Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid Drops the Copa Del Rey

If you are Real Madrid, and you waited 18 years to win the Copa Del Rey, and you did it by defeating your arch nemesis and rivals Barcelona, how do you celebrate?

Champagne? Done.
Parade? Done.
Open roof bus? Done.
Drop the cup under the bus? Done and done!

Here, watch. It's a boring video, if you're a non-Real Madrid fan, but check out the :06 mark (actual dropping of the cup and bus running over it) and :40 mark (where you can kind of see the cup under the front wheel of the bus):

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One of the Best Slides in Baseball has a video of a high school kid who does an awesomely creative slide at home plate during his baseball team's game. I am not able to embed the video on my blog, but here's a link to it.

SF to Paris in Two Minutes

I just saw this very cool time lapse video of a flight between SF and Paris. The photographer was able to set up a camera and a tripod on an Air France flight, and got really lucky by capturing an aurora borealis on the way.

Here's the video:

SF to Paris in Two Minutes from Beep Show on Vimeo.

The video and some other information can be found here.

The Two Newest Boeing Airplanes Flying Side By Side

I admit that I'm an aviation fan. Have been ever since my now-pilot-on-an-Emirates-A380 friend hooked me on airplanes and the wonder of flight! And, as a Washington resident, I lean more towards Boeing airplanes than any other manufacturer (or, airframer, in industry lingo!)

So I couldn't help myself from sharing this great picture from the Boeing website, that shows their latest two airplanes, the 787 and 747-8i flying in formation, side by side. Please to enjoy:

The image is available for download here.

Man, with Epilepsy, Runs London Marathon, Then Runs 99 Miles Home

This is amazing!

A British runner completed his very first marathon, the London Marathon, in just under 4 hours. Then he ran home, about 99 miles away, in just over 25 hours, for a total running time of 29 hours!

What's more, the runner, Sam Robson, 28, was dignosed with Epilepsy as a teenager. He raised over $5,000 using his run.

What a wonderful story!

You can find the story here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

The world's shortest scheduled flight was recently resumed by Loganair, a Scottish carrier. The entire flight time between Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands off northern Scotland, covers a distance of less than 3km, and takes just 2min, and is captured wholly in this video:

Repurposing My Blog

Hello dear followers and Internet denizens!

It's been a very long time since I last posted. In fact, my last post below was the day Michael Jackson died. So you can tell how much that incident affected me. And, you can also tell I am still very sarcastic! (Warning: I tend to overuse exclamation marks, or points, or whatever you call them!)

So, anyway. I have decided to repurpose my blog and start linking to news items or viral videos that interest me. Maybe I'll add a little commentary to those links. Basically this will be a link dump of all the things that grab my attention.

Most of the things that do grab my attention have to do with politics, sports, intenational news and weird and quirky news. So if any of that is your cup of tea, then sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! And, as always, comments are very welcome, and, in fact, encouraged!

Good Luck!