Animated Video: Dock Ellis Throws a No-Hitter Against the Padres While Tripping on LSD (1970)

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For a sport obsessed with statistical averages, baseball seems to thrive like no other on outrageous anecdotes and singular characters.

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Watch Bill Gates Lose a Chess Match in 79 Seconds to the New World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

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Last November Magnus Carlsen, then only 22 years old, became the Chess World Champion when he soundly defeated Viswanathan Anand in a best-of-12 series match held in Chennai, India. Carlsen won three games, tied ten, and lost none.

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Mike Tyson Lists the Philosophy & History Books He’s Reading These Days

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Last year, Mike Tyson staged a one-man Broadway show, directed by Spike Lee, called “Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth.” In November, the boxing legend published an autobiography by the same title.

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Turn Your Bike into an Electric Hybrid with MIT’s “Copenhagen Wheel”

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Bonaverde’s “Roast-Grind-Brew Coffee Machine” seemed like one of the cooler inventions I’ve recently stumbled upon. But then I came across this: The Copenhagen Wheel. Originally created by researchers at MIT, the Copenhagen Wheel “transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes.

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The Art & Science of Bike Design: A 5-Part Introduction from the Open University

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In 2012, Bradley Wiggins became the first English cyclist to win the granddaddy of all cycling races, the Tour de France. In 2013, Chris Froome became the second.

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Video: The Day Bob Marley Played a Big Soccer Match in Brazil, 1980

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“Football is a whole skill to itself. A whole world. A whole universe to itself. Me love it because you have to be skillful to play it! Freedom! Football is freedom.

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Watch “The Secret Tournament” & “The Rematch,” Terry Gilliam’s Star-Studded Soccer Ads for Nike

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We’ve never known footwear giant Nike to spare the advertising dollars, just as we’ve never known filmmaker Terry Gilliam to compromise his vision. Only natural, then, that the two would cross creative and financial paths.

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The Poetry of Bruce Lee: Discover the Artistic Life of the Martial Arts Icon

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In the final months of his short life, Bruce Lee wrote a personal essay, “In My Own Process” where he said, “Basically, I have always been a martial artist by choice and actor by profession. But, above all, I am hoping to actualize myself to be an artist of life along the way.

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Amazing Flipbook Animation Shows Off the Skills of Ronaldinho

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Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, otherwise simply known as Ronaldinho, plays football/soccer for Atlético Mineiro and currently captains the Brazilian national team.

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Steel-Willed Hand Balancer Jaakko Tenhunen Explains Why Effort Brings the Most Satisfaction

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Few of us possess the physical strength and even steelier will to follow in the handprints of professional balancer Jaakko Tenhunen, but most of us have other projects that could benefit from the sort of relentless determination he brings to his work.

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