The Curious Case of Shizo Kanakuri’s 1912 Olympic Marathon Run

When it comes to Olympic level track and field events, history tends to only remember those who ran the fastest, jumped the farthest and pushed themselves further than their peers. Shizo Kanakuri is an apparent exception to that rule because he’s fondly remembered for having the worst official time of any Olympic marathon runner in…

Japan’s 2020 Robot Olympics…

A doctor and an aid worker are the first Americans to contract Ebola, the deadly virus that’s popped up in four African countries since March. The disease has several strains, with mortality rates ranging from 50-90%. There is no cure or vaccine yet. You can get Ebola by coming in contact with an infected animal,…

The Most Dangerous Sports Only For Awesome People

Everyone has its own fear. But the greatest fear is nothing compared to the next 10 most extreme sports. – For the first we will go to Mexico. There in the midst of the impassable jungle, far from civilization is one of the deepest karst caves in the world. it’s depth is over 1200 feet….

How much is an Olympic Gold Medal worth? | Strangest Moments

Let’s start with a question you’ve been dying to ask. Just how much money do these athletes make? At the top end of Olympic sports, a relatively small number of big names earn substantial amounts in endorsement and appearance contracts. Out on his own is sprint champ Usain Bolt, who earns a small fortune per…

Winning Olympic Gold Wearing Different Sized Shoes Found in a Dumpster – The Amazing Jim Thorpe

When people make lists of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, they are populated with the usual suspects: Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams, Wayne Gretzky, Jim Brown, Pele… but there is one name that should always make the list even though many people, even the biggest sports fans, may not recognize…