Why do fencers shriek, and other questions about the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

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Aug. 12 2008 6:34 PM

Why Do Fencers Shriek?

And other questions about the 2008 Olympics.

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Explainer thanks Raymond Laederach of SGS, David Micahnik of the United States Fencing Coaches Association, and Virginia Polizzi of the Town House Galleria.

Juliet Lapidos is a former Slate associate editor.