(May 24) -- And I thought I was a badass when I ran my first marathon in January. It was cold, yeah -- especially for being in Disney World. We awoke to 22-degree temperatures and ran the 26.2-mile course with no peeks of sun or heaters. We were freezing.
As I sit here thinking of that day, I can't help but feel completely tiny compared with Lewis Pugh, the first man to actually swim under Mount Everest
He did it in 34-degree water, with an ambient temperature well below freezing, at an elevation of 17,000 feet above sea level. And he did it wearing only a swim cap, goggles and a pair of Speedos.
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British environmental campaigner Lewis Pugh completes his swim in Lake Pumori at an altitude of 5,300 meters, below the summit of Mount Everest, on Saturday. Everest Ridge, Mount Everest and Mount Nuptse, left to right, can be seen in the background.
Despite what commonly happens in temperatures that low, his gonads are gigantic.
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Oh, man, have I been looking forward to this day for a long, long time. I adore Mark Twain. I defy you to find anyone even remotely interested in writing who doesn't. The guy was a genius, and his writing is not only compelling, it's genuinely enjoyable to read. Today marks the day that Twain stated his full autobiography could finally be published
. I, for one, can't wait to see who he talks smack to and how much he hates religion and political figures -- the only three reasons I can fathom why he'd want to wait 100 years for the writing to surface.
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It seems New Jersey, the state in our union with a reputation for smelling horrible, just got a little more fetid
. A large infestation of stink bugs has made its way into the Garden State. In other news, the new cast of "Jersey Shore" has made its debut.
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