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Bacon Jam Recipe

Sometimes we cannot sit idly by and wait for the world to package up and offer us yet another bacon-related product. People, sometimes it is up to us, the interweb nation, to get up from our WoW marathon, hit the kitchen and get makin’ with the bacon…jam. According to the article, bacon jam is “akin [...]

Scenes From the 1908 London Olympic Marathon

In honor of today’s Olympic marathon, here’s a look back at the origin of the race, plus an explanation of the whole “.2″ business. Olympic Marathon, 1908 London Games/Getty Images In 490 BC, a soldier named Pheidippides supposedly ran from the battlefield at Marathon to the city of Athens to alert the troops of a Greek victory. [...]

11 of the Craziest Events in Olympic History

Olympic history books are filled with stories of amazing individual performances and team achievements. But from poorly conceived competitions to spectators attacking the judges, a lot of crazy stuff has happened along the way. 1. Killing Animals Causes Horror, Fainting Live Pigeon Shooting, 1900 Paris Olympics Live Pigeon Shooting was the only time in Olympic history when [...]

Paralyzed Woman Completed London Marathon in a Bionic Suit

Sixteen days after the London Marathon began, 32-year-old Claire Thomas completed the race. Before you think that’s awfully slow, be assured that it’s quite a remarkable achievement: See, Claire is paralyzed form the chest down [...]

From Cheddar Cheese to Lyme Disease: 26 Things Named After Places

You know the names. You might not know where they came from. Cheddar image via Shutterstock 1. Cheddar Cheese This ubiquitous cheese gets its name from the town of Cheddar in southwest England. Unlike other cheeses named for their town of origin, like Gorgonzola and Parmesan, Cheddar is not covered by a Protected Designation of Origin, which means [...]

Marathon in Antarctica

The marathon is brutal enough as it is normally conducted. Remember that Pheidippides, the first marathon runner, died at the end. Now imagine completing one in sub-zero temperatures through the snow. That’s what thirty-six runners did at the Union Glacier Antarctic base camp. The winner, Clément Thévenet, finished the race in three hours and forty-seven [...]

Cartoonist Illustrates Marathon While Running It

As if a marathon isn’t brutal enough, New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann decided to occasionally draw cartoons on the way and then tweet them. Here’s one from 16.3 miles. People of all professions should try running a marathon this way. I’ll need a very lightweight, compact reference desk. Link -via The Agitator | Artist’s Website Previously [...]

Dozer The Goldendoodle Joins Maryland Half Marathon

(YouTube Link) Dozer the goldendoodle somehow escaped from his yard in Fulton, Maryland. What did he decide to do with his newfound freedom? He joined in the Maryland Half Marathon and ran approximately 7 miles of the race on his own. When he stopped for water at rest stations people assumed he was running with his [...]

Amazing Tales From the Boston Marathon

Runners dressed as Forrest Gump, Elvis, Bozo the Clown and the Cat in the Hat all crossed the finish line in front of me at the Boston Marathon one year. So did a shirtless participant running backwards, possibly in search of a Nike endorsement. A magic marker message was scrawled where you’d expect to see his [...]

The Quick 10: Boston Marathon Facts

I’m out again next week, and once again, the lovely Adrienne Crezo will be keeping you entertained and educated. I know – it’s awfully close to my last vacation, but it’s actually just a trip postponed from last year. My sister-in-law ran her first Boston Marathon in 2010, you see, but I was too pregnant [...]