Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, answers the popular question, “If you weren’t blind for a day, what are some things you would like to see?”
Putting ridges on some coins in America got its start back in the 1700s. At this time, coins were actually made of materials that were worth what the coin was worth.
The New Zealand All-Blacks rugby team performs a celebratory Haka in the rain.
Pro streetballer Nemanja “Tricky” Blazic from Belgrade, Serbia, did the Mannequin Challenge with extra flair by spinning a basketball on a pen while writing, on the corner of a book while reading, on a wooden spoon while cooking, and more.
Freeline skates are like a skateboard, except there are two small independent skateboards, one for each foot. And no, just like a skateboard, they’re not attached to your feet. They are infinitely harder to master than skateboards. Kuma Films recently captured footage in Kyoto, Japan, of incredible 13-year-old skateboarder, Isamu Yamamoto, showing off his fancy footwork and performing tricks on freeline skates.
Today is the 75th anniversary of Carole Lombard‘s death. She was killed in a plane crash on her return from a wildly-successful war bond tour, making her the first American woman to die in service in WWII. Her husband Clark Gable turned down FDR’s offer of a military funeral with full honors, because she’d stipulated a quiet affair in her will. But the US Maritime Commission did name a Liberty ship after her. She was only 33 years old.
This is one of my favorite photos of Carole, by George Hurrell. She’s wearing the gold locket given to her by Russ Columbo, and the star sapphire jewelry given to her by William Powell. Also visible is the cheek scar from a 1929 car accident that nearly ruined her career. Rest in peace, Carole. Your fans are still legion.
Sure, aerial acrobatics, inverted flight, YAWN. But this time it’s with a GoPro camera mounted on a 360-degree gimbal.
Holding the world record for most inverted flat spins, Spencer Suderman takes to the sunny Southern California skies for another one of his routine flights. The only thing routine about it: the takeoff and landing. In between those two events, you can find Spencer in an inverted flat spin, doing barrel rolls or massive loops. Buckle up, vomiting is prohibited!
It’s not pretty.