United States

Minnesota bar’s ‘face slapping contest’ ends in serious assault

It was just meant to be a "a competition in which willing contestants take turns slapping each other in the faces," according to a promoter of the event at a popular bar in St. Paul. However, according to reports by local media, it turned into something far more violent. According to police, the 'slap fest' escalated to the point that one of the…
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Quadriplegic man qualifies to compete in 2017 Hawaiian Ironman event

It's a story that is unbelievable as it is uplifting, but for one South Australian man it's as real as it gets. Meet Sid James, a 58-year old man from the town of Victor Harbor. Over two decades in 1993, Sid became a quadriplegic following a bike accident. As fate would have it, that same year he had been training to compete in his first-ever…
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Frog resembling ‘Kermit the Frog’ discovered in Costa Rican cave

Scientists at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center have made an amazing discovery - a frog that bears an uncanny resemblance to the most famous of all frogs, Kermit. Costa Rica was already well known for being home to a diverse range of frogs, but the recent discovery of Hyalinobatrachium dianae has caused a stir with many people pointing out…
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