Slow television is concept that has existed for many decades but was more recently refined to the point of perfection by Norwegian state broadcaster, NRK. Characterised by lingering static shots of a singular (often very dull) subject, viewers of slow TV broadcasts have still somehow managed to be offended by them. Because of course they have.
In a lot of ways, Jimi Hendrix’s 13 month long stint in the Army in the early 60’s was a lot like his later music career, by which we mean he spent most of it playing guitar, taking drugs and sleeping till noon. You may notice that all three of those things, while undeniably rock and roll, are generally things the Army frowns upon, which is why Hendrix was eventually discharged for, amongst other things, masturbating in a toilet.
In the world of Greco-Roman wrestling the name Aleksandr Karelin is one that has entered the realm of myth and legend. Known primarily for his size and power, Karelin went undefeated almost his entire career thanks, in part, to his trademark move the Karelin Lift.
The Russians don’t exactly have a stellar reputation when it comes to cheating and athletic competition with dozens of athletes being outright banned from competing under their nation’s flag over the years for doping. In an effort to crack down on this the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) began conducting spot checks on Russian athletes, with hilarious results.
The God of War series mostly centres around the adventures of Kratos, an ash-skinned man-mountain capable of ripping a Minotaur’s dick off with his bare hands. Near perpetually angry and armed with whip-blades that turn him into a tornado of death on the battlefield, Kratos was inexplicably almost inserted into the canon of the Bible in one of his games.