Ultimate Frisbee was born in the spring of 1967 when a New Jersey teen named Joel Silver decided he was bored with traditional sports.
Normally, when an individual buys a lawn mower the motivation is strictly utilitarian. But for the small and growing group of motor sports enthusiasts that make up the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA), how well a lawn mower cuts grass is irrelevant.
There's an old axiom that says, “What looks good, isn't always good for you.” Although most people immediately associate this phrase with fatty foods, it's also worth remembering when evaluating potential employees.
For most Americans, miniature golf is nothing more than a leisure activity—one that conjures up images of gimmicky theme courses, golf balls in assorted colors, and of course, windmills. But for a dedicated few, miniature golf is a competitive sport, with its own pro tour, cash purses and corporate sponsors.
Stop reading if you're afraid of heights.
Graeme Obree broke the World Hour Record multiple times, yet he never achieved the fame and notoriety of his contemporaries. Ultimately, he was defeated by men with tape measures, and by his own obscurity.