As America basks in the glory of Michael Phelps' ascent to Olympic dominance, it's important to not let our current triumph fool us into believing that we're infallible. Swimming just isn't as easy as the Phelpses of the world make it out to be. To prove that, let's take a look back on a now forgotten aquatic tragedy.
Like anyone else, we've been keeping our eyes on all of the breathtaking and inspiring images coming out of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. As we've been going through these soon to be iconic images, we couldn't help but notice a recurring theme. A lot of the pictures just kind of look like porn. For example ...
#6. A Touching Water Polo Moment
Taxidermy has been around in some form or another since mankind's hunter-gatherer days. From the mangy dioramas at the natural history museum to the unfortunate duck on your uncle's wall, the craft is practiced by both the fishhook-in-the-baseball-cap segment of society and highfalutin purveyors of high fashion. It requires expertise in a variety of areas to get it right. A working knowledge of sculpture and painting, as well as tanning and anatomy, are a must. Otherwise, this happens: