Plunges to the ground just minutes from the end of 2,297 ft long crossing over ravine
Miraculously walks away virtually unscathed as trees and bushes break fall
Tightrope walking without a safety net would be scary enough for most people.
But one Chinese acrobat took his extreme hobby one step further – by tip-toeing walking backwards AND blindfolded 656ft over a raging ravine.
Unfortunately, the stunt didn’t quite go to plan and the daredevil, named [...]
The bus ride lasts 3.2 years, which sounds a bit dull, but it is always exciting when it drives by Planet Earth.
Asteroid 2012 JU passed within 119,000 miles of our planet on Sunday night, just a whisker away from us in astronomical terms.
Indeed, the bus-sized rock came closer to us than the moon does, with our celestial partner spinning around us at a distance of 238,000 miles.
Luckily, we were never [...]
WASHINGTON — House Republicans, feeling they have scored significant fiscal victories, are moving on to an even bigger challenge: persuading voters, state legislatures and Democrats to alter the Constitution with a balanced budget amendment.
In a meeting with his conference on Monday, Speaker John A. Boehner told members that the best thing they could do during the August recess was to sell their constituents on the [...]
Oil rose to settle at its highest level since August 2008 on Wednesday after an airstrike near Libya‘s oil infrastructure raised more fears the OPEC nation’s oil sector could become a target in embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi’s efforts to hold power.
News of the strike in Brega, about kilometers (1.2 miles) from a Libyan oil terminal, added to two weeks of fears the unrest could [...]
“The world should â€œbe preparedâ€ for even higher food prices next year if cereal production fails to increase significantly, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.
The warning from the UNâ€™s Food and Agriculture Organisation came as the body forecast that the global bill for food imports will top $1,000bn for just the second time, adding to fears of rising inflation in emerging countries from China to India.
It said the food import [...]