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Look, I'm not anti-volleyball. Despite what you may have heard. But I 'm not going to say that I watch volleyball clips on the reg. In fact, I almost never watch them. Sorry. Not even videos of people play Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball.

But I will watch this. 

These dudes are diving all over the place. Over barers and each other to make sure that stupid ball doesn't touch the ground, and it's forever changed the way I look at volleyball. Watch and be amazed. 

trending news 104 year old cyclist named greatest athlete
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Ever wonder how your Grandpa would compare with an Olympian at their own sport?



Well, some scientists did, and they set up an experiment with seniors doing the same activities as Olympians and then measured the difference between the Olympian's record and the centenarian's. Specifically, Usain Bolt, who ran the 100-metre in 9.58 seconds...



...with, say, Donald Pellman, a competitor in the 100 to 104 age-group, who did the same event in 26.99 seconds, which was only a 64.5 percent decrease in performance compared with Bolt.

The centenarian athlete who showed the lowest percent decrease in performance between an Olympian and himself was Robert Marchand, a Frenchman, who holds the world record for his age group in 1-hour track cycling. He cycled only 50.6 percent slower than Bradly Wiggin's record.



After 40, our performance decreases by about 10 to 15 percent per decade usually, so you'd better start running now if you want to catch these Grandpas.