Synchronized Swimming Faces Are Terrifyingly Hilarious

An aquatic ballet of horror. Is it just the nose plugs that make them so freakishly funny? All of these are from last week’s Olympic competition.

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Japan’s Chisa Kobayashi and Yukiko Inui

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Great Britain’s Olivia Federici and Jenna Randall

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Russia’s Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina

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France’s Sara Labrousse and Chloe Willhelm

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Russia’s Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina

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Greece’s Evangelia Platanioti and Despoina Solomou

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Italy’s Giulia Lapi and Mariangela Perrupato

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South Korea’s Park Hyun-ha and Park Hyun-sun

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Canada’s Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon and Elise Marcotte

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Ukraine’s Daria Iushko and Kseniya Sydorenko

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Greece’s Evangelia Platanioti and Despoina Solomou

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Japan’s Chisa Kobayashi and Yukiko Inui

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Canada’s Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon and Elise Marcotte

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Japan’s Yukiko Inui and Ou Liu

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Canada’s Gagnon Boudreau and Elise Marcotte

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Canada’s Gagnon Boudreau and Elise Marcotte

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Great Britain’s Olivia Federici and Jenna Randall

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Italy’s Mariangela Perrupato and Giulia Lapi

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China’s Liu Ou and Huang Xuechen

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Argentina’s Etel Sanchez and Sofia Sanchez

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Canada’s Elise Marcotte and Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon

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China’s Liu Ou and Huang Xuechen

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Japan’s Yukiko Inui and Ou Liu

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Great Britain’s Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici

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Austria’s Livia Lang and Nadine Brandl

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Great Britain’s Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici

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Austria’s Livia Lang and Nadine Brandl

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Brazil’s Lara Teixeira and Nayara Figueira

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Greece’s Evangelia Platanioti and Desponia Solomou

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Mexico’s Isabel Delgado Plancarte and Nuria Diosdado Garcia

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Mexico’s Isabel Delgado Plancarte and Nuria Diosdado Garcia

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Great Britain’s Olivia Federici and Jenna Randall

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China’s Huang Xuechen and Liu Ou

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Argentina’s Etel Sanchez and Sofia Sanchez

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China’s Xuechen Huang and Ou Liu

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Japan’s Yukiko Inui and Chisa Kobayashi

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Great Britain’s Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici

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Brazil’s Lara Teixeira and Nayara Figueira

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Czech Republic’s Sona Bernadova and Alzbeta Dufkova

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Spain’s Ona Carbonell Ballestero and Andrea Fuentes Fache

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Austria’s Nadine Brandl and Livia Lang

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Russia’s Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina

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Russia’s Svetlana Romashina and Russia’s Natalia Ishchenko

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