An amateur video of the night raid was posted to YouTube Monday:
Friday, September 30, 2011
How many cars do you usually leap over at one time, when you do that? British long-jumper and Olympic hopeful J.J. Jegede can clear at least three, as he demonstrates in this video shot near the Tower Bridge in London. (A nifty time-lapse picture of Jegede's 20-foot jump lives here.) Jegede's personal best is 8.04 meters—still not enough to qualify for the Olympics, but there's still time.
If you'd like to compete in next year's Olympic long-jumping contest, you'll have to be able to jump over at least four cars. They can be Mini Coopers or something else—it really doesn't matter. If you can't afford your own practice cars, just go to the nearest mall parking lot and train there. Nobody will mind if you tell them you're doing it for your country.
Meet Teddy, a three-year-old from Canada and devoted Justin Bieber fan. In this video, Teddy is having a ball watching Bieber on TV when he turns wise-beyond-his-years and explains what it is about the pop star and fellow Canadian that he isn't quite so impressed with.
An interactive balance board and 119 interconnected sections form the core of the structure. Each section is connected via a pivot and bolt system which lets the bench bend and flex according to each person's unique physical profile. It's supposedly comfortable like a hammock, but made of wood.
You're supposed to sit, lounge, climb, jump, rock, or push the bench. You can even crawl inside, if you're not too claustrophobic.
Roz Savage is about to set a world record as the first woman to row solo across the three largest oceans of the world. You may think she's an extreme athlete, but she's actually a lot like you and me.
Savage was a management consultant in London for eleven years before she dropped everything to become an adventurer and an advocate for the environment. She decided to embark on her historic ocean row to highlight environmental issues and encourage people to live more sustainably.
Savage's trip across the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans was broken up into several stages which were completed over the course of six years. From 2006 to 2011, she used 5 million oar strokes to travel over 15,000 miles. Savage is now at the end of her passage across the Indian Ocean and is expected to hit land on October 4th. You can follow her progress on her blog.