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What is the most appealing trait for a potential Olympic torch carrier to have? Yu Zhenhuan of Liaoning, China, thinks the answer is hairiness. Zhenhuan, who calls himself “King Kong,” is one of the world’s hairiest men, and he’s adamant that he’s the best candidate for the job. He explains, “The Olympics belong to everyone – the common people and those with abnormalities included.” Ninety-six percent of his body is covered with hair. That said, “King Kong” probably doesn’t need anyone to “cover his back,” but 2000 gymnastics gold medal winner Xing Aowei is up to the task anyway. Aowei is publicly supporting Zhenhuan’s bid for the role of torch holder at next year’s pre-game Olympic ceremonies in Beijing.
No wonder racing champs do what they do – you can’t get a ticket during a race! Nelson Piquet, a three-time Formula One champion, no longer has a license to speed because he received too many driving violations. Risky driving must be “in the family.” Piguet’s wife, Viviane, also has an embarrassing record – she too had her license taken away for various driving violations. The couple is enrolled in a mandatory 30-hour driving education course so that they can regain their licenses. Their 21-year-old son, who is a rising star in the car racing world, must be getting plenty of practice driving his parents around!
Forget metrosexuals, now vegansexuals are in! A researcher from the New Zealand Centre of Human and Animal Studies at New Zealand’s Canterbury University interviewed 157 vegetarians as part of a study of ethical consumers, and found that a number of non-meat eaters find non-vegans unattractive, while others are simply turned off by idea of intimacy with “someone whose body is literally made up from the bodies of others who have died for their sustenance.”
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