Category Archives: Sports

Irony: Altitude sickness stops second man on moon

Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness. The 86-year-old adventurer, who was the second man to walk on the moon, released details Sunday of his dramatic medical evacuation from Antarctica. He is continuing to recuperate in a… Read More »

Video: Eight (seven?) real hoverboards that work

The company claims Flyboard Air can reach an altitude of 10,000 feet –€ more than three times the height of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world€ — hit speeds of 93.2 mph, and fly for about 10 minutes at a time. In the test shown on video, however, the device flew at 35 mph… Read More »

Bowling a perfect game (300 score)

I beat my previous best game of 180 with a 184 today and started wondering if a perfect game, 12 strikes in a row for 300 points, has been televised. The answer is yes, several. … A handful of 300 games have been broadcast on live TV. Grazio Castellano of Brooklyn, New York was the… Read More »

Video: Dolphins Steal The Show In US Surf Contest

A pod of dolphins have shown their competitive spirit by joining a group of more than 200 surfers in California’s Rincon Classic competition.The surprise entrants drew cheers from the crowd as they joined the line-up at the contest in Santa Barbara, South California.Hundreds of spectators looked on as the pod of at least a dozen… Read More »

Australian man ‘breaks bungee jump world record’

An Australian is thought to have broken the world record for the most bungee jumps in 24 hours, local media report. Jay Phoenix began jumping from a bungee site in Queensland on Thursday at 0600 local time (2000 GMT). He completed 150 jumps by 0330 on Friday. He said he was pleased, but his ankles… Read More »

80-year-old becomes oldest man to climb Mount Everest

An 80-year-old Japanese man on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mt. Everest, officials said. Yuichiro Miura reached the top of Everest Thursday morning with his physician son Gota, mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said from the base of Everest. Miura’s achievement eclipses that of a Nepali man who climbed Everest at… Read More »

Bible of Hung Kuen Kung Fu Published

It’s the staple of almost every kung fu action film ever made: the hero is targeted for revenge after teaching the deadly and closely guarded secrets of the martial art to outsiders and, even worse, foreigners. But ask Lam Chun-fai Sifu — the 73-year-old practitioner of the 300-year-old kung fu style known as Hung Kuen… Read More »

2013 Boston Marathon Winner: Lelisa Desisa

  Born in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region, Lelisa made his breakthrough on to the senior international scene at road races in 2010, beginning with a sub-60 minute run for third place at the Zayed International Half Marathon in January. … In his debut over the marathon distance, he made one of the fastest ever debuts by… Read More »

Brazil arrests dozens of ‘corrupt policemen’

The arrests are part of “Operation Purification,” a crackdown on Rio’s historically corrupt police force [Reuters] Investigators in Rio de Janeiro have arrested 63 police officers and 11 alleged drug traffickers after a year-long bribery probe and on-going efforts to stamp out police corruption ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and Summer Olympics in… Read More »

Texting competition prize defended by US champion

A 17-year-old has out-tapped the competition to hold onto the title of being the US’s fastest texter. Austin Weirschke from Wisconsin beat 10 other competitors at the sixth National Texting Championship held in New York. Contestants had to do one task with their vision blocked and another with their hands behind their back. Mr Weirschke… Read More »

Training for Half Dome, Jogging with a weight vest?

According to this article below, a weighted vest can improve short and medium distance running speeds, but I want to get in shape to carry a 45-55 lb pack at high altitude for 7 hours per day. I have three months to prepare. … The initial results were negative. After four weeks: the runners needed… Read More »