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Pic of the Day – 9/7/19

Man and chicken wreathed in cigarette smoke in Sarawak, Borneo, by photographer Nyik Fui Tai.

“Morning Shift” – If you think your job sucks, at least you aren’t moving barrels of fuel at high tide at the Sitakunda shipwrecking yards of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo by Jan Košťál.

I used to be a fairly advanced figure skater. There’s an unwritten rule on the ice: less-advanced skaters yield to more-advanced skaters. High-level skaters need more room and speed to practice, and you’d better get the hell out of their way if you know what’s good for you. The problem is, when you have half a dozen highly-advanced skaters who are all about the same level sharing the same ice, crashes happen, because none of these skaters are accustomed to yielding to anyone on their home ice. Here are three pretty spectacular crashes that have happened. The first two, the skaters were able to continue after recovering themselves. The third one, though, is pretty brutal – there’s blood and he needed help getting off the ice.

Ice-dancing couples Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Gjulietti-Schmitt (USA) crash into Cathy & Chris Reed (JPN) at the 2011 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Sapporo, Japan, during warm-ups. Both went on to perform:

A crash between Japan’s Midori Ito and France’s Laetitia Hubert during warmups for the 1991 World Figure Skating Championships:

And finally, Japanese gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu crashed with Chinese champion Yan Han at the warmup session of International Skating Union’s Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Shanghai, November 8, 2014:

 

Professional free solo rock climber Alex Honnold, arguably the world’s best, talks about the accuracy of iconic movie climbing scenes. Look at the size of his hands!

 

Eric Butterbean’s greatest hits and highlights brought to you from an unreleased video from the Boxing Legends TV archives. The original was supposed to feature on the main channel late 2018 but was scrapped at last minute.

“Boy on Horse” in Hyderabad, India, by photographer Shiva Krishna.

Credit Reports

On LastWeekTonight, John Oliver discusses credit reports — they play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem.

If you go and look up a photo of a boxer from the 19th century, it’s almost certain that the individual will be standing like the gentlemen pictured right. While it may look a little silly to modern fans of the sport, this was actually a very effective fighting stance for those wishing to win a 19th century boxing match.

Asking for a friend.

In this episode of How To Make Everything: Andy makes a second attempt to create paper. This time he’s connecting with the experts to transform some of the same materials he used in his suit to now make paper.

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