The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the luge

February 15, 2018

New Delhi (CNN)There is a video of Olympic athlete Shiva Keshavan sledding down a winding road in the foothills of the Himalayas. India’s only Olympic competitor in luge in the 2018 Winter Games, Keshavan practices on the mountainous roads of northern India — not because he wants to, but because he has no choice. India does not yet have a professional luge track, nor is it likely to build one…


Norway’s Olympic team meant to order 1,500 eggs. Because of a translation error, they got 15,000

February 10, 2018

(CNN)Anyone know how to say “we ordered too many eggs” in Norwegian? “When the truck showed up, they started to carry in the eggs. After a while, they [the chefs] thought it lasted so long, it never stopped,” Halvor Lea, spokesman for the Norwegian Olympic Committee, told CNN. So they asked the driver how many eggs were there. The driver replied 15,000. “They said themselves that it was a Google…


After the Eagles’ Super Bowl win, the Philly police scanner was pure poetry

February 8, 2018

(CNN)As was expected, the city of Philadelphia reacted to their well-earned Super Bowl with brotherly grace and aplomb. “You have at least 19,000 people headed to Center City.” “You see that guy traveling on the pole on Walnut. Can you try to get down there?” “Got a Christmas tree fire. Tell ’em get the fire extinguisher out of my truck to put it out.” “They are climbing the statues outside…