Adult Soap Box Derby
Before there was NASCAR, there was box car. Soap box derbies, at the peak of their popularity in the 1950s, provided all-American kids with an opportunity to mix engineering ingenuity with the need for speed. Today, enthusiastic adults raised on Mario Kart are reviving this wholesome tradition on the..
Aussie Rules Football
How many times have you walked away from Monday Night Football musing, "If only this game were more violent..." Meet Australian Rules Football. Aussie ex-pats and their eager American converts are bringing this rowdy, athletically rigorous sport to a city near you. Full contact. No padding. Heavy..
Anyone who remembers childhood as a time of innocence and joy was never on the wrong side of a dodgeball. If you ever packed a few extra pounds in grade school, chances are the specters of those stinging rubber balls haunt you to this day. But for the past three summers, young Brooklynites have been..
Chances are you go to the gym because it makes you feel good. But nothing kills that post-workout buzz like contemplating the environmental impact of traditional gyms-the air conditioning, the cardio machines, the thousands of tiny towels that are washed daily. Manuel de Arriba Ares has an alternative:..
There are more than 3,000 satellites orbiting earth. While we go about our daily lives, these contraptions are hard at work in our stratosphere, beaming the latest episodes of American Idol, snapping photos of black holes, and enabling governments to spy on obscure regions of Afghanistan. Leroy Chiao,..
Lords of the Rings
The Japanese have a yen for the gold medal in Judo. Fencing has been an idée fixe for the French. In honor of the XXIX Olympiad, we take a look at a few Olympic events and the countries that love them. An original GOOD Video..