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Winter Olympics

  1. Is the Norwegian Curling Team Wearing Illegal Pants? (Probably Not, We Hope)

    A curling team once bit my sister.

    In addition to being a sport that involves brooms and sweeping, curling also has surprisingly strict rules about what constitutes a proper uniform for the sport (you know, so people remember that it is a sport). As it turns out, Norway's Olympic team might be in trouble, and all because of the funky-fresh pants they're styling.

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  2. Why Do Figure Skaters Spin Faster With Their Arms Held in Than Out? Our Friend Bill Nye Explains– With Science!

    If we're going to talk about sports then we're talking about angular momentum and Bill Nye.

    The Olympics are happening, and are apparently all anyone wants to talk about. But if we're going to talk about the Olympics then we're going to find a way to cram some science into it. Why do figure skaters spin faster when they pull their arms in? Because science. Let our friend Bill Nye demonstrate.

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  3. The Jamaican Bobsled Team Has Their Luggage Back, Sings “I Shot The Sheriff”

    It's actually been a really tough few days for bobsledders in Sochi, it's starting to get weird.

    You may have been seeing some stories online about how the Jamaican Bobsled team's luggage was lost in transit to Sochi. But have no fear, fans of Cool Runnings, underdog stories, and wonderfully-adorable bobsledders: the team has been reunited with their luggage and their training is back on track.

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  4. Astronauts Tell Olympians How To Do The Whole “Work Out” Thing

    USA! USA!

    Astronauts on the ISS recently had a NASA-sponsored Google Hangout with US Olympic athletes to remind the People of Earth that, sure, being a world-class athlete back on terra firma is fine, but have you tried working out in space?

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  5. Cool Runnings 2: Jamaican Bobsled Team Crowdfunding Their Way To Sochi [UPDATED]

    But who will play John Candy?!

    They walk Jamaican, talk Jamaican - and they sure as hell bobsled Jamaican. Yes, Cool Runnings fans, the Jamaican bobsled team has finally is bringing back the glory days, and has qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics! Unfortunately, it's going to take a lot of money to get them there - and that's where you come in.

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  6. Should NBC Sue An Olympics Tip-Off Site?

    Pissed that the Winter Olympics were being shown on taped delay on NBC, a lot of Americans chose to do the 21st century thing and bypass their television sets all together. Several websites were set up with illegal video streams of the events that could be watched in (basically) real time, making it one of the first instances of national sports being more up to date on your WiFi than your cable. But even though NBC's Olympic numbers were strong this year, some are postulating that an article in NewTeeVee which explained in detail how to watch an online stream of the games might be in violation of NBC's copyright laws.

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  7. Biggest Dodgeball Game Ever: We’re Talking 1200 People Big

    The Winter Olympics in Vancouver may be hogging the Canadian sporting limelight, but we shouldn't overlook this accomplishment of 1,200 University of Alberta students: shattering the world record for the biggest dodgeball game ever.

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  8. DHS Will Monitor Twitter and Blogs During 2010 Winter Olympics

    The Department of Homeland Security will be monitoring Twitter, Google, and the blogs for up-to-the-minute information during the 2010 Winter Olympics. According to a statement recently released by the DHS, knowing what people are Tweeting, searching, and commenting about will "provide situational awareness" should terror or a disaster strike.

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