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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 the Ironman Works

The marathon used to be the pinnacle of endurance sports. But today, it takes a backseat to an even more daunting endeavor: a multisport trial so difficult that anyone who manages to complete it will be known as an Ironman.

How Sailing Works

Sailing began as a way to explore the world but has since become a popular recreational activity. So why should you never whistle onboard a sailboat?

9 Odd Sporting Events from Around the World

Tuna throwing, tomato tossing, toe wrestling -- these are sports? The spirit of competition can cause people to make a sport out of just about anything. The inspiration can come from anywhere. Learn about 9 odd sporting events from around the world.

9 Winners of Extreme Eating Contests

Extreme eating contests are more popular than ever as competitors battle for top prize money. Learn about 9 of the most popular record-setting eaters, including the Locust, the Tsunami, and the Black Widow.

How Skateboarding Works

Surfers began skateboarding or "sidewalk surfing" to improve their surfing but it didn't take long for skateboarding to become a sport on its own. Learn all about skateboarding, from its origins to how skaters perform their amazing tricks.

How Soccer Works

Soccer (or football) is the most popular sport in the world. Want to know a little more about the game? We've got you covered.

How to Maintain a Skateboard

To maintain a skateboard in tip-top shape the most important thing to do is keep the wheels moving smoothly by adjusting and lubricating the wheel bearings. Get the step-by-step instructions in this article.

Why would a female athlete fail a gender test?

In this day in age, most of us understand that gender identity can be pretty complicated from a social, cultural and psychological perspective. Find out why doctors may have trouble distinguishing someone's gender.

How Roller Derby Works

With leagues across the country and a new documentary TV series roller derby is enjoying a surge in popularity. But what exactly is roller derby? Learn about the sport's history its rules and much more.

How Competitive Eating Works

Competitive eating has gone from county fair exhibition to mainstream spectator sport. Networks like ESPN air contests and competitors like "The Black Widow" have loyal fan bases. Learn more about this controversial practice.

How did the game of paintball get started?

Splat! You're hit -- covered in brightly colored paint. Who shot you? Your friend, who was tracking you silently from tree to tree. Who came up with this game, sport or phenomenon we call paintball? Many trace its origins to military training -- are they right?

How Karate Works

Karate is an incredible art form, built on the concept of merging body and mind into a defensive weapon. See how karatekas use this merger to break wood and cinder blocks with their hands and feet.

How Bowling Pinsetters Work

If you've ever been to a bowling alley, you know that one of the coolest things is how the pins get reset. How does it work? Take a peek at the machinery behind the scenes.

How Paintball Works

Paintball has developed into a worldwide phenomenon. Players hunt opponents, take aim and splatter them with paint-filled “bullets” in guerilla-style faux warfare. If you've never played, you may have wondered what it's all about…

How Paintball Works 3-D Model

Check out this interactive 3D model of a paintball gun to better understand how it works.

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?

How Ice Rinks Work

The things people do on ice rinks are so spectacular we sometimes forget how remarkable ice rinks themselves are. Maintaining a proper ice rink is a real feat of engineering. Get a behind the scenes look at this very cool technology.

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