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The Great Bicycle Hoist: No More Lugging Up the Stairs!

We are not clear whether this DIY invention is ingenious or simply obvious. Spending $50 on plumbing pipe equipment, and diligently documenting this invention for posterity strikes me as unusual. However, it is undeniably a useful product. After all, who enjoys carrrying a bicycle up several flights of stairs?

News: Condom + Yarn = African Soccer

African children have been fashioning soccer balls from condoms since condoms became widely distributed by large health education campaigns promoting AIDS awareness. But it is the anticipation of the hype related to the 2010 South African World Cup that inspired this elegant short to be produced.

News: Are North Korean World Cup Fans Really Chinese Actors?

World Cup World asks: "How'd North Korean fans get to the game?" Fair and valid question. It's seeming IMPOSSIBLE for any North Korean citizen to get a visa to leave the communist regime (not that they could afford it, anyway) to attend this past week's game. After much initial speculation on whether these fans were the real deal, the mystery has been resolved by multiple news sources.

The Whole World is Watching: Faces of the World Cup

Possibly the greatest thing about the World Cup? Nearly the entire world has joined together to watch. Opposing teams, sure. But there's something amazing about the simultaneous excitement across the globe. The World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. An estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany!

News: 8-Year-Old Rally Kid Could Kick Your Ass in a Race

At eight years old, Kalle Rovanperä is only half the US driving age, yet I'm willing to bet he can handle a car waaaay better than you. Kalle is the son of famous Finnish rally driver Harri Rovanperä, who raced from 1993-2006 and completed 111 rallies during his career. A little training from Pop... and check it out, this kid is insane.

News: Vince Carter Steals Guinness World Record from Dwight Howard

Orlando Magic teammates (and basketball superstars) Dwight Howard and Vince Carter have a little competition going: who can make the longest seated shot. Earlier this year, Dwight set a new Guinness World Record when he nailed a seated shot from 50 feet out at the All-Star Game. Watch below as Vince beats him - big time. Previously, Mississippi Bullet Monta Ellis' Back Shoulder Circus Shot.

News: Olympic Training with Silver Medalist Apolo Anton Ohno

Olympian speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno won a silver medal this past weekend, his sixth medal in the past eight years. This recent accomplishment now ties him with Bonnie Blair as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history. How does such an incredible athlete keep up to par, year after year? Watch as Time Magazine reveals the HowTo behind Ohno's grueling Olympic training routine.

News: Travis Pastrana Flies Cars

Our Thrillbilly-Tricycle-Flip hero is back, and never fails to astound. Travis Pastrana is both an X-Games gold medalist and star of MTV show Nitro Circus. The daredevil kicks ass at supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, base jumping and rally racing.

News: Jaw Dropping Trampoline Skills

Cirque Du Soleil look no further, Adam Menzies is your next act. This guy's trampoline skills are insane. My favorite part starts at 0:24. Speechless. Oh yeah. Almost forgot. Here Adam jumps up to the ceiling and does the splits. Previously, Cirque Du Soleil Trampoline Ninjas.

News: DIY Contortionist-Cycle

Finally, a well designed solution to studio-style living. The Contortionist bicycle. London-native Dominic Hargreaves, unhappy with the available options, designed this folding bike himself (true DIY spirit).

News: Put Your Legs In Front Of Your Head

Whoa, these bygone era triplets are seriously flexible. "The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross (whose real names were Vicki, Dixie and Betsy Ross). Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm. The sole remaining known film clip shows them performing "Solid Potato Salad", which features the sisters' amazing contortionism."

News: Play shoe golf!

Shoe Golf is like frisbee golf, but without the frisbee. Just an empty street and your shoes. Our affable host breaks down every part of this brand new game, from scoring to penalties in front of the one of the most beautiful backdrops we've seen. Play shoe golf.