A teenager has smashed the world bog snorkeling record, completing two lengths of a murky trench in 1 minute and 23.13 seconds. Dineka Maguire, 18, of Northern Ireland, beat 129 other competitors and shaved more than a second off the previous best time at the Waen Rhydd Bog near Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales.
"I couldn't believe her time," organizer Bob Greenough told the Belfast Telegraph. "... Because the competitors can only use dog paddle, it's all about leg power." [via Abroath]
The only bids remaining are Almaty, Kazakhstan and Beijing (which has no mountains) — all the other states that had bid have pulled out following devastating popular opposition (the remaining cities are in countries where the public doesn’t get a vote).
Perhaps it is just local pride, but nowhere I’ve been diving, nowhere in the world, compares with California. The abundance and variety of sea life you can encounter underwater from Carmel to Catalina is without compare. The cold water, however, takes some getting used to. My solution for the last five years or so: the […]
Taisto Miettinen and Kristina Haapanen are once again wife-carrying world champions, writes Scott Thistle at the Oxford Hills Sun-Journal: “The prize, besides a check for $530 … is the winning woman’s weight in beer.” [The complete leaderboard]
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