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People are distraught their favorite Olympian got kicked out of the team

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Ning Zetao, China’s favourite Olympic heartthrob, has been forced to get off the national swim team and thirsty fans cannot believe their ears.

The news started circulating after a leaked memo on Wednesday, detailing why the swimmer, who is ranked 12th internationally, will not be with the rest of the national team.

The memo from China’s top swimming authority, the Swimming Management Center is dated Oct. 18, 2017, said Ning…

Margot Robbie’s new ride looks straight out of the future

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Who knew you needed an ambassador to spruik electric vehicles?

Nissan does, and it’s enlisted the services of Australian actress Margot Robbie to go riding around in its fancy EV sports concept car, the BladeGlider, around Monaco’s Monte Carlo street circuit.

The BladeGlider is a two-seater which was first unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo motor show. It’s loosely based off the company’s…

Margot Robbie’s new ride looks straight out of the future

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Who knew you needed an ambassador to spruik electric vehicles?

Nissan does, and it’s enlisted the services of Australian actress Margot Robbie to go riding around in its fancy EV sports concept car, the BladeGlider, around Monaco’s Monte Carlo street circuit.

The BladeGlider is a two-seater which was first unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo motor show. It’s loosely based off the company’s…

Margot Robbie’s new ride looks straight out of the future

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Who knew you needed an ambassador to spruik electric vehicles?

Nissan does, and it’s enlisted the services of Australian actress Margot Robbie to go riding around in its fancy EV sports concept car, the BladeGlider, around Monaco’s Monte Carlo street circuit.

The BladeGlider is a two-seater which was first unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo motor show. It’s loosely based off the company’s…

Doomsday-proof vault in the Arctic receives a major deposit of seeds

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A frozen tundra is perhaps the worst place in the world to grow crops. But that didn’t stop people from bringing nearly 50,000 seeds of potatoes, lentils, wheat, barley and other food staples to the Arctic Circle this week.

The seeds won’t be sprinkled across frozen farmlands. Instead, they’ll be stored indefinitely at a global seed vault on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago.

Someone got banned from Club Penguin in 39 seconds

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Sometimes getting banned from a game is more fun than playing it.

IBM’s Watson will diagnose heart disease when doctors may have missed the signs

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Getting treatment for heart disease depends on a diagnosis from doctors, who can occasionally miss the subtle signs of trouble.

Watch a man smash 124 coconuts in less than a minute. With his bare hands.

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It’s not that we have any personal vendetta against coconuts. But the amount of effort you need to invest to break them open is a deal-breaker for many of us. If you’re one such soul, you’ve just found a new friend in Abeesh Domanic.

To say Domanic, 25, is good with coconuts would be an understatement. The resident of Southern Indian state of Kerala last week smashed all the world records when he cracked open 124 coconuts in less than one minute. With his bare hands.

18-year-old chess grandmaster gets kicked off Iran national team for not wearing a headscarf

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An 18-year-old Iranian chess grandmaster has been kicked off the national team after she showed up for a game not wearing a hijab.

Dorsa Derakhshani was competing in a chess tournament in Gibraltar earlier this month.

However, she failed to wear a hijab, or traditional headscarf, which is compulsory wear for Iranian women in public.

Derakhshani, who is a student in Spain, will be barred from representing…

Parkour legend casually flips and slides on giant ice sculptures like it’s NBD

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While the rest of us mere mortals struggle to walk on ice without slipping, parkour athlete Jason Paul took to the massive ice sculptures of northern China for some effortless flipping, sliding and high jumping.

At the International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, the temperature dips down to -25