The Olympics are coming to Sochi, Russia and the country doesn’t want any of its citizens looking chubby in front of all those finely tuned athletes. So it’s rewarding subway riders with a free ticket if they can manage to squat 30 times in front of specially installed transit machines in the Moscow subway system. It’s a win-win-win: Passengers get a free ticket and some quick cardio and Russia gets publicity for the Sochi games. [Mashable]
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Have you ever seen those ads for the Ab Circle Pro and said to yourself, “Maybe it will help be get rock hard abs with only a few minutes of workout a day”? Well, it apparently doesn’t, as the company behind the device has agreed to pay up to $25 million in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations of deceptive advertising.