And Now Here Is A Pet Llama That Loves Liu Xiang

Pet llama
You may think this an ordinary llama wearing heart-shaped sunglasses, but that’s where you’d be wrong. This is a llama that loves Liu Xiang, the hurdler. Also, it’s wearing heart-shaped sunglasses, but we may have already mentioned that. As brought to our attention by Alicia, this llama isn’t at all afraid to show its Olympic... Read more »

After Becoming First Chinese Man To Win Swimming Gold, Sun Yang Wanted To Tell The South Koreans Something

Sun Yang
Sun Yang made history last night by becoming the first Chinese man to win an Olympic swimming event, beating defending champion (and favorite) Park Tae Hwan of South Korea in the 400-meter freestyle and setting a new Olympic record of 3:40:14 (video here). After the race, he straddled a lane buoy and let out a primal scream as the CCTV announcer called him a "Chinese manly man."

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North Korea soccer faux pas
OOPS! Via Daily Mail: “North Korea’s women footballers walked off in protest before their match with Colombia yesterday when the flag of bitter rivals South Korea was mistakenly shown on the big screen in Scotland’s Hampden Park.” Manchester City just beat the incredibly popular-in-China Arsenal 2-0 in heavy rain at the Bird’s Nest today. The... Read more »