Thursday, October 25, 2007
A Live Picture of the Sun
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Send a Virtual Present!
Head over to "Virtual Presents" and send something special to somebody special. Pick from everyday objects like bath beads or a fishing lure to a Caribbean Vacation or a luxury car like a Porsche or maybe you'd like to give away jewelry or food or flowers or clothing or just about anything else you can think of. It's lots of fun!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Pope John Paul II - Where is he now?
A composite image shows, at right a bonfire which locals believe resembles the silhouette of late Pope John Paul II making a blessing, in a picture taken by amateur photographer Grzegorz Lukasik, atop Matyska mountain in southern Poland, on April 2, 2007, during a vigil marking the second anniversary of the Polish pope's death. Data on Lukasik's digital camera says the picture was taken at 21.37:30, exactly the hour when the pope died. Picture at left shows Pope John Paul II waving to faithfuls as he leaves the Vatican, in this Aug. 8, 2001 file photo. (AP Photo/Grzegorz Lukasik/Plinio Lepri)
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Richard Branson Takes a Flying Leap
Branson takes a leap and flies by the seat of his pants... but then rips them
He's had many ups and a few downs in his high-profile career.
Unfortunately for Sir Richard Branson, this daredevil exercise yesterday was definitely in the latter category.
Not only did he lose his dignity, he also sacrificed a portion of his trousers.
The billionaire entrepreneur and serial self-publicist had decided to descend 407ft from the top of the Palms Casino Hotel, Las Vegas, to promote Virgin America, a new airline offering domestic flights in the U.S.
It all started so well. Strapped in a harness and attached to a cable, the 57-year-old tycoon beamed confidently before taking a running jump from the roof.
As he descended rapidly, he pulled airline tickets out of his pocket and scattered them to the ground as part of the bungee-cum-abseiling stunt.