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>Face-slapping game in Russia
俄罗斯举办打脸锦标赛

 

The Russian city of Krasnoyarsk recently hosted the country's first-ever amateur face-slapping championship, which had participants slap each other across the face until one of them got knocked out.
俄罗斯城市克拉斯诺雅茨克近日举办了该国首个业余打脸锦标赛,参赛者互扇耳光,直到其中一方被打倒。

Competitors faced each other across a small table similar to the ones used in arm-wrestling competitions, and hit each other across the face with the palm of their hands.
选手们隔着一张小桌子(和扳手腕比赛用的小桌子类似)面对面,用手掌扇对方耳光。

Ideally, one of the two men would be knocked out by the slap, but if both were left standing after taking three slaps, a judge would decide the winner based on power and technique.
理想情况下,其中一个人会被扇倒,但如果在互相扇了三个耳光后双方都屹立不倒,裁判就会根据打脸的力度和技巧来判定获胜者。

Apparently, organizers didn't think it was necessary to have different weight categories, which allowed 28-year-old Vasily Kamotsky, a 168-kg farmer and fitness enthusiast, to decimate the competition.
显然,主办方认为没有必要按参赛者的体重来分级,所以才让28岁的瓦西里•卡莫茨基——一个体重168公斤的农民兼健身爱好者——以终结者姿态赢得了比赛。

Kamotsky easily won the face-slapping contest and got 30,000 rubles as a prize. He also became an overnight sensation after videos of the competition went viral online.
卡莫茨基轻而易举地赢得了比赛,获得3万卢布(3139元人民币)的奖金。由于比赛视频在网上疯传,他一夜成名。

Organizers have already invited him to take part in another face-slapping contest, this time against professional athletes.
主办方已经邀请他去参加另外一场打脸比赛,这一次对手都是专业运动员。

 

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>System warns 'phone zombies'
警示装置让'低头族'看路

 

A city in South Korea has installed flickering lights and laser beams at a road crossing to warn "smartphone zombies" to look up and drivers to slow down, in the hope of preventing accidents.
日前,韩国某市在十字路口安装了闪灯装置和激光束,提醒"低头族"们抬头看路,并让驾驶员减速,避免意外发生。

The designers of the system were prompted by growing worries that more pedestrians glued to their phones will become casualties in a country that already has some of the highest road fatality and injury rates among developed countries.
韩国的交通致死率和伤亡率在发达国家中居于高位。人们日益担心越来越多的行人因为低头看手机而在交通事故中受伤,设计人员据此设计了这套提醒装置。

In addition to red, yellow and blue LED lights on the pavement, "smombies" - smartphone zombies - will be warned by a laser beam projected from power poles and an alert sent to the phones by an app that they are about to step into traffic.
除了设置在人行道的红黄蓝三色LED路灯,从电线杆投射出来的激光束以及应用程序传送到手机的提醒也可对正要过马路的"低头族"发出警告。

The multidimensional warning system is operated by radar sensors and thermal cameras and comes with a price tag of 15 million won per crossing.
这套多重警示系统由雷达传感器与热感应相机运作,每个路口的安装费用为1500万韩元(约8.9万人民币)。

 

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>Tall, slim women live longer
又高又瘦的女性更长寿

 

A woman's height and weight appear to play a greater part in her chance of enjoying a long life than a man's, according to a study investigating a person's likelihood of reaching the age of 90.
一项有关人活到90岁概率的调查研究显示,相较于男性,女性的身高和体重似乎在长寿方面发挥了更大的作用。

Women who are taller than average, standing at 5ft 9 inches or above, were 31% more likely to enter their ninth decade compared with those standing at 5ft 3 inches or less, the study suggested.
研究显示,身高高于平均水平,即身高在5英尺9英寸(175厘米)以上的女性活到90岁的概率比身高在5英尺3英寸(160厘米)以下的女性高31%。

The same result wasn't found in men.
同样结果在男性身上没有发现。

And while exercising was found to boost the lifespan, working out for one hour a day was best suited to women before the effects plateaued. In men, there was no such cap.
研究人员发现,锻炼能延长寿命,但对女性来说每天锻炼1小时最佳,这之后的锻炼效果就到顶了。对男性来说,不存在这个时间上限。

"Thus, we advise the readers to adapt a healthy weight and at least 60 min of physical activity a day," researchers said.
因此,研究人员建议读者保持健康的体重,每天最少锻炼1小时。

 

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>'The Scream' is not screaming
'呐喊'画中人并非在呐喊

 

The figure in Edvard Munch's iconic artwork, "The Scream", is not actually screaming, as is widely assumed, the British Museum said. Instead, it is reacting to a scream.
大英博物馆称,爱德华•蒙克的经典画作《呐喊》中的主人公其实不像人们普遍以为的那样,是在呐喊或尖叫,而是对尖叫作出反应。

Munch, a Norwegian artist, finished the first painting in 1893, but made several more versions.
挪威艺术家蒙克于1893年完成了第一幅《呐喊》画作,但之后又创作了其他几个版本。

Munch made clear what was going on in an inscription on a rarely seen black-and-white version of the image, which Munch annotated with the words "I felt the great scream throughout nature."
蒙克在一幅罕见的黑白版《呐喊》上题词道:"我感觉到了划破大自然的宏伟呐喊",这句话清楚表明了《呐喊》创作的本意。

According to Giulia Bartrum, who is curating a Munch exhibition at the British Museum which features the black-and-white lithograph, this shows that the figure is hearing the scream rather than making it.
据大英博物馆蒙克画展的策展人朱莉亚•巴图鲁姆介绍,蒙克画展中即将展出的这幅黑白版画表明,画中人是听到了尖叫,而不是在尖叫。

In the decades since, the image has morphed into a universal symbol for anxiety, and is clearly referenced in the "person screaming" emoji.
几十年来,这幅画演变成了焦虑的普遍象征,并因此衍生出了表情符号"尖叫者"。

According to the emoji tracker website, it is the 53rd most frequently used emoji.
"表情符号追踪者"网站显示,"尖叫者"在最常使用的表情符号中排第53位。

 

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