The world is waiting with bated breath for the follow-up to last year’s hit Gangnam Style. But with Psy’s latest single set to be released this week, the K-Pop star is starting to feel the pressure
Olympians sometimes pretend to bite their medals while posing for pictures, Olympics expert David Wallechinsky says that photographers actually request the pose.A possible reason for the beginnings of this trend is emulating the biting of coins that handlers used to do, as to verify the authenticity. Gold medals for the 2012 Olympics contain only 1.34% gold or about 6 grams. The […]
France beat the United States in the men’s 4×100-meter swimming relay on Sunday, with Michael Phelps and the United States taking a silver medal. The medal is the 17th for Phelps, and puts him one behind Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast who earned nine golds, five silvers and four bronzes between 1956 […]
A London cabbie turns his taxi into a hotel-for-one during the Olympic Games. CNN’s Rosie Tomkins checks it out. Take the scarcity and expense of hotel accommodations in London this mix that with the missing revenue of London Cabbies (due to the restricted Olympic Lanes) and you would get something like a taxi-bed. One driver seen an opportunity while he […]
Is there a dress code for the medal stand at the Olympics? American swimmer Ryan Lochte wanted to wear his custom red, white and blue grill, which represents his country, on the medal stand after winning the 400 IM. But some IOC official informed him that wearing his bling would result in failure to […]
As to be expected, with an international gathering of this size, just hours before the opening ceremonies London was dealing with protesters. Taxi Drivers Protest Traffic Sanctions Imposed During the Games…. Cab drivers argue the traffic lanes — which are restricted to Olympic officials and athletes — should also be available to taxis. […]
The first world records of the London 2012 Olympics have been set by a blind South Korean archer hours before Friday’s much-anticipated opening ceremony was due to begin. Im Dong Hyun is legally classified as blind and cannot see out of his right eye, but it did not stop the two-time gold medalist bettering his […]
It’s quite remarkable, in hindsight, to think no one predicted the outcome of this stunt. As the Olympic torch splashed through the canoe slalom venue in Hertfordshire today on board a raft as part of its journey around the country, spraying water splashed out the famed Eternal Flame. Day 50 did not go smoothly for […]
Downplaying the old IQ numbers racket Though Actress Judy Holliday specialized in playing dumb blondes, legend has it that she possessed a towering 172 IQ. Spiro Agnew says his is 135, which puts him well into the ranks of the intellectually superior.
While devastating for severely afflicted children and their families, autism has long been assumed to be relatively uncommon, appearing in perhaps 1% of all kids. But that figure was a rough estimate at best, based largely on the population of children who have already received a diagnosis of the disorder.