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Five People That Had A Worse Weekend Than You: Busted Noses, Bowling and Bears

To be honest, it’s 9pm on Sunday night and it’s hard to think of something clever here. I’m tired, the Real Housewives are on, and my eyeballs don’t want to stare at this laptop anymore so let’s get to it.

Mike Perry

Mike Perry, a 27-year-old MMA fighter from Flint, Michigan had a match against Vicente Luque in Uruguay on Saturday night, and it didn’t end the way he wanted. See exhibit A:

The nose injury was cased by a flying knee from Luque and while that probably would have been enough to bring down most men, Perry continued fighting until the last round. He was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery and sent this message to his fans:

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Still cant knock me out

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Keep that positive attitude, dude. [Via Daily Mail]

Jean Perez Faure

In other sports news, Faure was stripped of his gold medal in men’s doubles bowl after he tested positive for chlorthalidone, giving the United States the top medal in the event. What sport are we talking about, you ask?

Bowling.

The event was part of the Pan American games in Lima, Peru. As a result of the test, the Puerto Rican team was disqualified, giving the gold to Americans Jakob Butturff and Nick Pate, with Colombia moving up to the silver and Mexico getting the bronze. In a statement, the Pan American Sports Organization, “The procedures used to take and analyze the samples are being carried out according to the Pan American Games anti-doping rules that were approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency.”

Umm….can someone explain to me how doping would help in bowling? I’m seriously asking. [Via ESPN]

People in Washington D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Seattle and Chicago

Do you live in one of these five cities? Well, sorry to tell you, but you are probably overworked.

By looking at factors such as how many hours people work in a week, how long their commutes are, how many vacation days they take and how much paid family leave they’re offered, a study released by the mobile technology company Kisi last week found that these five cities have the most overworked people in America. Looking for a better work/life balance? Try San Diego, Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis and New York.

But no matter where you live in the U.S., you are probably still more overworked than some international locations like Helsinki, Munich and Oslo.

We are so crushing it here in America. [Via CNN]

Mike Posner

He might be cooler than you, but he’s one unlucky son of a bitch.

Posner has been trekking across the U.S. when he was bitten on the left leg by a baby rattlesnake on Wednesday, causing the singer-songwriter to be airlifted to a hospital.

Posner started his journey on April 15 in New Jersey, with a goal of making it to Venice, CA by October in honor of both his late father and the late DJ Avicii; each time he crosses a state line, he releases a new song.

For now, Posner is starting to recover, using a walker in the hospital to get back on his feet.

Feel better, dude. [Via TMZ]

This Home Owner

All I really needed to read was this headline:

Bear breaks through wall of Estes Park home “like the ‘Kool-Aid Man'”

Estes Park is in Colorado, and the police department shared the details on Facebook:

Mmmm….[Via The Denver Channel]

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