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Scrabble and 5 Other Outlandish Cheating Scandals

Scrabble was rocked by a cheating controversy this week when a young competitor was caught hiding blank letter tiles during a national tournament match.

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Olympic Officials Launch Inquiry About Non-Sanctioned Condoms

The Olympics have all kinds of corporate sponsors, and even the 150,000 condoms made available to athletes in anticipation of gold medal nookie were supplied by just one company: Durex, which presumably paid a hefty fee for the honors.

So when a bucket of non-sanctioned condoms showed up in the Olympic Village, officials were none too pleased.

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Olympic Swimmers Are Just Like You — They Pee in the Pool, Too

The Olympics have been going on for almost a week now, and we’ve finally gotten an answer to the most burning question of the games: do competitive swimmers pee in the pool? According to Carly Geehr, a former member of the US National Swimming Team, they do. A lot.

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Loud Thunder Clap Scares Rangers and Twins Players

In case you missed this from yesterday, watch how quickly players from the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins scatter from the field after a tremendous thunder clap.

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LeBron James Made Entirely of Balloons [VIDEO]

Eat your hearts out, balloon animal-makers. Meet Joel Zae, a man who truly deserves to be called a balloon sculptor, and watch this time-lapse video of him making his masterpiece -- a nearly full-size LeBron James made entirely of balloons. Puts your puny weiner dog to shame, doesn't it, Fluffy the Clown?

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Las Cruces’ Stephanie Torres Eats 31 Hot Dogs

For Las Cruces resident Stephanie Torres, July 4th is a special day. The former NMSU student who ran Track and Field and Cross Country for the Aggies finished tied for second at the first ever Crif Dog Classic in Brooklyn, New York.

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Obsessive Soccer Fan Dies After Going Eleven Nights Without Sleep

Soccer has no shortage of passionate fans.  One Chinese man's fandom cost him his life.  Jiang Xiaoshan stayed up for eleven straight nights to watch Eurocup 2012.  When he finally went to bed after Italy beat the Republic of Ireland, he never woke up

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Pittsburgh Penguins Fan Sues Team Over ‘Excessive Text Alerts’

This doesn’t sound like sportsmanlike behavior to us. A fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins is suing the NHL team’s owners, claiming that they are texting him too much.

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Charlie Sheen DID NOT Purchase Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl Ring

Remember in first grade when we would play telephone.  We didn't realize it at the time, but our teacher was teaching us a valuable lesson.  Human beings will see or hear what they want to, and always verify anything you hear

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Getting an NBA Player’s Face Carved Into Your Head Will Get You Suspended From School

Kids these days are so mischievous — always pulling stunts like putting whoopee cushions on the teacher’s chair, hiding their little sister’s favorite doll and getting the face of their favorite NBA star shaved into the back of their head.

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