A hunter in Utah took 27 birdshot pellets to the buttocks on Wednesday when his dog stepped on his shotgun. The man, 46, left the gun on the bow of his boat while duck hunting with a friend. He was standing 10 feet from the boat when gun discharged but is recovering with only minor injuries.
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On Monday, boulderer Daniel Woods flashed Fred Nicole's Entlinge in Murgtal, Switzerland, sending the V14/15 problem on his first try. It is the most challenging flash ever completed. First established by Nicole in 2005, Entlinge has only been climbed a handful of times. The hardest known flash had been Adam Ondra's V13/14 ascent of Confessions.
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Two farmers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh released a bag of poisonous snakes at a government office on Tuesday in retaliation for attempted bribery by government officials. They men had asked for tax receipts on their land but were repeatedly denied the documents. They set free some 40 snakes, including cobras. None of the office's employees or visitors were injured and the snakes were later captured.
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Speedo unveiled a new three-piece swim-suit system on Wednesday that could be faster than the now-banned full-body suits used in the 2008 Olympics. Speedo’s new outfit combines a regulation suit, swim cap, and goggles. It has already been approved by Fina, swiming's governing body, and works to improve oxygen efficiency and reduce drag. Speedo-sponsored athlete Michael Phelps, who plans to wear the system at the 2012 London Olympics, said he believes swimmers may be able to break records... Read More
A Vermont man was partially swallowed by a sandbar as he attempted to cross the Dirty Devil River in eastern Utah last Wednesday. Robert Tesar, 25, was 23 days into an expedition with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) when he sank to his waist in the soft riverbed. Unable to free Tesar, and concerned about the 40-degree temperatures, the NOLS group activated an emergency beacon. After 13 hours, a volunteer crew from Wayne County working in conjunction with Classic Lifeguard Helicop... Read More