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Flash 10/01

Geek sports get popular, the latest in funeral services and the comfort food craze

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This story appears in the October 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Revenge of the Nerds: Geeksports are soaring. Bowling is the third most popular sport in thecountry, says the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, whilemembership in local chess clubs rose 10 percent in 2001, accordingto the Illinois Chess Association. What's next, badminton?

Dying to be Different: Thelatest rage in funeral services is intensely personal-casketsdecorated with everything from hunting memorabilia to racingregalia, and services reflecting the deceased's interests,whether jazz is played or exotic dancers perform.

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