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Source: CBS News

The Flat Earth movement: A society of disbelievers in scientific fact

Today 02:24 GMT

Earth is actually "flatter than a pancake," said Nathan Thompson, part of a movement of people who call themselves Flat Earthers.

Patricia Steere, who is one of what you might call the "stars" of today's Flat Earth movement (which mostly orbits around YouTube), told Silva-Braga, "Probably most people who hear of it will laugh at it, think we're idiots.

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Source: DW

Germany's Patrick Lange wins 2018 Ironman World Championship

Sunday 23:40 GMT

Patrick Lange won the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii on Saturday and became the first athlete to break the eight-hour mark in the grueling event.

The Ironman World Championship is a monumental test of endurance that comprises 3.86km (2.4 miles) of swimming, 180.25km (112 miles) of cycling and a marathon-length 42.2km (26.2 miles) of running. Patrick Lange won the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii on Saturday and became the first athlete to break the eight-hour mark in the grueling event.

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Source: Common Domain

The Next Big Swim After the English Channel

Sunday 20:54 GMT

David Zovickian, a Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club member in San Francisco who has helped people train for the English Channel, suggests new open-water swimmers start 20 to 30 yards off shore—close enough to stand if they start getting panicked or fatigued.

Having made it to Alcatraz and France, a San Francisco lawyer hooked on open-water swimming trains for another long-distance plunge


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