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Good Things: June 9, 2010

100-year-old ping pong player 100-year-old ping pong player
Hippo brushes teeth Hippo brushes teeth

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One-hundred-years-old and with a killer forehand, Australian Dorothy de Low took the 15th World Veterans Table Tennis Championships 2010, held in China's Inner Mongolia, by storm. In her group for over-84-year olds, she won one game and lost another one to her 91-year-old opponent Matsuoka Tomie from Japan, state media said. The Centenarian has played table tennis for fifty years, first picking up a paddle when she joined a local club as a hobby. De Low came to fame late in life as the Guinness World Record holder for the oldest volunteer at the Sidney Olympic Games in 2004 and oldest athlete, state Chinese news agency Xinhua said. The World Veterans Table Tennis Championships 2010 had 2,078 players over forty years of age from 51 countries.

Beach goers in Israel were treated to a muscle bound spectacle as Universal Trucks Israel sponsored a competition to find the strongest man and woman of Tel Aviv. Naturally competitors were timed as they pulled delivery trucks along a 100-foot course near the beach. The men's champ pulled his truck in just 20 seconds. Not to be outdone, the women's champ towed her eight ton truck along the course in a time of 29 seconds. The winners both won a trip to Greece.

A hippopotamus in northern Japan is benefiting from the country's "Good Teeth Week." At the Obihiro Zoo, hundreds of people gathered to watch an employee brush the teeth of its senior hippopotamus named Dai. Naturally they used an over-sized tooth brush and the animal appeared to be very cooperative.

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