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    Here's a good one: ...

    Here's a good one:

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/athletics/sending-under-strength-teams-beijing-7865092

    The headline reads: Sending under strength teams to Beijing could have effect on...
  2. How did (or does) NBC pronounce Beijing?

    How did (or does) NBC pronounce Beijing?
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    No, in fact, Salazar was born 3 days later. ...

    No, in fact, Salazar was born 3 days later.

    Is your link to Google broken?
  4. Thread: Fun with maps

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    I think not, too. But, as I hope you know, I...

    I think not, too. But, as I hope you know, I just post these things when I come across them. Some of them contain obvious nonsense. But that's part of "Fun with maps," isn't it?
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    Top Twitter-trending foods in each state: ...

    Top Twitter-trending foods in each state:

    http://fwx.foodandwine.com/food/most-trending-foods-every-state?xid=FWx_20140923_32167026

    Some strange stuff. I've been to Maine and never, either at...
  6. Thread: Jenner

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    The latest news. Kris has filed for divorce. ...

    The latest news. Kris has filed for divorce.

    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/kris-jenner-files-for-divorce-from-bruce-224740693.html
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    No, but she did win one (indoor 60m). And at the...

    No, but she did win one (indoor 60m). And at the age of 18, she won the World Junior Championships in the Heptathlon. She was very accomplished as a teen.
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    Yes, I noted that. What makes this more...

    Yes, I noted that. What makes this more interesting is that the Government must be the biggest employer in town, but NOBODY who works for the government makes enough to be in the top 1%, at least...
  9. Thread: Fun with maps

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    How much one needs to make to be in the top 1% in...

    How much one needs to make to be in the top 1% in each state:

    http://tinyurl.com/pda7fg4
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    You don't help your case when you understate...

    You don't help your case when you understate Schippers's credentials. You note that she medaled in the Euro Champs. And indeed she did. In fact, she won the gold medals in both the 100 and 200...
  11. You hit the nail on the head when you noted that...

    You hit the nail on the head when you noted that the "Summer Olympics" is not what they're officially called. Although I think the IOC has secured trademark rights to "Summer Olympics," and "Winter...
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    That one stood out to me as well as being...

    That one stood out to me as well as being extremely unlikely. I checked to see if perhaps the stuff is bottled in Oklahoma. It's not.
  13. Thread: Fun with maps

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    Unless I missed something, according to this map,...

    Unless I missed something, according to this map, there isn't a single brand that is the most Googled brand in more than one state. I find that very hard to believe.
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    Back to Valerie Adams. A tweet from her this...

    Back to Valerie Adams. A tweet from her this morning:

    >>Valerie Adams ‏@ValerieAdams84
    Tough day for me yesterday. For the first time ever I had to withdraw due to injury. Upsetting &...
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    It shouldn't hurt her at all. It's pointless to...

    It shouldn't hurt her at all. It's pointless to speculate about what would have happened if she had competed--she couldn't possibly have competed. This is from the IAAF report of the event.
    ...
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    Where she ends up could depend on the voters'...

    Where she ends up could depend on the voters' views of the significance of the Continental Cup. If one of her losses had come in the final event of the year, and that event was the World...
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    No need for you to have worried. She finished...

    No need for you to have worried. She finished second to Eunice Sum in 2:00.27. Good performance.
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    I imagine she'll get even more after her win...

    I imagine she'll get even more after her win today at the Continental Cup, beating Samuels and Perkovic, among others. Great way to finish a great season.
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    True, but those have been rare, and in any event,...

    True, but those have been rare, and in any event, when the World Champs or Olympics are this late, they're still the primary competition objective of the top athletes in those years. Almost nobody...
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    Of course you know that the people there...

    Of course you know that the people there sometimes insist on calling it The Ohio State University. The definite article seems to matter.
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    The most affluent town in each state: ...

    The most affluent town in each state:
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    I've also heard (but do not know for sure) that...

    I've also heard (but do not know for sure) that he Volzed one of his jumps at a lower height.
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    At least half of the time, when I go to one of...

    At least half of the time, when I go to one of those sites, I'm asked do download something to enable me to view it on my computer. I would never download anything from sources like that, and I...
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    Let's remember that Bubka's record came before...

    Let's remember that Bubka's record came before they banned Volzing and before they shortened the pegs that support the bar. I'm not saying he wasn't a great vaulter, but it's possible that his...
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    Doubling the 3000 and 5000 is not permitted. ...

    Doubling the 3000 and 5000 is not permitted. Other doubles are ok.
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