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The internet loves Olympic luge

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The internet loves Olympic luge
Posted at 6:30 AM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 07:30:39-05

Luge has been the talk of the 2018 Olympic games for more reason than one.

Firstly, for its danger. Lugers can exceed speeds of 90 miles per hour while riding an open-faced sled with little protection other than a helmet.

One small mistake can set an athlete flying into the walls, which was the unfortunate reality for US luger Emily Sweeney

Luckily, she remained conscious and was transported to the hospital for further testing.

Then, the sport became a talking point due to its ability to create some interesting camera shots and even spurred a now infamous Buzzfeed article about bulges.

But, the height for luge related internet memes came on Valentine's Day, when the world was introduced to doubles luge.

Not everyone seems to understand the purpose of having two people cramming into a tiny sled and hurdling themselves down the ice, but one thing is certain -- the internet loves luge. And luge definitely loves the attention.