Paralympic Jokes and Trivia
Will and Guy present their collection of funny paralympic jokes.
Algie is showing two young American girls around Soho in London and they stop at a Pelican crossing. Algie presses the button and 10 seconds later the pedestrian signal goes 'bleep-bleep-bleep-bleep....'
'Whats that for?' asked one of the girls. 'Oh thats just to let the blind know that the lights have changed' said the bloke. 'My Gaad' she said, really shocked, 'in the States we don't even let them drive...'
5 wheelchair athletes have been banned from the Paralypic games after they tested positive for WD40.
Pelops, a prince from Lydia sought the hand of the daughter of King Oinomaos of Pisa, namely Hippodamia. Oinomaos had declared that his daughter's suitors should compete with him in a chariot race; winning it he gets Hippodamia as his wife; but on losing it, he would be beheaded.
Pelops with his charioteer Myrtilos secretly replaced the bronze linchpins of the King's chariot with wax linchpins. During the race, the wax melted and Oinomaos was thrown from his chariot and died. Pelops and Hippodamia got married and Pelops celebrated his victory with the Olympic Games.
According to another myth, poet Pindar, in his Olympian Ode, tells the tale of how King Augeas of Elis reneged on his promise to reward Herakles for cleaning his stables. Herakles attacked and sacked Elis and started the Olympic Games in honour of his father Zeus.
A man has spent 300 painstaking hours building a replica of the London 2012 Olympic Park out of Lego. Warren Elsmore used about 250,000 bricks to create the venues and structures including Anish Kapoor's Orbit, the Aquatics Centre and the Olympic Stadium.
The model can be viewed at the Danish Village in St Katherine Docks until 12th August.
The 29 designs show Olympic and Paralympic sports
New 50 pence coins commemorating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been launched. The coins each feature one of 29 sports on the reverse and have been designed by people from England and Wales.
The designers range from a Manchester policeman and a delivery driver from Reading to a bank clerk from Preston and a Bristol schoolgirl. They share the honour of seeing their designs come into circulation and also knowing that, like every UK coin in general use, it has been approved by the Queen and the Treasury.
The 50 pence pieces feature well-known sports such as sailing, swimming and basketball, but also lesser-known disciplines including handball and the Paralympic sport boccia.
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