17. IMPLEMENT A GAME PLAN

Everyone knows how to ride a bike. Right? But how about a bike that’s backward? How well do you think you could ride a bike that turns right when you steer to the left and turns left when you steer to the right? As a bit of a prank, a group of welders rigged up such a bike and then challenged their engineer colleague, Destin Sandlin, to ride it.

Destin is the wide-eyed, enthusiastic creator of educational discovery videos on a YouTube channel called Smarter Every Day. The video he produced about his adventure trying to ride this bike went viral and is Smarter Every Day’s most popular video, with over 20 million views to date.

But back to the bike. How hard could it be? Seriously.

As it turns out, very.

No one has ever ...

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