Category Archives: Sports


Behold: the deeply satisfying, slightly alarming ’sport’ of tethered hydroplane racing where motorised hydroplanes are tethered to a central point in ponds then released, whipping round at speeds up to 217km/h (135mph).

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A 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution – one of only 24 such Quattro-killers made and an ultra-rare piece of rally car history.

Yours for between €200,000 and €270,000.

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A ‘global’ heatmap by athletics-app creator Strava that shows humanity’s collective activity via 27 billion miles of logged data representing 200,000 cumulative years of swimming, running, cycling, and winter activities.

Explore it here.

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Filmmaker and paraglider Jean-Baptiste Chandelier takes to the sky at Sao Miguel and Corvo in the Azores, Briançon and Serre Chevalier in France, Canoa Quebrada in Brazil and Clifton in South Africa.

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Archer Lars Anderson demonstrates the dark art of ‘uncentering’ an arrow on release to bend its flight.

Achieved by a combination of air resistance and a deliberately offset shooting technique, the trick can send arrows around corners, over obstacles and even – with a sufficient headwind – right back to the archer.

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A basketball court in Aalst, Belgium painted by artist Katrien Vanderlinden, inspired by  the children’s mathematical reasoning game, Logical Blocks.

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6 minutes, 47.3 seconds on Germany’s legendary and notoriously challenging 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife – a new record lap time set this week by a preternaturally calm Lars Kern in the Porsche 911 GTS RS.

Sound up, full screen, lights off, imaginary steering wheel.

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