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A SURFER SET THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR RIDING AN 80-FOOT MONSTER, AND THE FOOTAGE IS INSANE

A Brazilian surfer has carved out a spot in the Guinness World Records by conquering an 80-foot wave.  Continue reading A SURFER SET THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR RIDING AN 80-FOOT MONSTER, AND THE FOOTAGE IS INSANE

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NCAA TAKES AWAY LOUISVILLE’S 2013 MEN’S BASKETBALL TITLE FOR STRIPPER AND PROSTITUTE PARTIES

The NCAA on Tuesday ruled that the University of Louisville will be stripped of its 2013 NCAA Championship for the sordid stripper and prostitute scandal that has sullied the reputation of the once-proud basketball school. Continue reading NCAA TAKES AWAY LOUISVILLE’S 2013 MEN’S BASKETBALL TITLE FOR STRIPPER AND PROSTITUTE PARTIES

How Physics Keeps Figure Skaters Gracefully Aloft

This month in Pyeongchang, elite teams of physics and materials science experts from all over the world will dazzle us with ostentatious displays of grace and power. We commonly refer to these experts as athletes. Gymnasts demonstrate their subtle understanding of gravity and momentum. Swimmers and divers master fluid dynamics and surface tension. Skiers harness their knowledge of friction and hydrology, and lugers push their aerodynamics chops to the limits. Olympians, after all, understand science at a visceral level in ways most of us don’t.

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This Is What It Feels Like to Rocket Downhill at 90 MPH During Olympic Skeleton Racing

Remember the feelings of thrill and terror when you launched your sled down a steep snow-covered hill? American Skeleton racer John Daly has been doing that competitively for 15 years, but his sled, which slides down an ice-covered bobsled using a pair of metal runners, can actually hit speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

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Nike’s ‘PlayStation’ PG2s are like a DualShock for your feet

Nike has never been afraid to use different technologies to experiment with its sneakers. After all, this is the company that brought you the Mag and HyperAdapt, two shoes powered by auto-lacing mechanisms. And while its latest basketball silhouette isn’t as tech-forward as those, there’s still plenty to like here, especially if you’re both a sneakerhead and an avid gamer. Meet the PG2, Paul George’s new signature shoe, which Nike created in collaboration with Sony and was inspired by the PlayStation. Sorry, Xbox, maybe next time.

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