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Swiss freestyle ski team having a blast with Olympics antics

Swiss freestyle ski team having a blast with Olympics antics

Sports
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Switzerland's freestyle ski team is having a blast at the Winter Olympics and have the videos to prove it.The team's official Instagram account includes several videos of some of the stunts they have pulled off in Pyeongchang, South Korea during the Winter Games. One video featured two team members riding a pallet jack down a ramp, pretending to be the Jamaican bobsled team from Cool Runnings."You don't see the Swiss team fighting, do you? You don't see the Swiss team drinking and carrying on and such. And you don't see the Swiss team smiling neither," the @swissfreeski account posted last week on Instagram.On Monday, the team posted an even crazier stunt. Swiss skier Fabian Bösch went up to an escalator and held the moving railing with his right hand. He let the escalator
Swiss cheese pipes: Missing lead confirms origins of Flint's water crisis

Swiss cheese pipes: Missing lead confirms origins of Flint's water crisis

Science
July 28 (UPI) -- Researchers have found evidence of missing lead in water pipes in Flint, Mich., confirming the origins of the health crisis.An analysis of the interiors of several service pipes revealed a Swiss cheese-like pattern -- the holes marking where lead used to be.The latest findings by University of Michigan scientists confirm the public explanation for the water crisis: that untreated, corrosive water caused lead to leech from the city's water pipes, poisoning thousands of Flint residents over a period of 17 months.Researchers studied the layer of lead rust from cross section samples of 10 service pipes in Flint's water system. They analyzed both the layer's texture and chemical composition, and used their observations to estimate the amount of lead leaching into the water syst...