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Chess boxing is a hybrid sport which combines boxing with chess in alternating rounds. The sport began when Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh, inspired by fictional depictions by French comic book artist and filmmaker Enki Bilal, organized actual bouts. Chess boxing is now growing in popularity. Participants must be both skilled boxers and chess players, as a match may be won either way.
A match consists of up to eleven alternating rounds of boxing and chess. The match begins with a four-minute chess round. This is followed by three minutes of boxing, with rounds of chess and boxing alternating until the end. There More >
Moses led the Israelites across the Red Sea with an army of Egyptians in pursuit.
The sea waters split allowing the fleeing Israelites a safe passage across and the Egyptian soldiers wondering how to follow them.
“Wise Pharaoh.” asked one of the officers, “How should we advance?”
“Swim” answered the Pharaoh, impatiently.
“I beg your pardon sir”
“Swim, tell them all to swim”
Without further ado the entire Egyptian brigade jumped into the rough sea waters and drowned.
“Sire” said the wise adviser to his ruler, “perhaps we should have given them lessons first.”
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Sumo wrestling must be one of the fastest sports in the world. Not in the way it is played – squash is a much more obvious choice, but in the time the fight actually takes – a long one might last up to 30 seconds. This can make it hard for western sport commentators to deal with. A few facts before I proceed:
The two contestants, known as rikishi, wear a silken loincloth called the mawashi and colorful silk glue enforced strings that bounce up and down. More happens in the minutes of preparation than in the fight itself. The senior More >
I wake up in the morning
Run off to the gym.
A bit confused why if I work out
I’m always staying in.
I walk for the best part of an hour
But I never leave my place
And yet the girls that jog beside me
I most truly race
.I run in circles getting nowhere
Display my muscles through my sportswear
While all along I know it’s not fair
I’m well out of my league.
The guys have all been cloned from Rumbo
The girls all jump around like Dumbo
While I’m a copy of Columbo
Overcast with fatigue.
I move over to the stepper
And I begin my climb
The guy beside More >
Not everyone gets to participate in the Olympics or even the New York Marathon, what about all the fashion conscious women around who wouldn’t be caught dead without a pair of high heeled Pradas. For these fine women, and the occasional man (see below), the high heel marathon was invented.
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Don’t let the ads fool you. Massage, in many of its forms, is simply the modern adaptation of medieval torture. See for yourselves!
2. Your feet are subjected to a pool of blood sucking swimmers who have lately escaped from Survivor.
3. You are covered with burning hot stones from head to toe and supposed to feel them soothing your muscles.
4. Your hair is waxed of for ultimate comfort.
5. The height of relaxation. Someone walking up and down on your back
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1. Garbage lifting. Take one full garbage bag in each hand and lift several times on your way to the dumpster.
2. Buy an alarm clock with a large snooze button. Press on it ten consecutive times before actually stopping the alarm and getting up. For the more ambitious among you may purchase the runaway alarm clock at your own risk.
3. Lifting small child over head routine. Take a small child and lift him above your head, then place him back on the ground. Until you get the hang of this exercise, it is suggested that you don’t practice on your own More >
Before I get into this post, I have to make one thing clear, no I am not gay. That is not to say that I have anything against the gay community.. some of my best friends and coworkers are gay. It’s just that I’m not. Can I prove it I hear you say. Well I hate Abba, refuse to watch Sex and the City (TV or movies) and I don’t like Glee. O.K. scratch the last one, I like Glee, it’s quite good, but that doesn’t prove anything. My brother likes Glee and during World Cup season you can’t get More >
Are all the bee noises ruining your concentration.
Must you witness your favourite players losing their mind?
We have the answer.
For the mere price of $500 a game we will send our bee silencer team into the crowd and deal with the nuisance.
The B Team
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Many myths exist regarding the roots of the world’s most popular game. They are all lies. It is time for the truth. When we say football, for all you Americans, we are not, I repeat not, talking about the Yankee version of rugby invented by Miller Lite that involves ridiculously dressed college students and flaky girl cheerleaders with pompoms). Football, or soccer, is a serous game in which fans dress up and paint their faces according to the colors of their favourite team, fill their nervous systems with medicinal bitter and lager and destroy the stadium where the game took place after their team loses 4:0. Yes football More >
Some games are hard to win. Take Office Tennis for Instance.
I got to work one morning Around a quarter to ten. I sipped my coffee, read my Inbox, And it was that then I could feel a funny itching From beneath my clothes. Then I realized a fly had squatted On my nose.
I tried to swat it with my backhand, Blot it with my forehand Chase it to the door and Make my name. But it kept returning all my serves. Was really getting on my nerves, And no matter how I swerved I knew I’d lost the game.
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2009 was a bad year for amusement parts. The financial crises together with the opening up of new venues in Dubai and Macao cut profits heavily. In an attempt to fight back, amusement parks across the U.S. And Europe are opening new, more challenging rides that will hopefully help return the masses.
Here, exclusively, is a look at the top ten new rides due to open this summer.
1.Civil Servant Drownarama. In this ride you are driven through Bureaucracy Galore on top of a pile of forms made out in triplicate. Every time you spy a civil servant you must drown him immediately More >
The Robot Olympics will be held in China in 2010 according to the BBC News. According to the BBC
“The international event will be held in the city of Harbin and will see robots take part in 16 different events.Robots will be able to compete in familiar Olympic sports such as athletics as well as those more suited to machines such as cleaning. Entry to the competition will be restricted to robots resembling humans. They must possess two arms and legs. Wheels are banned. The organisers of the games expect from more than 100 universities from around the world to More >