Adam Ruins Sports

Aug 16 2016

Is there a real difference between winning and losing? Why do athletes sometimes bite their medals? Why are sports so popular anyway? Go for the gold in knowledge with the facts behind the Adam Ruins Everything "Adam Ruins Sports" marathon that aired on truTV on August 16.


"[Whether] you win OR lose, your brain still shoots off a dose of dopamine, the 'feel good' chemical."

Bell, Vaughn. "The unsexy truth about dopamine." The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 3 Feb 2013. Web.

"People think gold medals are incredibly valuable, but...they're mostly a silver copper alloy."

 McAfee, Melonyce. "Why Olympians bite their medals." CNN. Turner Broadcast Network (TimeWarner). 10 Aug 2012. Web.

"[Competitive sports like little leagues] were originally organized just to keep poor kids busy and off the streets."

 Friedman, Hilary Levey. "When Did Competitive Sports Take Over American Childhood?" The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company. 20 Sep 2013. Web.

"[The radio broadcast of WAR OF THE WORLDS caused panic?] That was just a story spread by newspapers to make radio look bad.

Memmott, Mark. "75 Years Ago, 'War Of The Worlds' Started A Panic. Or Did It?" The Two-Way. National Public Radio, Inc. Washington D.C. 20 Oct 2013. Web. Transcript.