2000 Olympics gold medal winner, swimmer Antony Ervin decided to retire at 22. It didn’t go so well, as he begun abusing drugs. However, in 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal.
Some marathon runners elect to have their toenails permanently removed. Their level of running causes friction on the toes and results in toenails routinely becoming damaged and detached. To circumvent chronic nail wounds, some people just get rid of them entirely.
There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just spit it out: Moms are selling their extra breast milk to bodybuilders, who swear it helps their performance.
The idea is that breast milk is all-natural, unlike many powdered supplements and vitamins. It’s designed to help babies grow, so it’s packed full of calories and nutrients — aka exactly what bodybuilders are looking for.
Who knew bodybuilders and infants had so much in common?!
Many bodybuilders swear by the practice, and it does make some sense…in theory.
“I think the idea behind drinking breast milk for muscle growth is that it’s incredibly calorie and nutrient dense, and it has some additional healthy substances,” sports dietitian Brian St. Pierre told Men’s Health.
“Breast milk is designed to rapidly grow a human baby, so maybe people think a similar effect will happen to fully grown humans?”
If you’re a new mom with dollar signs in your eyes right now, hold your horses. There is no evidence that breast milk provides the same benefits for adults that it does for babies.
Also, it’s not the smartest idea from a consumer’s perspective. It’s no simple matter to safely obtain enough high-quality breast milk for a grown man! There’s not really any way to verify where it came from, whether it’s free of disease, and whether it came from a human with a healthy diet. Plus it can be very expensive.
Also, there are like a million other cheaper, safer, calorie-rich drink alternatives.
“This stuff probably just isn’t special, and it’s not worth the hassle, risk, or money,” Brian said.
The post So… Drinking Breast Milk is The Latest Trend in Bodybuilding appeared first on UberFacts.
Tony Hawk just can’t catch a break, can he? Who knows why, but Hawk just can’t get anyone to believe he’s really the man he says he is. We’ve previously documented how often the world-famous skateboarder doesn’t get recognized, and we’ve got a new example – it happened when Hawk was trying to rent a car.
At rental car agency, can’t find my name on the monitor to find my car, go inside & wait in line. Finally get to the front, agent sees me & says “you really are Tony Hawk”
Me: um, yes. I was looking for my name outside on the list
Him: “I deleted it because I thought it was fake”
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) April 14, 2019
Sorry Mr. Hawk, but it happened again. But since he’s such a nice guy, he didn’t call out the person or the rental car company by name.
It’s real. I purposely left out which rental company because I don’t want him to get fired.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) April 14, 2019
Just like the many times when he wasn’t recognized in public, people loved this story about Hawk’s misfortunes.
God I love these stories.
— Caroline Klapper (@cklapp2) April 14, 2019
Can you please publish a book of just these stories?
— Nate Igor Smith (@drivenbyboredom) April 14, 2019
And someone made this great collage on Hawk’s famous video game cover.
— Toa (@ToaofDeath2) April 14, 2019
Classic! All I can say is that I would recognize you, Mr. Hawk!
At least I think I would…
The post People Continue to NOT Recognize Tony Hawk, and It’s Hilarious appeared first on UberFacts.
From a young age, girls are sent the message that they have to either be girly-girls or tomboys. There’s no in between and there’s no overlapping.
Well, not anymore.
Heather Mitchell runs HMP Couture Imagery in Alabama, and she shoots portraits of young girls who want to do what they want to do. Her series is called “Because you can do it all”, and it has gone viral in a big way.
Mitchell said, “My youngest daughter is 8 and she is trying softball this year for the first time. We were at practice a few weeks ago and I was talking with the other moms. I was saying that I hoped Paislee learned to love the game because she was athletic. One of the moms told me that she was not athletic, that she was a girly-girl.”
She added, “I couldn’t sleep that night. All I could think was, ‘Why does she have to choose?’ I played every sport my school offered and wore lipstick to every game. So the next day we went to the studio and created her shot.”
After posting shots of her daughter Paislee on Facebook, the requests from other moms came flooding in.
Take a look at these young ladies.
Mitchell added a final comment. “My parent taught me that I could be anything I wanted growing up. I didn’t realize till I was much older that everyone is not that blessed.”
Great stuff! Remember girls – you can do it all!
The post This Mom is Changing the Game by Shooting Portraits of Girls in Sparkly Dresses and Sports Gear appeared first on UberFacts.
Conservative commentator Denise McAllister is no stranger to controversy, as evidenced by her recent feud with Meghan McCain. That’s a story for another day, though. Today, we’re here to examine something else she said recently that ended up giving her the wrong kind of viral fame.
McAllister took to Twitter to remind her fellow women how they should behave while their man is watching a big sporting event on TV. Prepare to roll your eyes in a MAJOR way.
Patience and timing, ladies…
Wow. Even as a man I think this is totally ridiculous, and I’m not alone.
Check out some of the reactions the tweet managed to get.
And even more people weighed in.
Apparently, McAllister later got into some hot water and was fired from her writing job at The Federalist for making homophobic comments as a result of the Twitter exchange above.
A maximum-security prison in Uganda has a soccer league (run and played by prisoners), with an annual soccer tournament. The tournament is taken very seriously; they have a uniforms, referees, cleats, and a 30-page constitution. The winning team gets prizes such as soap, sugar, and a goat.
Tony Hawk is a man of many talents. He’s easily one of the greatest skateboarders of all time, a video game tycoon (I literally grew up playing THPS, so good!), author, and businessman.
He’s a pretty famous guy whose name and image are pretty widely recognized… except when they’re not. For reference, here’s what he looks like:
But Hawk keeps running into people who have no idea that they’re dealing with the man himself. The skateboarding legend has taken to Twitter to share some of the funny stories of people not recognizing him in public.
And then there was this guy…
Bottom line, keep an eye out for Mr. Hawk. You never know where he’ll pop up…
The post People Keep NOT Recognizing Tony Hawk, and It’s Absolutely Hilarious appeared first on UberFacts.
Are you a fan of the Olympics? The long wait is almost over, because the Olympic games are coming back in 2020! The games, which will be held in Japan, are made even more special by a new sustainability initiative, thanks to which every single medal at the Tokyo Olympics will be made from recycled metal.
The plan has been in place since 2017, when organizers in Japan began collecting electronic waste for the project. People donated old smartphones, laptops, and other items. Businesses and industry organizations also contributed.
Now, Olympic organizers say they expect to reach their targets in March. As of November, they’d collected 47,488 tons of discarded electronic devices.
“It is estimated that the remaining amounts of metal required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals can be extracted from the devices already donated,” the organizers said in a statement.
In total, they’ll collect 30.3 kilograms of gold, 4100 kilograms of silver, and 2700 kilograms of bronze.
It’s a major move towards sustainability for the Olympics. In 2016, only 30% of the silver and bronze in medals came from recycled materials.
Later this year, Tokyo 2020 will release the official designs for the medals.
The post The Medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Will Made Entirely from Recycled Metal appeared first on UberFacts.
When the 1980 US hockey team was playing the USSR in a pre-Olympics exhibition, it was revealed during the game that a Soviet player had a gun under his jersey. The “player” was a KGB agent used to prevent players from defecting to the West.