There’s nothing like an eagle entangling itself in your parachute to turn a relaxing paragliding session over the Himalayas into a heart-pounding plunge to the ground. Fortunately for the Russian paraglider in this video, his reserve chute deployed without a hitch.
As you might have heard, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been killed. While the news came as a surprise, Gaddafi’s death was actually predicted by the short-lived, late 80s’ sitcom ‘Second Chance‘ in an episode set in the far-flung future year of 2011. Creepy!
How many firefighters does it take to get a moose out of a pool? No punchline here — the answer is nine.
After vaulting over a fence and falling through the pool cover on the night of October 7, a full-grown moose found himself stranded in a backyard swimming pool in Manchester, NH. Local firefighters staged an emergency rescue, catching the whole endeavor on camera.
The Olympic Committee may not have any plans to allow robots into the 2012 Summer Games as of yet. But if they have a change of heart, we know at least one robot who will be prepared.
Robot NO.8 Kovacs is a small Japanese robot who has the type of skills on the high bar that even the best gymnasts would envy. While he does need a little help getting onto the bar, once he’s up there, his moves can’t be beat. Watch your back, Shawn Johnson.
When it comes to traditional forms of bike racing, staying on the bike is rule number one. With Cyclocross on the other hand, dismounting and dodging obstacles is par for the course. While we’re sure Cyclocross is tons of fun, from the looks of this video, it can also be pretty painful if, like Joey, you don’t see an upcoming hurdle and take a spill on the track.
When it comes to walking across the country from California to New York, “for the heck of it” is as good a reason as any. In fact, in an age where publicity and profit seem to be much more common motives for this type of quest, 24-year-old Catherine Li’s largely under-the-radar 3,000-mile trek stands out as a true exception.
If you think breaking in a wild horse is hard, wait until you try to guide a train of speeding shopping carts around a mall.
Filmed in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, this video shows an intrepid employee of the Iscon Mega Mall wrangling several carts in a pretty creative way. Though it may look like quite a challenge (it’s hard to put away one shopping cart, let alone a few dozen) apparently this shopping cart slide happens a few times every day. Just another day at the office.
Headed down an escalator at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Dallas-based hairdresser Isis Brantley (who counts neo-soul singer Erykah Badu as a client) was stopped by TSA agents who insisted on checking her ample Afro hairstyle for explosives.
Soldiers know the value of surprise, especially when returning home from active duty to their loved ones.
When Joey found out he was getting sent home from Kuwait two weeks earlier than anticipated, he spent the three months prior planning to surprise his mom at the UPS sorting facility in Lansing, MI where she works.
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