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Kite Boarders Unite in Pursuit of a True World Champion

By Mack Dreyfuss On July - 22 - 2009
Athletes who strap modified surfboards to gigantic kites and harness the wind in order to skim lake and ocean surfaces are known as “kiteboarders.” August 4-8, 2009, is when the first true World Championship for kiteboarders is scheduled to occur at St. Francis Yacht Club of San Francisco in California.  Until now, two kiteboarding organizations from different regions of the globe have claimed to crown the world's best kiteboarder. In pursuit of a truly global champion, the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) petitioned the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to approve a petition to combine the Kiteboard Pro World Tour (KPWT) and Professional ...

The Power of Ping Pong Can Put Your Head Through Drywall

By Mack Dreyfuss On July - 12 - 2009
A grass seed salesman I know went head to head with the power of ping pong and lived to tell about it. Table tennis has been known by a variety of names including gossima, flim-flam, and ping pong. Experts believe that the game was created in England during the late 1800's. Early versions of the game used balls made of cork on table tops.  The International Table Tennis Federation was formed in 1926. It soon became a favorite in many nations and led to the dominance of the game by nations like Japan and China.  Ping pong was the reason for the first ...

Elephants Take the Cake at Eating Competition

By Mack Dreyfuss On July - 4 - 2009
America stands on a new frontier. July 3, 2009, marks the date of the first known cross-species eating competition. The showdown occurred at the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Coney Island Boom-A-Ring in Coney Island, New York. Three Asian elephants conquered three humans from the Major League Eaters organization by eating 505 hot dog buns in six minutes. The humans only ate 143. Minnie, Bunny, and Susie weighed in at over nine tons while the humans only brought approximately 600 pounds to the table. Human competitors were listed as Juliet Lee, Gravy Brown, and Eric “Badlands” Booker. On the heels of this ...

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