The Olympic Swimmer Who'd Never Been in an Olympic-Size Pool

Ethan Trex

To bring the Olympic spirit to developing nations in the late 1990s, the Olympic Committee allowed a small number of “wild card” athletes to join the Games.

Andy Daly's Comedy Litmus Test

Chris Higgins

Last year I saw Andy Daly perform at MaxFunCon, a convention of nice people that happens to include a lot of indie/alternative comedy.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Bagel + Fancy Knife Skills = BAGEL-CHAIN

Chris Higgins

George Hart shows us how to cut a bagel such that it ends up as two linked bagel-rings.

Weekend Links: Could You Be An Olympic Medalist?

Allison Keene

In honor of the Olympics: could you be a medalist? Find out with the Guardian's retro interactive game.

The Late Movies: Olympic Humor

Miss Cellania

By now, you've seen the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.

The Missing Links: 25 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter

Colin Patrick

Jerk Test: Do You Flick Lit Cigarettes Into An Orangutan Cage? If you said yes, you are a huge jerk. A tremendously humongous mega jerk. If that sounds crazy, it’s not.

The Best-Selling Greeting Card of All Time

Stacy Conradt

Since 1916, Hallmark has churned out billions of greeting cards, but no single card has had the staying power of the legendary Pansy Card—the king of the

The Lost Scripts, Part II: Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars

Rob Lammle

While it’s not unusual for a film to have unused screenplays hiding in a filing cabinet somewhere, the lost scripts of Indiana Jones are a fascinating look at what might have been for everyone’s favor

Olympic Art Competitions: The End

Scott Allen

We're taking a look back at the fine art competitions that originated in ancient Greece and were revived as part of the modern Olympics from 1912 to

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Plane Carrying Proposal Banner Crashes Mike Flynn hired a plane to carry a banner saying "Will you marry me?" over the beach where his girlfriend Michelle would see it.

Why Won't Team USA Dip the Flag at the Opening Ceremonies?

Patrick Cain

For the last 100 years, the Olympic spirit has come with an asterisk for the United States. It's not doping. It's not underage gymnasts.

Brain Game: Five Not-Golden Rings

All eyes are on London for the start of the 2012 Olympics, so today's Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge tests your knowledge of the most recognizable Games symbol.

Morning Cup of Links: Olympic Diet & Beauty Tips

Miss Cellania

The "mystery woman" seen with Kim Jong-Un recently was the source of international speculation, which all turned out to be wrong.

5 Memorable Moments from Past Opening Ceremonies

Ethan Trex

As the Olympic Games get set to kick off in London with the opening ceremony on Friday, we know that the next couple of weeks will feature some fantastic athletic stories to inspire us, amaze us, and