The Ten Funniest Names in the 2012 Olympics Include China's Dong Dong and Canada's Victoria Poon:
A website called Sports Pickle went through all the Olympic athletes, and picked out the 60 funniest names in the 2012 Games. Most of them aren't great . . . like, they picked that famous runner USAIN BOLT. But some of them are EXCELLENT.
Here are our ten favorites . . .
#1.) Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong.
#2.) Canadian swimmer Victoria Poon.
#3.) Austrian heptathlete Ivona Dadic.
#4.) South Korean pole vaulter Yoo Suk Kim.
#5.) New Zealand cyclist Jack Bauer . . . like from "24".
#6.) Swiss equestrian athlete Werner Muff.
#7.) Canadian track star Gavin Smellie.
#8.) Japanese volleyball player Yoshie Takeshita.
#9.) Chinese sailor Aichen Wang.
#10.) A track and field athlete from Trinidad and Tobago named . . . Sparkle McKnight.
Here Are the 10 Coolest Cities in America:
The listmakers at "Forbes" magazine came out with a ranking of the coolest cities in America. Coolness was based on entertainment options, bars and restaurants, average age, and employment statistics. Here are the top 10:
#1.) Houston, Texas: The average age was 33, which was the youngest of any big city.
#2.) Washington, D.C.
#3.) Los Angeles, California.
#4.) Dallas, Texas.
#5.) Seattle, Washington.
#6.) San Diego, California.
#7.) Boston, Massachusetts.
#8.) Orange County, California.
#9.) San Francisco: Their average age of 41 hurt their coolness.
#10.) New York City: High unemployment and an average age of 37 hurt them.
The Dallas Cowboys Owner Says He Misses the Team's Glory Hole Days and "I Want Me Some Glory Hole":
JERRY JONES is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. And he most definitely does NOT know what the modern definition of a GLORY HOLE is.
Jones was being interviewed on a Dallas Cowboys radio show this weekend, to discuss the current state of the Cowboys. And he said, quote, "I've been here when it was the glory hole days, and when it wasn't.
"And so, having said that, I want me some glory hole."
His PR guy jumped in VERY quickly to tell everyone that, quote, "glory hole is a commonly-used expression in oil and gas exploration business." Jones made his fortune in the oil industry.
Six Things You Can't Do at the Olympics in London:
Forbes.com has a list of weird things you're not allowed to do at the Olympics in London. It's kind of interesting, even if you're not going. Here are the top six.
#1.) You Can't Share an Internet Connection. You're not allowed to use mobile hotspots. And if your cell phone can put out a wi-fi signal, you're not supposed to use that either.
#2.) You Can't Take Pictures and Sell Them. You have to agree not to when you buy a ticket. And if you tape something and post it on YouTube, it'll get taken down.
#3.) You Can't Play Bagpipes. You're also not allowed to use whistles, drums, or rattles. And unlike the World Cup in 2010, vuvuzelas aren't allowed either.
#4.) You Can't Write Something Negative Online When You're Linking to the Official Website. According to the terms and conditions, you can't say anything that's, quote, "false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise objectionable."
#5.) You Can't Pay with Your MasterCard. When you're inside the Olympic grounds, you either have to use a Visa card or pay cash.
#6.) You Can't Go to an Event and Hold Up a Country's Flag if They Don't Have Athletes Competing . The only exceptions are Scotland, Wales, and England.