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The Firefighter Olympics

Amazing video of something called “Jeux Olympiques des Pompiers” (“Olympic Games of the Firefighters”), in which Frenchmen in tights do incredible feats of skill with ladders, hoses and fire. How do you say ‘badass” in French? Oh. Babel Fish is telling me “mauvais âne.” Sorry to bother you with that easily answered question.

Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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