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The First Amputee to Qualify for the Olympics

Getty Images Oscar Pistorius is one of the best stories of the 2012 London Games. Yesterday, the South African double amputee advanced to the semi-finals of the men’s 400-meters. He’ll also compete in the 4×400-meter relay. Pistorius, who runs on specially designed carbon-fiber prosthetics called Cheetahs, is the first amputee to compete in track at the [...]

The Bumbling, Crawling Sperms

In the movies, sperms have been portrayed as swimming elegantly up the female reproductive tract to inseminate the egg. What baloney. The truth is that they’re much more like bumbling male drivers who refuse to [...]

Kitty Swims With Its Doggy Friends

Have you ever wondered what happens when a kitty jumps off a boat to go swimming with two dogs, who happen to be its best friends? Flickr user Terrie Olesky-Tyge can answer your question with her adorable collection of pictures featuring exactly that scenario. Link Via BuzzFeed

Swimming with the Pigs and Other Strange Vacation Ideas

Forget swimming with the dolphins! Here’s the better (stranger) vacation idea: swimming with pigs! Swimming with dolphins? You can go one better! Visit the paddling porcines in Big Major Cay and jump in for a dip if you’re brave enough. They won’t bite—well, as long as you don’t whisper “BLT” within earshot. Read more strange vacation [...]

Quadruple Amputee Swims Across the English Channel

Philippe Croizon, 42, lost his arms and legs in an electrical accident 16 years ago. But that hasn’t stopped him from swimming across the English Channel in 13 and a half hours: He had set off at 6.30am, expecting to spend up to 24 hours in the water. The swim was, he explained, “a symbol of [...]

Man Swimming Tied Break World Record

Will Sun Yongding – A Chinese man aims to hoping to set a new Guinness world record for swimming with arms and legs tiedSun Yongding has been practising his stunt in the Qinghuai River in Nanjing, eastern China’s Jiangsu Province.A helpful friend ties up the 47-year-old’s arms and legs before he throws himself into the [...]