In today's edition of "huh, neat": did you know that British actor Jason Statham was a diver back in the motherland who participated in a few Olympic trials?
The Commonwealth Games are underway in Scotland, as representatives from all the territories of the Queen's realm battle it out in athletic competitions both Olympic and non-Olympic.
Australian field hockey players Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris are in Glasgow, Scotland, for the Commonwealth Games, and earlier today posted a photo with an unexpected guest to Twitter. They knew what they were doing, thus making it not a true photobomb, but we'll allow it. Watch out, ladies! She's got morphine!
If you've ever been fat, lazy, addicted to cigs and junk food or old, or if you have a job, you might find Steve Way's story inspiring.
It turns out the Indian government couldn't even keep track of the number of people killed during construction for the Commonwealth Games. But, you know, totally worth it to beat Antigua AND Barbuda in lawn bowling. [Times of India]
Solidifying their place as the badasses of international competition, the Australian Commonwealth Games team vandalized a room and threw a washing machine out of an 8th story window at the athletes' village.
Papua New Guinea's Sapolai Yao — all 4'10" of him — was disqualified in the steeplechase finals of the Commonwealth Games for using a potted plant to clamber over the hurdle.
The bad news: used condoms are clogging toilets and pipes at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The good news, according to the organizers: At least people are having safe sex. [Reuters]
Sales of the Vuvuzela are reportedly skyrocketing in India, meaning that bastard horn will make its reappearance at the Commonwealth Games, which are kind of like the Olympics for countries full of brown people that have an old white lady on their money.
Newspaper ledes you'll hopefully never see in America: "Fierce langur monkeys and snake charmers have been deployed at several Commonwealth Games venues across New Delhi to try to protect athletes and delegates from simian and reptile attack." [NZH](ViaTom Kolak)