Meet Boyanka Angelova, a Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast. Her 2008 ball routine from a competition in Turin was recently featured on YouTube’s homepage, and has quickly gone viral. Behold, the splendor and flexibility of rhythmic gymnastics…
Reddit noticed today that all of the Miss Korea 2013 contestants look, well… a little similar. South Korea has the highest plastic surgery rate in the world, and approximately 1 in 5 women in Seoul have had some kind of procedure. The result of this surgical obsession has resulted in the following weirdness:
Kale, the leafy green food formerly best known as a plate decoration, underwent somewhat of a renaissance in the past year. Kale’s surge in popularity naturally came along with merchandising ideas, and one Vermont artist/kale enthusiast is getting an interesting lesson about copyright law as a result. Bo Muller-Moore, a folk artist from Montpelier, VT, designed a shirt with the slogan “Eat More Kale.” Chick-fil-A, a fast-food chain that does not have any locations in Vermont, argued that “Eat More Kale” is too similar to their slogan “eat mor chikin.”
On Tuesday, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $275 million deal that would change Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into the Kingsbridge National Ice Center — a 750,000 sq. ft. winter sports facility, complete with nine regulation playing surfaces on two levels. The center is designed to host ice shows and tournaments. The main rink will have seating for 5,000 people, and the center may be used as a practice rink for NHL teams.
Sydney Corcoran turned 18 today, eight days after surviving the bombing that nearly killed her and her mother. She was given a gift by Jeff Bauman – the guy who lost both of his legs in the Boston Marathon Tragedy. Bauman was also the guy who immediately upon waking up from surgery was able to provide a description of the bomber to the FBI.
Disney recently came under fire for a new line of Avengers t-shirts. The boy’s t-shirt was emblazoned with the slogan “BE A HERO,” while the girl’s version of the shirt took the damsel-in-distress approach–it said “I NEED A HERO.” Not okay, Disney.
Following public outcry, the girls shirt is no longer available for sale.
These days, people post the craziest stories up on Reddit – or just on the Internet in general. Three days ago, Reddit user Seenic’s bike was stolen. Today, it was returned, with a note from the “theif” and a coupon for a chocolate lava crunch cake from Dominos. Not bad!
Ben is a 6’10″ man who likes to take pictures of himself standing next to things that are much shorter than he is. This can make for some awkward situations.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Yale University Bulldogs became the lowest seed ever to win the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey national championship, defeating the first overall seed Quinnipiac University 4-0 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Yale was the 15th seed in the 16-team tournament.
Not unlike the website Boozecats, new Tumblr blog “Sports Balls Replaced With Cats” is a collection of sports pictures with an added feline touch.
Pictures speak a thousand words each, so enjoy this encyclopedia bri-cat-ica.