Joby Ogwyn is a just a normal guy…who enjoys extreme skydiving and speed-mountain climbing. This May, he plans to jump off the top of Mt. Everest and fly to the ground in a specially-designed nylon wingsuit.
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In 2009, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to sit down for a TV talk show interview, on The Tonight Show. Big deal. First Ladies of the United States have been showing up on TV for years—and on sitcoms to boot.
As far as cuteness is concerned, cats rule the internet. But a little Australian creature could give kitties a run for their money. Have a look at a quokka. These cat-sized marsupials can primarily be found on the islands and national parks near Perth, Australia. Sure enough, they’re pretty friendly and cheerful.
Meet “Sleepwalker,” the latest thing to roll out of the studio of Tony Matelli. The New York artist created the eerily lifelike sculpture for an exhibition at Wellesley College’s Davis Art Museum. Sleepwalker is more than a little unsettling, clad only in a pair of underwear and with his arms outstretched, as if sleepwalking.
Like the names of many scientific disciplines, “meteorologist” comes from Ancient Greek. The study of weather study kept the name meteorology, and now means a study of the atmosphere, weather, and climate.
Those weird side-by-side toilets in Sochi aren’t the only convergence of bathroom news and winter sports to make headlines. In Arizona, you can ski on snow made from pee.
What follows are three weird news stories involving animals. However, only two are real, and the other one we made up. Can you spot the fake? Check your answer at the end.
Trekking to the South Pole was once something that only the hardiest of explorers would attempt to pull off. Now everybody seems to be doing it. Even Prince Harry (for a good cause). This isn’t the first time that Harry has gone off on a risky journey. After all, the third-in-line to the British throne is a trained combat pilot and flew Apache helicopters during his deployments in Afghanistan.
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