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This French tennis player defied physics to basically hit the perfect shot

Benoit Paire lost to Gilles Simon at the Paris Masters, but who cares because he hit *this* shot.<p>How the heck? The ball nearly bounces back over the net and smacks him in the mouth -- which would still be his point, by the way.<p>Paire's racket face is nearly horizontal when he hits the ball. This is …

10 athletes with insane diets

Arguably one of the biggest draws of becoming a professional athlete is the seemingly limitless amount of food one can consume after finishing a day's worth of strenuous workouts. When your job relies on your physical strength, every calorie counts.<p>While it's undeniable that professional athletes …

18 Secrets of UPS Drivers

You may have a good relationship with your UPS driver, but how much do you really know about his or her job? The brown-clad United Parcel Service …

32 New Mashups You Need In Your Life This Summer

Haven't you heard? Like memes, mashups are cool again.<p>2. Hilary Duff's "Sparks" (minus the Tinder commercial!) and Becky G's "Shower"<p>3. Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" and Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" (brb crying)<p>4. Taylor Swift (should be next single) "New Romantics" and Carly Rae Jepsen's (criminally …

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First person: I fell under a moving train in India

When I was run over by a train in Mumbai and thought I was about to die, my first thought was: “How could I do this to my mum?”<p>My second thought was about kebabs.<p>It’s funny how a near-death experience makes you realise what’s important.<p>It was March 2012 and I had come to India in search of a good …

Has This British Engineer Discovered the Secret to Infinite Clean Energy?

Attempts at perpetual motion machines date back half a millennia, but John Collins thinks he's found the secret.<p><i>John Collins' workshop, with a poster of Johann Bessler stuck up on the wall</i><p>Humans have been fascinated with perpetual motion machines since the Middles Ages. That’s because, in theory, a …

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Volkswagen Beetle GRC: 544 hp, 0–60 in 2.1 Seconds!

The hottest Volkswagen Beetle on sale today is the GSR, which gets 210 horsepower from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four. Cute, right? But when prepped for Global Rallycross duty, the Beetle ditches its love bug image for one that’s a bit more . . . blood-spitting fire ant. Or is it vein-collapsing …

The Bike Farm – farming for the future

The Bike Farm founders Cashion Smith and Eva Surls believe you can grow a better generation with healthy doses of mountain biking<p>For the June 2014 …

Mountain biking: a beginner's guide

Before your family mountain biking adventure you should be aware that, like any adrenaline sport, mountain biking (MTB) has spawned its own jargon. Avert your eyes if you're offended by what can happen when marketeers are let loose on sport.<p><b>Full sus</b><br>"Full suspension mountain bike" (so front and rear …