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The 5 Best Pupils In My Swim Class For Badgers

I teach badgers how to swim. It’s not always easy, and I’m not always successful. But sometimes a badger comes along who shows real aptitude for swimming. Here are the students in my swim class for badgers who are clear standouts. 1. Hazel I’ve been teaching an illegal swim class for badgers in the pool in my backyard for about four years now, and I don’t know if I’ve ever had a student who’s shown as much improvement as Hazel. She came to me with no prior swimming experience and…

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Guy Finds Iguana Swimming 4 Miles Offshore and Brings Him Back to Land

Steve from Key West Kayak Fishing was coming in from an offshore fishing trip when he noticed a weird shaped object floating in the distance. On YouTube he explains: All I could see were the multiple fins running down its back so I though it was some sort of palm frond, but it just didn’t look right. I ended up stopping and noticed that it started swimming. It was pretty crazy seeing this guy so far out. I have seen plenty swimming around the islands, but never one that far…

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Lunatic Rides Inflatable Pizza Slice Off 300 ft Iceberg in Greenland

The National Geographic Team recently completed a gruelling 6 week expedition to Southeast Greenland and celebrated with crew member Ethan Pringle sending it off a huge iceberg on an inflatable pizza. The mission saw Mike Libecki climb the hardest route in the country up an unnamed mountain; a burly first ascent on uncharted terrain. On the long boat ride back to Tasiilaq, Ethan Pringle wasn’t done with “firsts” and decided to ride an inflatable pizza slice down a 300 foot iceberg, launching into the icy Arctic water below. [via Nat…

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Ryan Lochte cleared of criminal false robbery report charge in Rio incident

An appellate court in Brazil has dismissed a criminal case against the six-time Olympic gold medalist by a 2-1 margin Ryan Lochte has been cleared of 10-month suspension for the incident. The new father was schedule to compete at the LA Invitational on the Southern California campus where he trains and now represents Trojan Swim Club, though he

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