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Grand Rapids Township snow artist Stephen Garcia dreads sunshine that will melt his sculpture. (Photo: WZZM-TV)
Grand Rapids Township snow artist Stephen Garcia dreads sunshine that will melt his sculpture. (Photo: WZZM-TV)
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Grand Rapids’ Snow Shark [Video]

The Grand Rapids Township snow shark is making headlines locally and across the country.

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Sochi Winter Olympics men's snowboard slopestyle medalists, from left, Mark McMorris, of Canada, bronze; Sage Kotsenburg, of the United States, gold; and Staale Sandbech, of Norway, silver. (Photo: Morry Gash/AP)
Sochi Winter Olympics men's snowboard slopestyle medalists, from left, Mark McMorris, of Canada, bronze; Sage Kotsenburg, of the United States, gold; and Staale Sandbech, of Norway, silver. (Photo: Morry Gash/AP)
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Winter Olympics: Why Do Olympians ‘Bite Down on Their Booty?’

By Meagan Hook | BSU at the Games

Chomping into the gold. Salivating over the silver. Biting a piece of the bronze.

One sees it with regularity during the medal ceremonies on Krasnodar-Teatralnaya Square at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

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Winter Olympics: Built for Speed, U.S.’ Innovative Under Armour Skin Suits Hit the Ice

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

Since the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, U.S. engineers in sports technology and aerospace have joined forces on a top-secret project.

What was it? Super-secret spy technology? A faster than the speed of light aircraft?

No.

The mission had one sole purpose: to make the fastest speedskaters in the world even faster.

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Virginia Church Conducts Nude Services

Well ... I ... I don't really even know what to say about this whole situation. So, I'm just going to give you the facts and let you decide what needs to be said.

There's a church in Central Virginia where all of the services are conducted by a nude minister who also encourages his congregation to attend nude.

Not even a fig leaf, man? 

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Sochi’s 9 Hours Ahead: It’s Already Time to Go Bar-Hopping at the Winter Olympics

By Ryan Howe | BSU at the Games

Traveling to Russia can have its share of ups and downs.

While one gets to experience new culture and surroundings, it also means leaving your favorite bar, club or hangout behind.

Finding one that suits your desires when overseas in places like Russia can be difficult and frustrating.

Luckily, customer reviews and tour guide Pavel Senkiv, who has an affiliation with Sochi Magazine, helped narrow a long list of nightspots in Sochi, Russia, to explore during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Just make sure to shake off your jet lag quickly, because there's a nine-hour time difference between Sochi and Grand Rapids.

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Man Fakes Being Stood Up at Restaurant to Try to Get a Free Dessert

Dishonest and manipulative?

Yes.

A good way to get a free dessert?

Maybe.

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The 10 Strangest-Looking Animals You Never Knew Existed

While Pokemon might not exist in real life, there are many fantastical beasts that do. Here we have a collection of the 10 Strangest-Looking Animals You Never Knew Existed.

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Polar Bear Cub Takes First Steps [Video]

Here is a real "awww" moment from the Toronto Zoo.

We have been to the beautiful and popular Canada zoo, and I can attest the polar bear exhibit is a beauty. Large pools, underwater viewing and a very realistic habitat all combine for a wonderful experience.

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Ski Jump Football [Video]

As cabin fever sets in, winter may have you searching for creative forms of entertainment.

Here's one idea you may not have thought of: ski jump football!

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12-Year-Old Gets Tongue Stuck To Flagpole

It seems the movie "A Christmas Story" is not a fun, family comedy.

It's an educational film.

And there's at least one 12-year-old who has never seen it.

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Woman Goes on Starbucks Diet for a Year [Video]

Talk about the next Jared maybe?

A Seattle woman fulfilled a New Year's resolution for 2013 by eating and drinking at Starbucks for the whole year. Yikes. Beautiful Existence -- yes, that's really her name -- spent about $500 to $600 on a monthly basis at Starbucks.

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Waitress Receives $1,100 in Tips After Returning Lost Money to Wrong Guy

The giving spirit is strong this time of year.

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