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The Funniest Joke of the Year (at the Fringe)

Canadian comedian Stewart Francis won the top prize for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Do you want to hear the joke? “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.” Don’t get it? I didn’t, either. “Posh and Becks” sounds like a brand, like “Abercrombie and Fitch” but them someone said [...]

Why Do Olympians Wear That Colorful Tape?

Getty Images You may have first noticed the markings on the synchronized swimmers’ backs. Or cascading down a beach volleyball player’s chiseled abs. Birthmarks? Accessories? A bizarre form of intimidation? No, no, and no. The answer is Kinesio tape. And, yes, it’s all the rage in the sports world. So, what is this tricked-out injury treatment? It’s [...]

The 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

Less than a month to go before the opening of the London Olympics, and we are halfway through the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay that takes the Olympic Flame through all four countries of the United Kingdom. The route covers 8,000 miles and involves 8,000 relay runners. Photograph of the Olympic torch passing through Dunfermline, Scotland, by [...]

Mansion Owners Upset with Megamansion

Quick: how do you get hundreds of really rich people upset? Try building a megamansion near their own mansions (which would be reduced to mere 8,000 square foot hovels in comparison). In the curious world of rich people, apparently there’s nothing more annoying that knowing someone else has more money. Waaaay more money: In a neighborhood [...]

Costa Coffee Toast Marmite on a Canvas

Nathan Wyburn A Welsh artist has created a series of portrait of celebrities using jam and marmite with toast as canvas.Nathan Wyburn from Ebbw Vale created his tasty collection based on celebrities Britain’s would most like to have breakfast with.The unique works of art, which include X Factor host Cheryl Cole and football hero David [...]

Giant man swimming in grass

A gigantic, life-like statue of a man swimming through the pavement on the bank of the River Thames was unveiled.The fixture, near Tower Bridge, was commissioned by The Discovery Channel to advertise its newest reality show, London Ink, and will be unveiled by the show’s star, Louis Molloy.Mr Molloy is best known for being David [...]