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What's Real And What Isn't?

I love watching the Olympics. I love being awed by the super-human feats (while very un-super-humanly splayed out on a couch in front of the TV).

So it was disappointing, to say the least, to discover that some of what we've been watching is indeed super-human, as in — fake.

Those Chinese footprints at the opening ceremony? CGI.

And now this — that adorable little Chinese girl who sang? Let's just say she's the Chinese version of Milli Vanilli.