In honor of World Toilet Day (November 19, for those of you who havent yet sent out your annual World Toilet Day greeting cards), take note that the world record for running […]
Losing to Those Guys Makes Me See Red
Athletes dressed in red are more likely to win events than athletes wearing any other color.
Musical Running for Extroverts
Music can boost your running performance by up to 15%, but only if you’re a particular kind of runner. If you tend to focus inward while running, music probably won’t help you […]
Revenge of the Nerds
MIT students derive great pleasure from tormenting their rivals at Harvard. Our favorite prank of theirs occurred during the 1982 Harvard-Yale football game when a weather balloon emblazoned with the letters “MIT” […]
No, Seriously… Pull My Finger!
In Austria, Fingerhakeln – or competitive finger-pulling – is a serious sport, with very strict rules. Finger-athletes aim to drag their opponent across the table by just the finger. Fingerhakeln is also […]
Nice Catch, Ernest. Why Is That Fish Full of Holes?
Author Ernest Hemingway was an accomplished fisherman. He caught 7 marlins in one day — a world record at the time. Some of his techniques were not very sportsmanlike, however, such […]