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Secret to Bruce Lee Punch? His Brain

His famous one-inch jab is all about synchronization

(Newser) - Bruce Lee could famously pack a wallop from a short distance—as in one inch. But how on earth did he punch with such power in so short a span? Popular Mechanics breaks things down and discovers that while the physical components of the punch are indeed impressive, the real... More »

Boy, 8, Fights Off Female Attacker With Karate

Woman allegedly broke in, tried to smother boy

(Newser) - When an 8-year-old Maryland boy woke up to his father’s ex-girlfriend trying to attack him, he says he used karate to fight her off. Newsy reports: More »

10 Celebrities and Their Sometimes Weird Hobbies

David Arquette really likes ... to knit?

(Newser) - How to unwind after a tough day of attending awards ceremonies and movie premieres? Well, if you're Tom Cruise, by fencing. That's the sport Tom enjoys along with Will Smith and David Beckham, the Huffington Post notes in its list of 10 celebrity leisure activities:
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Olympic Board Backs Golf, Rugby for 2016

IOC execs reject baseball, softball; decision faces Oct. vote

(Newser) - Olympic leaders selected golf and rugby today for proposed inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, rejecting bids from baseball, softball, and three other sports. The IOC executive board narrowed the field to two from a list of seven, which also included squash, karate, and roller sports. The board will submit... More »

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