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Skateboarding Isn't Just a Sport—It's a Science
Learn how basic concepts like gravity, friction, and force help your favorite pro skaters accomplish their feats.... READ ON
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BMW Designed a More Aerodynamic Wheelchair for the Paralympics
They're custom-made to fit each team member's body.... READ ON
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This Football Helmet of the Future Is Designed to Crumple
The design of the Zero1 was inspired by the crumple zones and bumpers used in automotive engineering.... READ ON
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The Benefits of Grunting During Tennis
There are advantages to letting out a belly groan with every shot.... READ ON
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11 of the Most Dominant Seasons in Sports History
Here’s a look at some of the most dominant statistical seasons in various sports at the pro and college levels.... READ ON
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5 Sentences We Didn’t Expect to Read About Andy Murray
Mental_floss co-founder Mangesh Hattikudur is at the US Open today. Between matches, he'll be serving up some tennis history and random knowledge.... READ ON
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11 Stats That Don't Show Up in the Box Score
These unofficial stats may not be as illuminating, but they're certainly more fun.... READ ON
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How Martina Navratilova Became the Smartest Player in the Game
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5 Stats That Might Mean Less Than You Think
We're living in the golden age of statistics for sports geeks.... READ ON
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How Math and Lasers Can Make You a Better Golfer
A few years ago, number crunchers and stat geeks infiltrated the MLB front offices and changed the way America’s pastime is played. Now they’re doing it to Scotland’s.... READ ON

In present day politics, a sex scandal can destroy a career. However, when Grover Cleveland ran for President, it was rumored that he fathered an illegitimate child. He took responsibility and the American public elected him to the White House anyway.

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