Disturbing Revelation On How China Trains Olympians Tops The Morning Links

Children ripped from their families and brutally trained to bring home the gold. Plus, the death toll from Iran's earthquakes continues to climb and, to end on a light note, the Delorean hovercraft is real now.

The death toll from a series of earthquakes in Iran over the weekend has climbed to over 200. - [HuffingtonPost]

In response to her lawsuit, Rihanna's ex-accountants say she lost those millions all on her own. - [TMZ]

IMPORTANT: Delorean hovercraft is both real and functional. - [Uproxx]

So we're just making up shit in lieu of facts on this Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart scandal now? - [TheSuperficial]

The Olympics might be over, but these 10 stars will forever be burned in our collective brains because of it. - [BleacherReport]

Use your ultrasound to get a 3D printed model of your fetus. Eww? - [HLN]

And the new face of Louis Vuitton is...Michael Phelps. - [NYMag]

Google will draw the love of content creators and the ire of everyone else with a new algorithm aimed at making it harder to pirate content. - [TheAtlanticWire]

Everyone calm down, Honey Boo Boo isn't making our culture any dumber than it already was. - [Videogum]

Headline Story: The Daily Mail talked to China's "Mandarin Mermaid" about the rigors of being selected as special enough to bring Olympic Gold home to China. Warning: Upsetting imagery. - [DailyMail]


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