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Internet Reveals Chinese Gymnast's True Age

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[Sports]
[Liars]
There's been some controversy surrounding Chinese gymnast, He Kexin (何可欣), who won the individual gold medal in parallel bars and came in second in all-around gynmastics.

Olympics rules state that you must be 16 years old to compete. This Chinese girl looks much younger than she claims (to be born on Jan 1 1992 - the earliest possible date to be eligible to compete).

A little sleuthing online by various net-detectives has uncovered evidence to the contrary.

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Meet The Cursed Fisherman

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[Humor]
[Sports]
He has his own sports fishing show. His web site says, "Bill Dance is an outdoors legend. For over 30 years, he has delivered fishing advice on television in his humorous, off-beat way. To the avid fisherman, Bill represents the best that fishing has to offer. Even for people who don't know much about fishing, Bill Dance is the one name that stands out."

So did these video clips actually make it on his show?

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Golf Has FINALLY Become More Exciting

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[Sports]
Florida, a state I really CAN get too much of, offers its exciting take on the relatively unexciting sport (I resisted the urge to put quotes around that, I'm saving them for a NASCAR story). A Venice, Florida man was looking for his ball in a golf course pond when he almost found his maker instead.

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Shoes That Grow

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[Sports]
The web site says, "Built right into INCHworm shoes is the iFit technology. The iFit technology allows you to GROW the size of the shoe with a simple push of the button."

I bet Bruce Banner would dig a pair of those.

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Pakistan Bans Deadly Sport of Kite-Flying

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[Sports]
Pakistan's Supreme Court has extended a ban on making, selling and flying kites that it imposed two months ago after ruling the sport had become increasingly deadly, an official said Saturday.

At an annual kite-flying festival in February, 19 people were killed and over 200 were injured. While the court was hearing the case, police swung batons and lobbed tear gas shells outside the building to disperse about 500 kite-makers and kite-flying enthusiasts who were trying to attend the proceedings.

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