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The World RPS Society defines the game as “a decision making game of wits, speed, dexterity and strategy between players who are unable to reach a decision using other means”. The key word here is strategy.

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How did Snowboard Steve go from kick flips to being the snow equivalent of a lawn ornament? Well, it all begins with friction.

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Did you know that Arm Wrestling is actually an organized sport? Like many other sports, Physics plays in a big role in determining the winner.

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The ‘windmill’ and ‘headspin’ are not only some of the most impressive moves in Breakdancing, but also great demonstration of Physics in action.

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In the world of Ultimate, a non-contact Frisbee game combines the best aspects of soccer, basketball and football. Players need to be fast and strong… they also have to have a basic, working knowledge of physics.

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Did you ever wonder why on earth golf balls are designed with dimples? Still don’t have the answer? Take it in stride; golfers needed nearly four hundred years to figure that one out.

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The latest oddity to capture Canada's attention, hailing from Finland, is the Mobile Phone Throwing Contest. This competition started in 2000 in Finland and has been running annually ever since.

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Ever wonder what those black streaks under the eyes of athletes are for? Among athletes, it is more commonly referred to as "eye black" and was originally used to reduce glare, but how does it work?

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From the non-toxic food-grade ingredients of the paint balls to the compressed gas for the gun, Paintball is a sport bassed on science.

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Because it can take as little as 0.3sec for a volleyball to go from one player to an opponent, volleyball is all about anticipation. Whether you know it or not, your brain uses a lot of physics to anticipate the location, speed and trajectory of the ball.

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