Aug 07 2012

Mars Rover Finds...

What do you think the Mars Rover Curiosity will find? Maybe this...

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Aug 07 2012

4th Place Olympic Medals

Would you want one?

In an effort to recognize those who just missed winning a medal, one English man decided to have some made, inscribed and sent to athletes who placed fourth in their events.

David Mitchell -- not to be confused with the award-winning author -- who for more than 40 years has run a bookstore in Derbyshire, spent his own money on what he hopes is viewed as a sincere act of kindness and appreciation.

"There has been an increase in competitiveness and higher standards need to be taken into account," Mitchell told the BBC.

British divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield, who came in fourth in the men's synchronized 10-meter platform diving event, were the first recipients of Mitchell's medals, but he said he's not just focusing on British athletes.

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Aug 07 2012

So, What's Up Your Nose?

Lego piece stuck in boy’s nose for three years. Imperfect Parent 

So THAT’S why he was breathing funny.

A wheel shaped Lego piece was found inside 6-year-old Isaak Lasson’s nose last week, after he was taken to see a new doctor after having difficulty with his breathing — in particular, with eating and sleeping — since he was 3-years-old. Previous doctors suspected an infection and had prescribed antibiotics, which did not help.

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Aug 07 2012

Usain Stops Interview

While respecting an opposing country’s national anthem is something you would expect any Olympic athlete to do, we know that is not always the case. Following one of his recent preliminary race’s in London, Usain Bolt was in the middle of an interview when the US National Anthem began playing as Sanya Richards-Ross was being presented with her gold medal. Bolt instantly stopped the interview — which was being aired live — to acknowledge the presentation and show respect for a fellow athlete.

For those of you who are thinking “what’s the big deal,” there are plenty of athletes who would just continue their interview without thinking twice about it. That doesn’t mean they would be disrespecting a fellow competitor or country intentionally, but the fact that Bolt didn’t think twice about it says a lot about his character. He may be cocky and even a bit clumsy at times, but Usain deserves credit for the classy gesture.

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