Monthly Awesome February foolish and funny things thread

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  1. Nick84

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    She reached the 2018 Winter Olympics through a combination of cunning, awareness and exploitation of a sheer lack of female halfpipe skiers. Qualification for the Olympics involves achieving a certain number of top-30 World Cup finishes, and Swaney ensured she achieved 13 of them by simply turning up and competing at events where there were fewer than 30 athletes competing.

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  2. Boots

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    sad.
     
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    I don't have words for that.....
     
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    She played the system to get in. Got her ranking by going to competitions with low attendance.
     
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    Hahaha i seen that this morning. Funnest story i have heard in a long time. She is something else.
     
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    Bravo to her for making it to the Olympics
     
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    Man he must have been going quick or had a lot of weight behind him to break that
     
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    When you build a shower for your ex...


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    At 9:17 a.m. ET (6:17 a.m. PT), on Thursday, February 22, SpaceX is scheduled to launch a new Earth-observing satellite into orbit for Spain, but the peripheral missions of this launch may completely overshadow that primary purpose.

    Nestled inside the rocket fairings, atop the same Falcon 9 rocket that launched the FORMOSAT-5 mission back in August 2017, areHisdesat’s PAZ satellite, equipped with a high-resolution radar instrument for observing the Earth's surface, along with two of SpaceX's very own cubesats. These experimental cubesats, if they perform as expected, will lead to the launch of SpaceX's Starlink constellation, which will provide broadband internet to even the most remote regions of the planet. According to Musk, the name, Starlink, was inspired by John Green's novel, A Fault in Our Stars.

    In addition to these added passengers, SpaceX will also be making their first attempt to retrieve the rocket fairings- the 'clam-shells' that enclose the satellites, at the top of the rocket. This is something they've been hoping to do for some time now. They managed to get the fairings from a launch back in March 2017 safely back to Earth, using parachutes and thrusters, but it is unknown whether they were actually usable, afterward. Given that each pair of fairings costs the company several million dollars, being able to recover them and reuse them would make their satellite launches even cheaper.

    In order to increase their chances of recovering reusable fairings, SpaceX has brought in a little help for this attempt. Standing by, out on the Pacific Ocean, will be an ocean-going platform, similar to the company's two droneships, which is equipped with extendable arms and a giant net.

    Mr. Steven, as the ship is called, will follow the descending fairings and attempt to catch them in the net, for their eventual return to land.

    SpaceX has become very good at landing boosters on ships at sea. Let's see how they can do with other parts of the rocket!

     
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    I think the more impressive thing was how shitty Forrest faught. Drunk or something
     
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    No way he was drunk. He set the 100m dash world record running out of the cage after the fight
     
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    Some say, he's still running
     
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    Canadian defenceman Jocelyne Larocque says she wishes she hadn't taken off her silver medal almost immediately after it was placed around her neck at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

    Larocque issued a statement through Team Canada apologizing to the IOC, International Ice Hockey Federation, the Pyeongchang Olympic Organizing Committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Hockey Canada and her teammates and fans.

    She says her emotions got the best of her Thursday after a 3-2 shootout loss to the United States and she meant no disrespect. Larocque says she takes being a role model and representing Canada seriously and is truly sorry that her actions did not represent her values or those of her family and team.

    The general manager of Canada's national team programs says they expect professionalism and sportsmanship from their players.
     
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    Good. It was a shitty thing to do.
     
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    you play to win, not win a good try ribbon.

    nhl players dont get a smaller, less amazing stanley cup. id take the medal off too.
     
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    I don't think you could make the women's team.
     
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    If your mom followed that logic, she'd have left you at the hospital.
     
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    Sorry, just trying to top DugganDuggan
     
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    No that was quite good, and Beaker can take it.
     
  33. Beaker

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    Just like your sister can.

    This applies to boots as well.

    And seriously they looked like that nchl learn to play hockey school
     
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