Introducing the most powerful Lamborghini ever: the Veneno LP740-4 (pics from all sides) We have known for quite some time now that Lamborghini was planning to introduce a production model that would be the most powerful supercar that they have ever sold to help celebrate the company’s 50th birthday but thanks to information leaked on the internet last night, we know that this historic car is the Lamborghini Veneno LP740-4. Details are limited on the Veneno but thanks to the bit of information included in the early leaked magazine image – we know the details that matter most to both buyers and dreamers. As expected, the Lamborghini Veneno LP740-4 is powered by the same 6.5L V12 that is found in the current Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 but as the name would denote (for those familiar with Lamborghini naming schemes), the Veneno offers a touch more power. The Veneno’s V12 funnels 740 horsepower to all four wheels via a 7-speed automated manual transmission and a high performance all wheel drive system. Special thanks to Max for the email of images this morning!
Debunking the 3 Biggest Exercise Myths Loss of More than 2 Percent of Your Body Weight During Exercise Degrades Performance This debate, popular among exercise gurus and professional trainers, centers on how much water weight an athlete can lose without sacrificing performance. Lab tests have suggested that a body-weight loss of more than 2 percent impairs athletic performance.
The Mechanics of the Pull-Up (and Why Women Can Absolutely Do Them) As a former rock climbing instructor, I have seen many contorted struggles to raise a chin over a bar. The pull-up for many is a sort of “test piece” of fitness—an indicator of athletic prowess—that is a cornerstone of a good workout (or a good showing-off). Most either never try a pull-up after they leave high school gym class, or fail, but many succeed, especially women.
Long-distance running and evolution: Why humans can outrun horses but can’t jump higher than cats By Chris McGrath/Getty Images. At first glance the annual Man vs. Horse Marathon, set for June 9 in Wales, seems like a joke sport brought to us by the same brilliant minds behind dwarf tossing and gravy wrestling. It was, after all, the product of a pints-fueled debate in a Welsh pub, and for years its official starter was rock musician Screaming Lord Sutch, founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party. But the jokiness is misleading: When viewed through science’s clarifying lens, the funny marathon is one of the few sports that isn’t a joke.
Let's Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music “I dare them to find the iPod on me,” Richie Sais told the New York Times in 2007, when he was preparing to run the Marine Corps Marathon. USA Track & Field, the national governing body for distance racing, had just decided to ban athletes from using portable music players in order "to ensure safety and to prevent runners from having a competitive edge." Rais resolved to hide his iPod shuffle under his shirt.
Daredevil dies in rope swing stunt popularized by YouTube SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 22-year-old Utah man was killed trying to swing through the opening of a 110-foot-tall sandstone arch in a stunt made so popular on YouTube that state authorities recently banned the daredevil activity by commercial outfitters. Kyle Lee Stocking, of West Jordan, left too much slack in the rope he was using, and it sent him crashing into the sandstone base of Corona Arch near Moab, Grand County sheriff's officials said. He died Sunday afternoon. Viral videos have bolstered the activity, which involves swinging wildly from ropes through arch and canyon openings. One video titled "World's Largest Rope Swing" has racked up more than 17 million views on YouTube since it was posted in February. "Pendulum" swinging is a relatively new form of recreation in Utah's canyon lands, which see plenty of injuries and deaths from rock climbing and BASE jumping, which involves leaping from a fixed object with a parachute.
Everest Maxed Out An hour above high camp on the Southeast Ridge of Everest, Panuru Sherpa and I passed the first body. The dead climber was on his side, as if napping in the snow, his head half covered by the hood of his parka, goose down blowing from holes torn in his insulated pants. Ten minutes later we stepped around another body, her torso shrouded in a Canadian flag, an abandoned oxygen bottle holding down the flapping fabric. Barefoot running injury concern 16 May 2013Last updated at 02:20 ET By Helen Briggs BBC News Bare foot running - good or bad? The trend for barefoot running could lead to injuries in some runners, a small study suggests.
Everest crowds: The world's highest traffic jam 28 May 2013 Last updated at 05:35 ET By Jon Kelly BBC News Magazine A "traffic jam" of climbers en route to the summit Six decades after it was conquered, mountaineers complain that the summit of Mount Everest has become virtually gridlocked with climbers. How did the world's highest mountain become so congested? In May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stood alone together at the very top of the world. Nowadays, the same spot is rather less desolate.
Secret of Usain Bolt's speed unveiled 26 July 2013Last updated at 09:52 ET By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News Bolt's 2012 Olympic record of 9.63 seconds in the 100m final was not his fastest 100m sprint Scientists say they can explain Usain Bolt's extraordinary speed with a mathematical model.