Thursday, November 15, 2007

If I Had 319 Million Dollars...

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to be the first private investor to spend it on a double-decker Airbus A380, but then I'm not Saudi Prince Al-Waleed. The prince cut a check for the flying palace recently at the Dubai air show, and he may need to write another one for $100 million and wait until 2013 for the luxury additions he's planning, which are rumored to include:

- 15 seat boardroom
- Fiber-optic virtual desert scene in the lounge
- Missile defence system
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Archery range
- Go-kart track
- Rock climbing wall
- Tennis courts
- 50 seat theatre to host Celine Dion, Cher and Dolly Parton


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Stone Skipping Record

Russell Byars of Franklin, Pennsylvania has set a new world's record of skipping a stone 51 times (11 more than the old record set in 2002.) And, he did it on his very first attempt. Videographers captured the event and Guinness officials confirmed it (brilliant!)

When asked about his secret skill, he replied, "You know what, I really don't know." Thankfully he uses his gift for good, not evil.


Monday, November 05, 2007

Rip it & Stik it

My son pooled his allowance and lawnmowing money and got himself a new RipStik caster board. He was having a little trouble getting the hang of it so I grabbed his new board and our video camera and headed to the local skate park to show him how an old "goofy footer" shreds concrete. Oh yeah....