Reverse Engineering

The adage that you never forget how to ride a bike is being put to the test. This fun video put together by Smarter Every Day shows the mind-bending exercise of learning to ride a backwards steering bike and then re-learning how to ride a real bike.

In Other News

For Better or Worse for Wear

A married couple’s quarrel over running shoesThe New York Times

Putting on The Hits

The harsh reality of punching someoneSlate

(warning: crass language)

Choke Down

Edit: skiing the the famously narrow and steep Telluride couloirsVimeo

Rube Goldberg

Dominoes and Nerf balls played key roles in a cool New York high school science competitionNautilus


Longform: the heartbreaking legacy of the 9/11 “jumpers”Esquire

Cover shot: Mike Trout – USA Today Sports Images