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Miyazaki’s “Ponyo” Is One Fly Fishy

A new heroine, Ponyo, will be making her debut on American screens on August 14. The film made a whopping $165 million in Japan, where it was originally produced, and won the Japanese Academy’s award for best animation film and best score. Keep reading »

Retired Police Woman Takes Down Bank Robber With Sleeper Hold — Learn How!

This Saturday, another woman played super hero, taking down a bank robber at a Southern California Albertson’s store. Cyndi Orel, a 128-pound retired police woman, grabbed the robber and put him in a sleeper hold. The hold blocked the blood flow to his brain, causing the 220-pound guy to pass out (twice) while they waited for the police to arrive. They arrested the man and have linked him to another eight to ten robberies. [AssociatedPress]

To learn how to give your own sleeper hold, watch professional wrestler Gene Lebell’s instructional video, after the jump. Not that I’m telling you to stop bank robberies, but it might be useful in the future for a party trick? Or not? Keep reading »

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