The New York Times covers "The Weird and Funny Side of the Olympics." Highlights:
* The theme from the movie Jaws is played at the water polo stadium.
* At both the water polo stadium and the swimming sites, lifeguards are posted.
* At the volleyball stadium, after crowds were taught how to do the wave, they were taught how to wave their hands around in a spontaneous manner.
You don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy putting an oar in the water or, as here, a kayak paddle.