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The Best and Worst Countries to be a Returning Athlete

Now that the Games are over and the athletes have gone home, what was waiting for them? In some nations, Olympic athletes are heroes, win or lose, while other nations could care less, at least officially. Either way, Mom will be happy to see you. Especially in Trinidad and Tobago. The tiny island nation is happy [...]

U.S. Olympic Team Tribute To Muhammad Ali

(YouTube link) This video tribute to 1960 gold medalist Muhammad Ali was played at Team USA’s 2012 Benefit Gala held the night before the Olympics opened. Although there is some audio manipulation, it highlights how downright lyrical his boasts always were. Produced by Steve Porter. -via The Daily What

A Brief History of Garden Gnomes

Note: This article was originally published in May 2009. We’re currently switching to a new hosting provider, and it’s a messy process. So while we wait for the “OK, you can start posting again” note from the server migration people, we’ll be putting up a few stories you may have missed the first time around. At [...]