Reading While Eating for April 18: Highs and Lows

Wednesday's links feature sky-high sports and underground living quarters.

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Crew members of the Guayas-Ecuadorian Tall Ship stand atop the mast as they make their way up the Mississippi River into the Port of New Orleans during NOLA Navy Week, and the commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812

Play Ball: Tennis on water? Basketball on ice? These 25 photos show off sports in unlikely locations. (BuzzFeed)

TIME 100: Check out our annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. (TIME)

Low Luxury: A planned hotel in Shanghai will have 16 of its 19 floors built underground. (The Daily What)

Tight Quarters: Sometimes, though, underground Chinese digs aren’t all that luxurious. Check out these tiny apartments in Beijing. (Flavorwire)

Getaway Car: What happens if you drive away from a gas station with the gas pump still in your car? (Mental Floss)

Adorable Animation: Watch a heroic rescue — that came a few seconds too late. (Viral Viral Videos)