8 Surprising Facts About the Olympics

Learn the scientific reason behind the success of Olympic athletes.

8 Surprising Facts About the Olympics

By Toni Gasparis

Do you know why Olympic athletes eat 8,000 calories a day? Do you know the gene that could determine an athlete's ability? Find out these facts and more about the Olympics, here.


Muscular arms help runners more than their legs.

While muscular legs may be thought of as the key to being the best runner, strong arms may be equally as important. Strong arms help balance out the force of the running legs which helps keep a runner steady during his or her event.

You've heard of red wine and white wine but have you ever heard of blue wine? This blue version of wine is given a taste test to see how it compares to the classics.