It's True! Sport Stinks (Its True) (It's True!) by Justin Kemp; Damian Farrow

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Everything has to work like clockwork. And if it doesn’t, it has to be able to be fixed in seconds by the pit crew during the race. RACING CAR VS. FAMILY CAR Formula Starting: Stopping: How far Zero to 200 kph on a tank 100 kph to zero of petrol? 3 seconds 55 metres 80 kilometres One car Average family How much? Up to $500 million a year 10 seconds almost around 600 Around $30 000 300 metres kilometres to buy car 44 DRIVING YOU UP THE WALL Formula One cars have almost as much in common with planes as they do with the average family car – they even have wings!

The genius who invented the wheel probably lived around 6000 years ago. But, sadly for Pheidippides, it took another 5800 or so years before someone thought to put one wheel in front of another. The world’s first bicycle was invented by a German called Karl von Drais in 1817. ), and was called the Swiftwalker. Why not the Swiftpedaller? Because it had no pedals. To make it roll, you pushed the ground with your feet. To make it stop, you also used your feet – hard! 37 EVOLUTION OF THE BICYCLE 1817 The world’s first bicycle, the Swiftwalker, is invented in Germany.

Lots and lots of training makes our bodies more efficient at delivering oxygen to our muscles. But some athletes use illegal methods to boost the amount of oxygen reaching their muscles. This is called blood doping. BLOODY CHEATS! If you have more blood in your body, you also have more red blood cells swimming around. Some long-distance athletes actually add ‘extra’ blood to their own bodies. This is called blood boosting.

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