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Gas Leaks, Fires, Thieves: Australia Is Having A Bad Time At The Olympics

Gas Leaks, Fires, Thieves: Australia Is Having A Bad Time At The Olympics

Australia has it rough. The former penal colony is home to spiders, bigger spiders, Tony Abbott and Baz Lurhmann’s filmmaking. But Australia’s Olympic teams, which are currently preparing to compete in the upcoming Summer Games, might have it the worst, and their competition includes a woman who recently mistook a…

The Olympic Torch Is Borderline Indestructible 

The Olympic Torch Is Borderline Indestructible 

The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch fluid? Very careful runners? Ghosts? Correct answer: pressurised gas and a chassis that could probably survive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

Human Body Parts Wash Up Next To Rio’s Olympic Beach Volleyball Venue

Human Body Parts Wash Up Next To Rio’s Olympic Beach Volleyball Venue

Amid the killing of its own Olympic mascot, the dysfunctional clean up of its polluted waters, the shutdown of its doping lab, the declaration of a financial emergency, the presence of the Zika virus and various other calamities, Rio’s Olympic ambitions are a disaster. And the latest news out of…