Stories I’m Too Lazy To Write About [12-9-12]

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Watch out Paris, the viper shark in your pool looks evil and famished. (ohmyGAHH!)

Sofia Vergara looks out a window with her two best friends. (Celebuzz)

$3.7 million dollar Lena Dunham book is about FUPAs and vegan dinner parties. (Gawker)

Peter Facinelli and his new girlfriend are breaking Jennie Garth‘s heart. (Yahoo!)

Watch the punch that knocked Manny Pacquiao on his ass, over and over and over. (Deadspin)

Kristen Stewart says she will steal Jennifer Garner’s husband in April. (Huffington Post)

“Can I piss on you?” seems like a perfectly legitimate thing to ask a Fox News producer. (ONTD!)

McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman And Kyla Ross Are Not Impressed That The Pool Is Closed

Looks like three fifths of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team have joined in on the “McKayla is not impressed” fun.

16-year-old McKayla Maroney seemed to have a pretty good sense of humor about the Tumblr that was dedicated to the face she made during the vault medal ceremony. Now, for further proof, teammate Aly Raisman has posted an Instagram photo of her, McKayla, and Kyla Ross making the famous face.

She wrote, “The pools closed… We’re NOT impressed.” Also, McKayla doesn’t always scowl or wear makeup. Here’s proof.

Ryan Lochte Turns Olympic Pools Yellow

When Ryan Seacrest asked record-setting Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte if he pees in the pool, he responded with a simple “of course.”

“I think there’s just something about getting into chlorine water that you just automatically go,” he said in a radio interview.

“I didn’t during the races, but I sure did in warm-up.”

It’s not very surprising that a person who spends that much time in the water also pees in it…

A survey from earlier this summer told us that out of 1000 people questioned, one in five of them admitted to relieving themselves in the pool.

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Civil Rights Figure Rodney King Drowns At His Home (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012)

Rodney King was not influential in the early 90’s for speaking out against the LAPD or rioting. He did however, incite riots after a bystander videotaped him taking a vicious beating by the police.

Some might say that he was a sacrificial lamb, that the brutality he endured was in some way necessary because it really showed how differently African Americans were being treated at that time.

No one should have to suffer that kind of abuse just to prove a point. King’s “fame” came at a heftier price than public humiliation and broken bones.  Continue reading “Civil Rights Figure Rodney King Drowns At His Home (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012)”

1 In 5 Adults Pee In The Pool (And 100% Of Children)

A survey conducted in April revealed that out of 1,000 adults questioned, one in five of them admitted to urinating in public swimming pools.

Additionally, seven out of ten said they didn’t rinse off before going in the pool.

Not showering beforehand increases the risk of infection for others – stuff like Giardia, E. coli, and parasites, according to an article on Yahoo!

My thought when peeing multiple times in every pool I ever ventured into was that chlorine would kill the bacteria, but I was wrong.

“An ideal swimming pool should be odorless, as chlorine only really smells when it’s interacting with contaminants. If the chlorine is pungent, you might want to cool off elsewhere.”  Continue reading “1 In 5 Adults Pee In The Pool (And 100% Of Children)”

The World’s Largest Pool Needs To Not Be In Chile

Central Chile holds a treasure that deserves the envy of a million tourists and possibly Hugh Hefner as well  – the world’s largest pool. It is called The Crystal Lagoon (very Hefner-esque) and is located just north of Algarrobo at the San Alfonso del Mar resort.

It is over a half a mile long (3,323 feet, 19 acres) and holds 66 million gallons of water. People snorkel, boat and swim in it, but not without getting tired and needing a drink, likely a [dehydrating] alcoholic one. Mmm. Continue reading “The World’s Largest Pool Needs To Not Be In Chile”