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THE WEEK Aug 10: Great pole-vaulter

Updated: 2012-08-10 17:24
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90-year-old pole-vaulter

The Olympics track and field events are quite impressive. But the most amazing track and field performance happened this month outside of the Olympic stadium. Dr William Bell is a 90-year-old man who broke his own world record in pole vaulting for his age group.

Study: Bald is tough

According to a new study, people perceive bald men to be tougher than their harry counterparts. At first thought, this makes sense. There are guys like actor Bruce Willis, YouTube star and professional fighter Kimbo Slice, as well as Mr Clean. But if you think about it a little harder, you realize that not all bald guys are tough. And, in fact, some harry guys are even tougher.

"Protest" gone wrong

An important lesson for everyone growing up is to pick and choose your battles. Fight the fights that are worth it; forget about the fights that aren't. A man protesting against the General Mills company for its stance on gay marriage clearly never learned that lesson.

Date the Octomom

A few weeks back, we introduced you to some of our favorite characters in the news. One of them was the Octomom. Nadya Suleman has 14 kids, 8 of whom are octuplets. If you're interested in dating this lady, now you have the chance. You can log on to www.whatsyourprice.com and pay $500 to get a date. I mean, she barely has any baggage…

This wacky world!

A man from the US ordered a brand new TV from Amazon.com. Pretty cool, right? You can imagine how surprised he was when a huge assault rifle was delivered to his door instead.

French basketball player Nic Batum pulled dirtiest move of the Olympics - and it wasn't doping. He punched his Spanish opponent directly in the balls. Just disgraceful.

A new study points out that America is dead last in terms of healthcare among seven developed countries. Though the US spends more on healthcare than Britain, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, it's system is less efficient and of lower quality.

The best viral video from this week teachers bikers in India(?) that they need to share the road.

THE WEEK Aug 10: Great pole-vaulter

THE WEEK Aug 10: Great pole-vaulter
Director: Lin Hanqing Graphic Design: Zhang Xiao
Videographer: Cong Ruiting Producer: Chris Clark
Managing Producer: Christie Lee Executive Producer: Flora Yue
THE WEEK Aug 10: Great pole-vaulter
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