Foul Ball: The Biggest Controversies in Sports

Sports can be an emotional rollercoaster. Championship rings, in-game heroics, acts of superhuman athleticism — it’s the hope of these monumental achievements that keeps us tuning in every chance that we get. And as much as we’d like to claim that we enjoy sports for their own sake, that isn’t always the case.

Eating Fast: The Most Famous Eating Competitions

Over the past several years, competitive eating competitions have gone from something held only at county fairs to being broadcast nationally on ESPN. In the world of competitive eating, it isn’t just about being the biggest. People like Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi have shown that it takes time and practice to confidently gobble down an extraordinary amount of food in a short amount of time.

Gotta Collect ‘Em All: The Most Expensive Video Games

There are some collectors that scour eBay, auctions, and game shops for old and rare videogames cartridges (often called “carts”) that they can add to their collection. These collectors are the ones that are responsible for cataloguing video game history, and actively saving it from the hands of people who don’t appreciate the value of their possessions.

The Smartest: The Highest IQs in History

The intelligence quotient or I.Q. score is a numerical result compiled from a number of tests designed to measure logic and reasoning abilities relative to the average performance in one’s chronological age group. The average IQ is 100, but since the test originated in 1916, many people have scored far beyond the average earning themselves the title of “genius.”

The Weirdest Beauty Pageants

There are tons of pageants around the world that don’t get as much coverage, but try and accomplish some good instead of focusing on the competition. Many organizations use pageants to raise the profile of their issue or just to promote their brand. Check out some of the world’s most unusual pageants below.