Among other exotic revelations in this ESPN list of top-paid athletes, Phil Taylor has become a very wealthy man by throwing metal spikes at cork boards. Taylor, who took up darts at a local pub called the Crafty Cockney, earned $1,044,000 in prize money in 2010. I'm sure he's very serious about it now. How could he not be with that kind of money at stake? But don't go telling me a man nicknamed The Power doesn't throw down a pint or two on the regular. God bless Phil Taylor. He has figured it out.

More fun with numbers: jockey Ramon A. Dominguez made $17,411,880 in 2010, which is better than Peyton Manning (not including endorsements). And women made more than men in distance running, skiing, and triathlon.

Best-paid athletes in 30 sports [ESPN]