BBC's Steve Leonard wanted to discover who dives the fastest in free fall: A peregrine falcon—known to be fastest animal on Earth—or two skydivers in tandem. To test that they jumped off a hot air balloon from 10,000 feet. Here's what happened:
Two planes carrying skydivers had a midair collision last night over northwest Wisconsin near Lake Superior. But everyone survived because they were planning to skydive out anyway. Additionally, one pilot was able to eject and the other landed his plane safely, even though it was severely damaged.
I always thought that flying around the space shuttle was the most amazing way to watch the launch. After seeing this image of skydivers falling as the
shuttle rocket fired through the clouds, I've serious doubts.
These giggling Japanese will make you fall in love with the country all over again. And Google Earth, which is really the star of the video. If you've got a harness and projector, it'd be super-easy to do this yourself.
As you're trying to squeeze onto the subway in the hurry to work, or are perhaps going to bed after a horrible day at the office, take a deep breath and remind yourself of the bigger picture.