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Russia Is Making Olympic Medals Out of a Meteor

Remember that massive meteor that crashed into the Russian town of Chelyabinsk back in February of last year? The country’s officials now have some big plans for the space rock. Ten lucky Olympians will receive medals made from the meteor, in addition to the gold ones officially sanctioned as part of the medal ceremonies. Olympic organizers should be aware that giving a stone from the dark corners of the universe—that we can’t be completely sure doesn’t have unknown powers—to an Olympic athlete is basically the recipe for creating a real life comic book superhero …

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