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).
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.
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.
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.