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Short Runner Disqualified for Using Stool to Climb over Hurdle

Sapolai Yao represented Papua New Guinea in the steeplechase event at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Since he’s 4′10″, the hurdles were a bit much for him. So Yao used a potted plant nearby as a step stool to climb up on top of one hurdle, and then jump down. He was disqualified as a [...]

Radiation prevents manned Mars mission

Radiation may prove to be the single biggest hurdle in putting a human on the planet Mars. Without the protective atmosphere and magnetic field of…