Usain Bolt pulls up lame with cramp, can’t finish his final relay race
Aug13

Usain Bolt pulls up lame with cramp, can’t finish his final relay race

LONDON –  Usain Bolt was ramping into warp speed when suddenly, stunningly, the sprint turned into a somersault. Fifteen steps into the final homestretch of his final race, something gave in his left hamstring. The World’s Fastest Man skittered to a stop hopping, skipping, jumping, then finally dropping to the ground and tumbling forward before coming to a rest. While the winning team from Britain crossed the finish...

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The weird and wonderful world of pub games – BBC News
Aug12

The weird and wonderful world of pub games – BBC News

Image copyright Canterbury & District Bat & Trap League Image caption Although the similarities are not immediately evident, bat and trap is said to be a forerunner of cricket This game, which is played in the pub gardens of Kent, involves batsmen or women hitting a rubber ball that is fired upwards from a mechanical device – the trap. Players attempt to strike the ball between posts at the other side of a pitch where...

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Can ice cream vans stage a comeback? – BBC News
Aug10

Can ice cream vans stage a comeback? – BBC News

Image copyright Laura Mott Photography Image caption Katy Alston, left, runs Pinks Vintage Ice Cream with her daughter Georgia Its vans sell ice cream in more than 60 countries, including Kazakhstan, Malawi and Guyana – although despite its global ambitions, Whitby Morrison still prides itself on its local roots. “We look to take people on from school, put them through their apprenticeships, suffer all the girlfriend...

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How a Trump impersonator got the dream job he never wanted
Aug09

How a Trump impersonator got the dream job he never wanted

(CNN)While touring the country as a Donald Trump impersonator during last year’s presidential primaries, actor Anthony Atamanuik planned to hang up his Trump wig after Election Day. “I want to rob him of his identity,” Atamanuik said of his aim in playing Trump every week. “I want to take his swagger and his visage of swaggering masculinity, and I want to replace it with this effeminized dowager that is...

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Mariska Hargitay opens up about her mother Jayne Mansfield’s death
Aug08

Mariska Hargitay opens up about her mother Jayne Mansfield’s death

It took many years for Mariska Hargitay to heal from her tragic past. At age 3, the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star lost her mother, actress Jayne Mansfield, in a 1967 car accident that also killed Mansfield’s driver Ronnie Harrison and lawyer Sam Brody. Mansfield’s three children with husband, actor and 1955 Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay, survived the crash. The popular pinup, who was often compared to fellow...

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Secrets of Silicon Valley review  are we sleepwalking towards a technological apocalypse?
Aug07

Secrets of Silicon Valley review are we sleepwalking towards a technological apocalypse?

Are the idealists good guys who are challenging the old order or are they really tax-minimising corporations that threaten our future? Antonio Garca Martnez has seen the future and it is terrifying. Which is why he is going to set up home (this is the drone room right here) on a small island north of Seattle and live out the ravages of post-America, self-sufficiently, with acomposting toilet and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. He is...

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