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Wharram Percy Versus The Undead

Wharram Percy Versus The Undead

Humanity has always had a fascination with -- and fear of -- the dead. And when the small medieval village of Wharram Percy felt they might become victims of the undead, they took drastic, grisly
There's One Thing Pixar Had to Add to Make Coco's Skeletons Less Creepy

There's One Thing Pixar Had to Add to Make Coco's Skeletons Less Creepy

When it came to making the Land of the Dead skeletons for the upcoming Disney film Coco, Pixar had a unique challenge on its hands. Since so much of animation is about ooey-gooey humans, how do you
Skeleton Rider Messes Up Immediately

Skeleton Rider Messes Up Immediately

Alexander Tretiakov is one of the best skeleton riders in the world, but he will not be in Pyeongchang. His 2014 gold medal was stripped for doping, and he was banned from all future Olympics. So
Ferrari, BMW lend expertise to Olympic bobsled, skeleton, luge

Ferrari, BMW lend expertise to Olympic bobsled, skeleton, luge

Filed under: Motorsports,BMW,Ferrari,McLaren,Racing Continue reading Ferrari, BMW lend expertise to Olympic bobsled, skeleton, luge Ferrari, BMW lend expertise to Olympic bobsled,
The Strange World of Inexplicable Skeletons

The Strange World of Inexplicable Skeletons

What’s going on with all these stories about strange skeletons? From legends of the crystal skull to allegations of ancient extraterrestrial remains and giants, it seems the world is chock-full of

This Is What It Feels Like to Rocket Downhill at 90 MPH During Olympic Skeleton Racing

Remember the feelings of thrill and terror when you launched your sled down a steep snow-covered hill? American Skeleton racer John Daly has been doing that competitively for 15 years, but his sled,

This Is What It Feels Like to Rocket Downhill at 90 MPH During Olympic Skeleton Racing

Remember the feelings of thrill and terror when you launched your sled down a steep snow-covered hill? American Skeleton racer John Daly has been doing that competitively for 15 years, but his sled,
How fast do skeleton racers go? Well, this could get gnarly

How fast do skeleton racers go? Well, this could get gnarly

If you haven’t heard of skeleton racing, then you need to catch up. Not physically though, because that would be nearly impossible….
Curve 9 Has Begun Claiming Its Victims

Curve 9 Has Begun Claiming Its Victims

There are 16 turns on the track at the Alpensia Sliding Center, used for luge, skeleton, and bobsled at the 2018 Olympics. And for a full year now, since the track was first used for World Cup events,
A tropical person’s guide to loving the weird sports of the Winter Olympics

A tropical person’s guide to loving the weird sports of the Winter Olympics

I am a human being with eyes and a beating heart, and so I love the Olympics. What is better than the Olympics? Well, nothing.…
Asia just won its first Olympic gold in a sport long dominated by the West

Asia just won its first Olympic gold in a sport long dominated by the West

Roared on by a home crowd, South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin made history today. In an event that until now had been dominated by Western athletes,…

Olympian Fail! Elena Nikitina Misses Her Sled

What happens when you miss your sled at the top of the track? Elena Nikita probably wants to keep this skeleton in her closet.
Badass Olympic Skeleton Helmets Are Back

Badass Olympic Skeleton Helmets Are Back

Skeleton exists because someone decided luge wasn’t terrifying enough. What if luge, but head-first? Accordingly, skeleton sliders tend to personalize their helmets like hockey goalies, having them
The Winter Olympics’ skeleton event may be over, but these badass skeleton helmets will live on forever

The Winter Olympics’ skeleton event may be over, but these badass skeleton helmets will live on forever

Skeleton is probably the most terrifying Olympic sport to witness, at least in the Winter Games. Nothing quite beats people hurling themselves…

Olympic Controversy Over British Athletes’ Suits Should Make Us Redefine Cheating

The British skeleton racers debuted technologically superior custom-made body suits that have been enhancing their performance at these Olympic Games. But is it cheating?
Titanic Discoverer Robert Ballard Leads New Search for Amelia Earhart

Titanic Discoverer Robert Ballard Leads New Search for Amelia Earhart

The man who found the RMS Titanic is leading a search for the remains of Amelia Earhart decades after she vanished without a trace while flying across the Pacific. The post Titanic Discoverer Robert
Mary Anning (Entry 050.PS3420)

Mary Anning (Entry 050.PS3420)

In which a working-class woman becomes one of the greatest scientists of her age, discovers dinosaur poop, and sells seashells by the seashore. Certificate #36073.
Dinosaur Skeleton Sells for Over $2 Million at Auction in Paris

Dinosaur Skeleton Sells for Over $2 Million at Auction in Paris

The dinosaur may be related to the allosaurus.
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