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  1. Seriously??? What sport has more member nations...

    Seriously??? What sport has more member nations in their International Federation than any other? It is volleyball with over 210. Its a huge sport. Also a tremendous sport to watch. Incredible...
  2. But you mentioned table tennis??? - not a team...

    But you mentioned table tennis??? - not a team sport by most definitions. (I know there is a team event at the Olympics but it was only put in to prevent China from winning more gold medals in...
  3. ???? Have you seen any results from...

    ????

    Have you seen any results from international diving lately???
  4. May be true for certain cancers, but definitely...

    May be true for certain cancers, but definitely not all. Gliobastoma, esophageal, ovarian, pancreatic are still killers.
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    Another good one from @TerribleMaps -...

    Another good one from @TerribleMaps - https://twitter.com/TerribleMaps/status/1161215929386242048 - Did you know that there only 3 states in the USA in which you can own a kangaroo without a permit?
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    You can follow @TerribleMaps on twitter. This one...

    You can follow @TerribleMaps on twitter. This one is pretty funny - https://twitter.com/TerribleMaps/status/1164318581980651520?s=20 although E Garry might not appreciate it.
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    Well, you said it was the capital so that makes...

    Well, you said it was the capital so that makes it Bern, I guess, although I think Switzerland has a double capital or something like that. Maybe Zurich then.
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    Must be Lee Calhoun - won a gold medal at Rome -...

    Must be Lee Calhoun - won a gold medal at Rome - mentioned above that he tied Lauer's record. I think his best mark was 13.2
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    Looks like they've taken that line out

    Looks like they've taken that line out
  10. I love the line about Gastone Nencini, considered...

    I love the line about Gastone Nencini, considered perhaps the greatest descender ever - won the 1960 Tour and 1957 Giro. It was said of him: "The only reason to follow Nencini downhill would be if...
  11. Disagree, Jazzy. I think it takes incredible bike...

    Disagree, Jazzy. I think it takes incredible bike handling skills and amazing leg power. I know when I'm descending some of the mountains here in New Hampshire, and probably going 45-50 mph, its...
  12. But the whole point is maximum speed for the...

    But the whole point is maximum speed for the 1-mile course. You can't start on that bike with the gearing it has, from a standing start. Hell I probably can't turnover a 54x11, much less a 200x11
  13. No, I'm sure they now use disc brakes. Disc...

    No, I'm sure they now use disc brakes. Disc brakes came onto racing bicycles about 10-12 years ago and are much better at stopping. I recently bought a new bike but opted not to get disc brakes for a...
  14. For those wondering about Mile-a-Minute Murphy he...

    For those wondering about Mile-a-Minute Murphy he was the first cyclist to better 60 mph on a bike. He did it in 1899 riding behind a train on a special course with planks laid between the railroad...
  15. The 1995 record by the Dutch guy (Fred...

    The 1995 record by the Dutch guy (Fred Rompelberg) broke the record of John Howard. Howard is a cycling legend for numerous feats. He was a three-time US Olympian in road racings. He was a gold...
  16. Read the article Conor Dary referenced for a good...

    Read the article Conor Dary referenced for a good description of the bikes - https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear...breaking-bike/
  17. Yes, they draft a specially adapted car. It has a...

    Yes, they draft a specially adapted car. It has a hood set up in the back of the car and the rider basically rides the bike in that hood for maximum protection from wind resistance.

    The bike is...
  18. Here's a picture of the bike ridden by the Dutch...

    Here's a picture of the bike ridden by the Dutch guy back in 1995. Note the double set of big rings.
  19. No. She doesn't have to pedal super fast because...

    No. She doesn't have to pedal super fast because these land speeds have a dual set of big rings, unlike a regular bike with a single big ring. So a Tour de France rider may ride a big gear of 54 x...
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    And of course, he made the 1956 Olympic team in...

    And of course, he made the 1956 Olympic team in the long jump as well (3rd at the trials), but withdrew from that event as he was injured in Melbourne.
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    Rafer also played basketball at UCLA under John...

    Rafer also played basketball at UCLA under John Wooden.
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    Was there a girl in that flatbed Ford?

    Was there a girl in that flatbed Ford?
  23. Well, you could have had the Duke University...

    Well, you could have had the Duke University Marching Band, which loves to go by its acronym of DUMB
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    I agree that 1967 was the greatest year ever for...

    I agree that 1967 was the greatest year ever for pop music
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    Having just visited West Point a few weeks ago,...

    Having just visited West Point a few weeks ago, hard to beat that. Have never seen USAFA although I've been to Colorado Springs several times.
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