Basketball is America's #1 sport. Taller athletes literally get the upper hand in the game, that's why there are so many tall NBA players, and so few short ones. The tallest athlete in NBA history was Romanian-born Gheorghe Muresan who played for the Maryland Nighthawks. Muresan's height is 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m), and his weight was 315 lb (143 kg) during his professional career (he gained a few pounds since he retired in 2006).
The tall guy on today's photo is Sudanese-born NBA player Manute Bol, who holds the second place on the list of NBA tallest athletes. Bol's height was also 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m), but he was just slightly shorter than Muresan who got into the Guinness Book of World Records.
In comparison, the shortest athlete in NBA history, Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues - the short guy on today's photo - is just 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) - he is 4 inches shorter than Tom Cruise. So, in principle, Tom Cruise could become a professional NBA player, had he not chosen to become an actor.
Photoshop this photo of basketball players any way you wish.
Soccer is getting more popular around the world these days. Practically everyone we know watched 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil two months ago. With the rising soccer popularity comes the bigger TV audience, higher game ticket sales, and the popular soccer teams and players are making way more than just 2-3 years ago. Top soccer coaches are often paid more than their colleagues in hockey or basketball. Even Russia (whose team is ranked just the 13th in the world) signed Italian coach Fabio Capello (who is not even in the list of top world coaches) for $85 million to be paid over the next 5 years. In comparison, Spanish club Real Madrid signed footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for $150 million a year.
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This Saturday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this image of the Rugby players any way you wish. (Image credit: PierreSelim). Some examples are - rearrange the Rugby players so they perform some acrobatic stunts, make them play with unusual objects, use the image in sports posters. These are just some ideas.
Rugby is a style of football played in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Besides differences in the rules between rugby and football, rugby players do not use any protective wear like American football players do. Non-professional rugby matches are often played on weekends in England, followed by a big meal with sausages, beans, and beer.
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This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source photos. The didgeridoo comes from Australia, where aboriginals developed it 1500 years ago and used it as their main musical instrument for dancing, and in tribal war attacks to encourage their warriors (much like the African vuvuzela). These days the didgeridoo is mainly used by self-taught street players to make a quick buck, and by protesters - In 2011 Occupy Wall Street had several "self-taught" didgeridoo protesters that were finally removed by the police for causing too much noise.
Photoshop this photo of Didgeridoo street player (image credit Tomer_T) any way you wish.