I'm not sure that counts as a "sport"
I thought I had heard of all of the crazy sports in the world. After all, I know about the world sauna championship and toe wrestling. But NPR (as usual) proved me sadly under-informed with their photo journal of wacky events.
Beverage of choice
We all should be glad sports drinks have evolved since 1908 when Dorando Pietri drank poison (strychnine) as a performance "enhancer." (I'm going to thank Viper for that piece of trivia and the other fascinating details in his history of the 1908 Olympic marathon.)
Hungry mouths to feed
For most of history "good food" and London were not heard in the same sentence, unless it was a joke. In fact, I recall meals in London being mostly bland and overcooked (unless I was dining on Indian curry or some other non-British dish). However, Olympic organizers are pulling out all the stops to provide more than 14 million healthy, tasty, and locally-sourced meals to competitors and spectators over the course of the Games.
Funny, but true...
...the depressingly honest truth about every photo on Instagram
Technology to the rescue
Ever been on a bad date? A date so bad you wished your phone would ring with a family emergency to whisk you away from the situation?
Now there's an app for that.
Quote of the week:
"My sport is your sport's punishment."
as seen on hundreds of t-shirts
Happy Friday, friends!