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Teenage pilot lands in Kenya amid record-setting flight attempt

Teenage pilot lands in Kenya amid record-setting flight attempt

CNN- A 16-year-old schoolboy who is on a quest to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo, landed his small plane in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday. Mack Rutherford, who has British and Belgian nationality, started his journey near the Bulgarian capital Sofia in March and is looking to clinch a Guinness…read more »

The Red Bull Paper Wings world paper airplane championship

The Red Bull Paper Wings world paper airplane championship

CNN- At the Red Bull Paper Wings World Final on May 14, one competitor threw a paper airplane 200.49 feet – almost the length of six school buses placed end-to-end. A standard 65-seat school bus spans about 35 feet long. Held in Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport, the event is the official paper airplane world championships and consists…read more »

5 bears found hibernating under Lake Tahoe home

5 bears found hibernating under Lake Tahoe home

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A Lake Tahoe homeowner had quite a spring surprise when she discovered five bears had hibernated under her house for the winter. At one point during the winter, the homeowner and other residents who live in the house thought they heard an odd low rumbling that sounded a lot like snoring.…read more »

This tale wags the dog: ‘Rescued by Ruby’ tells K-9’s story

This tale wags the dog: ‘Rescued by Ruby’ tells K-9’s story

Ruby, an Australian shepherd and border collie mix, ended up in a Rhode Island animal shelter as a pup because of persistent behavioral problems. Five families adopted her in turn, only for each to return her because she was too rambunctious. “She was a total knucklehead,” said shelter volunteer and dog trainer Patricia Inman, who…read more »

Bulldog Gives Birth To Bright Green Puppy

Bulldog Gives Birth To Bright Green Puppy

St. Patrick’s Day came early for one Canadian family when their dog gave birth to a healthy litter of puppies — including one little gal who came out green! The pup was a surprise all around, and not just because of her unusual coloring. Trevor Mosher and his wife Audra Rhys were anticipating the birth of seven puppies…read more »

Video shows tractor-trailer plunge off Massachusetts bridge into frigid river

Video shows tractor-trailer plunge off Massachusetts bridge into frigid river

A tractor-trailer driver in Massachusetts was lucky to walk away unscathed after his semi skidded across two lanes of traffic and plunged off a bridge into the frigid Charles River in Weston, Mass., last weekend. Video of the dramatic crash, which was released by the State Police Association of Massachusetts, shows the tractor-trailer driving off…read more »

BRITISH AIRWAYS TAIL STRIKE AT LONDON HEATHROW

BRITISH AIRWAYS TAIL STRIKE AT LONDON HEATHROW

In a video captured by Big Jet TV, the A321neo (registration G-NEOP) can be seen attempting a landing at London Heathrow (LHR) on January 31st. The plane was operating BA1307 from Aberdeen (ABZ) to LHR, having earlier operated to Geneva and back on BA736/737. Storm Corrie has brought wind gusts of up to 92mph. With…read more »