Why Olympic Mascots Are Always So Goddamn Creepy

Every two years, the world takes part in a figurative dance that's been decades in the making. First, it's the iconic passing of the torch. Then, an epic, national-pride-filled opening ceremony. And, finally, it's the moment we've all been waiting for. The holiest and most timeless of Olympic traditions: It's time to… » 2/12/14 3:00pm 2/12/14 3:00pm

Russia Wants to Bring the Olympic Flame to the International Space…

In a move mirroring the personalty of their own premier, Vlad Putin, Russia wants to take the 2014 Winter Olympic Flame up to the International Space Station. Roscosmos just has to solve the ever-so-tiny problem of protecting the flame from a space habitat full of pressurized oxygen (which is prohibited on the ISS FOR… » 2/24/11 6:40pm 2/24/11 6:40pm