Wednesday, August 7, 2013
There are two plants whose behavior makes me think back to when my daughter was a teenager.
Long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer, who calls himself “The Shark,” jumped into a lake near the Michigan-Canada border on Monday morning to begin what he hopes will be a 22-mile (35-kilometer) swim — all while hauling a ton of bricks.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Kaohsiung yesterday officially announced that the yellow rubber duck created by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman will arrive in the Southern Taiwan city in September.
A massive gathering of hot-air balloon enthusiasts in northeastern France has set two world records, filling the sky with 408 of the colorful craft at one time and lining up 391 of them for takeoff.
Monday, August 5, 2013
A group inspired by the running of the bulls in Pamplona is planning to unleash bulls in several U.S. cities to sprint through fenced-in courses as daredevils try to avoid being trampled.
A Swaziland chief banned women from wearing miniskirts and trousers at a two-day nomination process that got under way Saturday to select candidates for upcoming elections.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
A Tennessee musician on Friday became the first paddleboarder to cross the Florida Straits between Cuba and the United States, making the 110 mile (177 km) journey in 28 hours as his father watched from a support boat.
Bird feces for beauty?
Saturday, August 3, 2013
It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag maker stitched the flag that inspired America's national anthem. Now hundreds of people are helping to recreate the star-spangled banner.
An unexpected flash of skin under a sheer fabric can be sexy and sophisticated on a date, at a party, even in the office.