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When someone says the phrase “Chinese factory worker” the word “adorable” doesn’t usually come to mind. Until now…

For more pics, follow the link. From MacRumors via Gizmodo:

Not sure if this is or is not the ‘norm’ but I just received my brand new iPhone here in the UK and once it had been activated on iTunes I found that the home screen (the screen you can personalise with a photo) already had a photo set against it !!!!

It would appear that someone on the production line was having a bit of fun – has anyone else found this ?

Shooter Matt Emmons lost the gold in Athens for shooting when, inexplicably, he shot at the wrong target in the finals. Not to be outdone, he made it back to the Olympic finals and this time lost the gold when his gun went off before he had aimed. Sounds like Mr. Emmonds has performance anxiety.

I feel sorry for his wife. Though not that sorry because she won both Gold & Silver in shooting for the Czech Republic this year… Awkward!

From the Chicago Tribune:

BEIJING – Something happens to Matt Emmons of Browns Mills, N.J., when he reaches the final of the three-position rifle event.

Four years ago in Athens, it appeared as if he were on his way to a gold medal when he cross-fired and hit the wrong target. That day wasn’t a total loss. He met his future wife, a Czech shooter, when she came to console him.

Perhaps something good also will come from Sunday’s mishap, when he got an itchy trigger finger in the final, fired too soon, missed the target completely and dropped from first to fourth place.

“I didn’t feel my finger shaking, but I guess it was,” said Emmons, who last week won a silver medal in men’s prone. “I realized it went off and I hoped it made it into the black. I call it a freak of nature.”

China’s Qiu Jian got the gold medal.

Emmons got a big hug from his wife, Katerina, who has won a gold and silver here for Czech Republic.