watch as a tennis racket hits the fuzzy yellow green ball at 229km/h in slow motion, it’s incredible. The more you slow it down, the more flattened and deformed and goo-like the ball gets. At a certain point, it looks like the ball has just been absorbed and eaten alive by the tennis racket.


The Military's Ranger Panties Are My New Favourite Clothes

People love Soffe Men’s Running Shorts, a.k.a. Ranger Panties. That is evidenced in their 1250 Amazon reviews, the vast majority of which are five stars. People even like to include images of themselves wearing the comically tiny shorts, bragging about how close to exposed your penis is while flopping around on a jog.


A Moving Course Built On Giant Dump Trucks Finally Makes Golf Exciting

There’s no better way to make an excruciatingly boring day feel even longer than with a round of golf. Watching it being played is even worse, unless the golf course happens to be on the back of gigantic earth-moving equipment. Now you’ve got our full attention.


Watch Doctors Jam This Tiny Camera Inside My Knee Joint

Diagnosis is hard. Especially when it comes to joint injuries. Doctors can make educated guesses based on your symptoms, to be really sure, they have got to look inside. While MRI is the most popular option, it’s expensive, time-consuming, and not particularly accurate. That’s why this new, miniaturized camera that can be stuck inside your joint is such a big deal.


A Giant Inflatable Volleyball Court Saves You From Playing On Hot Sand

The one thing that makes summer so awesome is also its biggest drawback: the heat. So to avoid completing scalding the bottom of your feet on hot sand, this inflatable floating volleyball court takes the action to the water where it’s easy to cool off.


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