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Nothing funnier - Putin pokes fun at Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony: reprise the failed 5th snowflake Olympic Ring

One of the Olympic rings failed to open during the opening ceremony at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

Sochi 2014's organisers made a joke at their own expense during the closing ceremony with the fifth Olympic ring "failing" to unfurl.

"Remember when planking was like the cool thing to do in 2011? Well, Australian aerial skier David Morris is singlehandedly trying to bring it back in extreme fashion."

2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Mascots extinguish Olympic flame during the closing ceremony

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Intelligent and Kind: mammal dolphins, whales and humans have fun together/ rescue each other - stunning stories, photos, videos

calf floating alongside mother whale beneath whale-watching ship

Swimming along with curious whale calf and mother was nerve-racking

Moko the dolphin enjoys playing with swimmers, pushes kayaks along

a whale that helped a drowning athlete

2nd whale stays by side of friend tangled in rope until she's freed

grateful whale nuzzled each of her rescuers/divers in turn and flapped around

dolphins rescue surfer (severely injured) from becoming shark’s bait

7-Day-Old Baby Dolphin Rescued In Uruguay

Wild Dolphin "Asks" Divers to Help Free Itself from Hook
(Video Comment by M13: "And in JAPAN... they hunt dolphins by cutting off a BABY dolphins fin... then throwing it back in the water. And while its family refuses to leave the crying baby... then can take their time to kill the entire family one by one.")  read more »

Man enjoys surfing? So do swans! Person of 2013: Pope #1, Snowden #2; Legend Lady Chang'e and Jade Rabbit (solar-powered rover)

Mick Fanning at the Pipe Masters this week

Absolutely amazing: black swans frolicking off shore near Gold Coast, catching waves in and out

Forbes "Pope Francis Is Time's Person Of Year 2013; Snowden Is No. 2"
Time Person of the Year
uk.Reuters - "He is a strange guy," Putin said of Snowden, "I don't get what he is thinking." "Basically he doomed himself to a pretty difficult life. What will he do next, I don't even imagine. But it's clear now that we won't give him away, he should feel safe here." Snowden flew to Moscow from Hong Kong in June and got stuck in the transit zone after US revoked his passport and urged countries not to let him pass.
Chinese Moon Rover Yu Tu (Jade Rabbit)
Chang E and Jade Rabbit
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Myths. 'Solar eclipse: Nov3' 'Google's massive barge' 'whats so funny' 'ghostly coldest place in universe' 'eyes w/ great sight'

in Albuquerque
Myths and legends around the world attempt to explain solar eclipses, such as the one above in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Here’s the much-talked-about barge in San Francisco Bay.

What's so funny?

coldest place in the universe
ALMA reveals ghostly shape of coldest place in the universe

coldest place in the universe
Look Into The Eyes with Great Sight


Solar Eclipse Myths From Around the World
People around the world, and through time, have come up with many a tale to explain the sun's disappearance.
This Sunday, November 3 - people in equatorial Africa will be treated to a rare view of a total solar eclipse. Those living on the eastern North American coast, northern South America, southern Europe, or the Middle East, will get to see a partial solar eclipse.

Google's massive mystery barge
There are two mysterious structures built on barges, one in San Francisco Bay, the other in Maine’s Portland Harbor.  read more »

Fun in Expression. Photos. 'Lit Nobel to Alice Munro, 82' 'elephants get point' 'surprisingly simple robots' 'longest talkathon'

"Literature Nobel to Alice Munro, 82"

"elephants get the point of pointing"

"surprisingly simple robots"

"let's share"

"longest talkathlon"

“how do I look?”

Alice Munro, Canadian short story writer, 82, wins Nobel Prize in literature
"When I began writing there was a very small community of Canadian writers and little attention was paid by the world. Now Canadian writers are read, admired and respected around the globe. I'm so thrilled to be chosen as this year's Nobel Prize for Literature recipient. I hope it fosters further interest in all Canadian writers. I also hope that this brings further recognition to the short story form."  read more »

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