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Other Sports

There are Other Sports that don't fit into a major category, but are nonetheless exciting events such as soccer - the world's most popular sport - fencing and skateboarding.

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How do they make the ice at an ice skating rink?

Have you ever been ice skating in Florida? How do they keep the ice from melting? And how do they get the lines and the logos into the ice for a hockey game?


Advantage, Tennis: Study Shows Racket Games Are Best Sport for Heart Health

Which sports are the best at reducing heat disease-related death? HowStuffWorks Now gives you the list. See more »

What the Heck Happened to Rollerblading?

Rollerblading may be the latest fad to come around again. HowStuffWorks Now looks at the rise and fall of a '90s institution. See more »

How Board Breaking Works

How — and why — do martial arts practitioners bust boards without hurting themselves? Find out what the deal is with board breaking at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Human Fly, or the Daredevil Who Made Evel Knievel Seem Sane

In the 1970s, a mysterious stuntman joined forces with two sausage makers, and the Human Fly was born. Read about the Human Fly at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Cheese Rolling Is No Joke. But It's Still Pretty Funny.

Cheese rolling is a crazy sport that involves throwing yourself down a steep hill in the name of dairy. Check out cheese rolling at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Get Your Bubble On. No, Really.

Bubble soccer is rolling across the U.S. and the world. HowStuffWorks Now looks at how this joke sport became a real one. See more »

Former Jocks Report Happier Lives (Unless They Played Basketball or Football)

A study shows that former college athletes have happier lives than nonathletes — unless they played a marquee sport. HowStuffWorks Now explains why. See more »

Cybathlon, a Global Bionics Competition, Debuts This October

Disabled competitors using state-of-the-art assistive robotic technology in the first-ever Cybathlon. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Why Some Fans Fall to Their Deaths in America's Sports Arenas

Why do fans fall to their deaths in sports arenas? Learn why fans fall to their deaths at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

The Real Reason Cities (Make That Taxpayers) Finance Sports Stadiums

Why do cities and taxpayers finance sports stadiums? Follow the money trail at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »