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Sports from hell : [my search for the world's dumbest competition]

Author: Rick Reilly; Mike Chamberlain
Publisher: New York : Random House ; Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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"What is the stupidest sport in the world? Not content to pontificate from the sidelines, Rick Reilly set out on a global journey--with stops in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, England, and even a maximum security prison in Angola, Louisiana--to discover the answer to this question nobody else really saw the need to ask. From the brain-and-body-taxing sport of Chess Boxing, to the mind war that is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Miscellanea
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Reilly; Mike Chamberlain
ISBN: 9780307577962 : 0307577961
OCLC Number: 505259613
Notes: Books on Tape: 8380-CD.
Unabridged.
Subtitle from container.
Compact disc (DDD).
Performer(s): Read by Mike Chamberlain.
Description: 6 sound discs (6 hr., 52 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Rick Reilly.

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"What is the stupidest sport in the world? Not content to pontificate from the sidelines, Rick Reilly set out on a global journey--with stops in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, England, and even a maximum security prison in Angola, Louisiana--to discover the answer to this question nobody else really saw the need to ask. From the brain-and-body-taxing sport of Chess Boxing, to the mind war that is the Rock-Paper-Scissors Championship, to the underground world of illegal Jart Throwing, to way too much nudity, Reilly--in his valiant quest--subjected himself to both bodily danger and abject humiliation (or, in the case of Ferret Legging, both). These F-list sports offer their participants a chance to earn a few bucks and achieve the eternal glory that is winning--even when the victory in question might strike some as pointless, like the ability to sit in an oven-hot room for the longest time in the World Sauna Championships. These sports push the body--and human idiocy--to the outermost limits, but one thing is for sure: Sports from Hell is laugh-out-loud hilarious and will deliver plenty of unabashed fun"--Publisher's web site.

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