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See popular BMX bikes from the 70s and 80s
See popular BMX bikes from the ’70s & ’80s

BMX (bike moto-cross) started to get very popular around the end of the 1970s, and continued into the 1980s. The racing sport used bikes like these that had been reinforced to withstand bumps, dumps, and controlled turns.

The history of golf balls
Fore! The history of golf balls

What’s the history of golf balls? The first ones were made of leather of untanned bull’s hide – but golf balls have changed a lot over the years. Here’s a look!

Three men on horseback racing c1885
And they’re off! Look back at the history of the Kentucky Derby

How did the Kentucky Derby get started? Now, the famous Louisville horse race is the first part of the American Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, but when it started, people didn’t know how important and iconic the Derby would eventually become. Here’s a look back at its history.

What is Pickleball? (1976) - Paddles and ball
What is Pickleball? (1976)

What is Pickleball? Is it… (a) an hors d’ouevre on the sour side; (b) a Christmas tree ornament; (c) a delicatessen decoration; (d) none of the above. If you chose (d) give yourself a prize.

Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game (1962)

While today’s players make multi-million dollar salaries and play in front of upwards of 15,000 fans a night, Chamberlain’s record-setting performance took place in front of 4,124 fans at the arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania.