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It's not easy to find video of the London 2012 Olympics on the Internet â€” even on YouTube. And that's inspiring people to "interpret" the Summer Games for themselves. For instance, you can see puppet shows, 8-bit video, and Taiwanese animation, all related to the Olympics... or, at least sort of related.
Here are some of my favorites â€” feel free to put yours into the comment section below:
Last week in Estes Park, Colo., a black bear with a sweet tooth took advantage of a candy shop's defective front door to walk in and out seven times over 20 minutes â€” each time taking some of the treats outside and then coming back in to enjoy more.
Sure, you might spend a lot of time on your couch, as you watch the Summer Olympics. And hey, maybe you've drifted a couple pounds above your fighting weight. But there's all kinds of athletes competing in London â€” one of them has to be around the same size as you, right?
Now you can find that out, thanks to the BBC, whose site has an interactive chart that lets you enter your height and weight â€” and then tells you which two Olympic athletes you most resemble.
You could soon pay for a latte at Starbucks simply by walking into the store with a smartphone in your pocket and giving the cashier your name.
Square, a San Francisco-based payments startup unveiled a deal Wednesday with the world's largest coffee chain that will move its mobile payments products into Starbucks stores around the U.S. starting this fall.