In the past I have sat in on several (or more) security cordons looking in, as well as observing arcs of fire looking out. One detail lasted over three days in winter, fortunately the position was high in woodland under cover of thick pine trees, a small blessing in itself. What always amazed me was the deathly silence surroundingFelix the Bomb Disposal Officer as he made his long walk (always male in my day). Felix on The long walk ‘Urban’It was always said (a military myth) that if you saw Felix running past by your position, the best policy was to follow and over take him, cos he knew some thing you didn’t...In the case of Hawaii-based Army explosives expert 1st Lieutenant Ashley Sorensen, who ran a mile in 11 minutes, 6 seconds while wearing a full-body, 75-pound bomb suit; she would have had 30 Marines caught up in her vortex in my day! Yours Aye.
I’ve always thought I may have a Guinness World Record teddy-bear collection on my hands. But checking in with the world-record holder, Jackie Miley (who lives in Teddy Bear Town in Hill City, SD) I see I am 7,790 teddy bears short:
Yes, I did my math right. C’mon people, I’m a Sailor!
James Peterson is out of work. And he has a lot of free time on his hands. So he decided to do what every red-blooded American dreams of: he attempted to set the world-record for fist-pumping:
A 34-year-old unemployed man from Ohio attempted to set a Guinness World Record over the weekend by fist pumping for 17 hours straight.
James Peterson began the attempt on Friday morning, according to the Akron Beacon Journal, and was scheduled to end at 3 a.m. local time Saturday. Peterson, a self-described fist-pumping “veteran,” was accompanied by a pair of videographers on his quest for the record–which included stops at bars in and around the Univ. of Akron.
Sadly, the article does not say if Jimmy Peterson got the record.
Turanor PlanetSolar, a futuristic-looking 100-foot catamaran, on Friday became the first vessel to have circumnavigated the planet exclusively on power generated by the sun. The voyage, which began and ended in Monaco, lasted 19-plus months and included layovers in 28 countries, which were designed to promote the importance of solar energy.
Traveling on an equatorial route to take advantage of abundant sunshine, Turanor PlanetSolar covered more than 37,000 miles and set multiple Guinness World Records. The five-man crew enjoyed stops in such destinations as Tangier, Miami, Cancun, the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bombay, Abu Dhabi and Doha.
I am all for smart energy choices. But they must save us money. Just to jump on the bandwagon, while incurring a higher cost, makes no sense.