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China's 'Floating City' Was Most Likely A Rare (Superior) Mirage Or Fata Morgana

By Kim Bussing on December 3, 2015
China's 'Floating City' Was Most Likely A Rare (Superior) Mirage Or Fata Morgana

On October 7th, residents of the Chinese cities of Jiangxi and Foshan reported a strange sight - Towering skyscrapers that appeared to be dangling from the clouds. As the video of the 'floating city' went viral, it resulted in various theories. Some speculated the residents had seen a window to a parallel universe while others believed they had just glimpsed into a secret NASA project. Then there were the skeptics that dismissed the whole thing as a hoax. While that may still be the case, some experts believe that it could also have been a rare, naturally occurring optical illusion called Fata Morgana.

Video Of The Week - Jetman Yves Rossy Flies Alongside World's Largest Passenger Plane

By Meera Dolasia on November 16, 2015
Video Of The Week - Jetman Yves Rossy Flies Alongside World's Largest Passenger Plane

Just a few months ago Yves Rossy and his protege Vince Reffet became the first humans to fly in a formation using Rossy's world-famous jet-propelled wings. Now the two adventures have upped the ante with a heart-stopping flight alongside the world's largest commercial airplane - The Airbus A380!

Video Of The Week - Wingsuit Skydivers Set New Formation Record

By Meera Dolasia on October 26, 2015
Video Of The Week - Wingsuit Skydivers Set New Formation Record

On October 17th, 61 wingsuit skydivers from a dozen countries arrived in Perris, California for one purpose - To shatter the skydiving record for the most wingsuit divers in formation while in freefall, set by 42 jumpers in June.

Video Of The Week - Skydiver Solves Rubik's Cube As He Free-Falls!

By Meera Dolasia on September 21, 2015
Video Of The Week - Skydiver Solves Rubik's Cube As He Free-Falls!

Solving the Rubik's Cube in 60 seconds may not seem like a big deal. In fact, it is painfully slow considering that 15-year-old world record holder Collin Burns is able to complete it in a mere 5.25 seconds. However, figuring out the Cube during a free fall jump certainly takes some skill not to mention a lot of courage. That is why skydiver Chris Walker's recent accomplishment is pretty amazing!

Australian Daredevil Robbie Maddison Surfs Giant Wave . . . On His Dirt Bike

By Meera Dolasia on September 1, 2015
Australian Daredevil Robbie Maddison Surfs Giant Wave . . . On His Dirt Bike

Freestyle motocross maestro Robbie Maddison is well-known for his heart-stopping stunts. In 2008, the Australian daredevil wowed the world with a leap over the 164-feet tall Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. In 2014, he performed several back flips over stationary airplanes at the military service aircraft graveyard in Tucson, Arizona. However, neither compare to his latest stunt - "Surfing" a wave on a slightly modified KTM dirt bike.

Boston Residents Tackle Severe Winter Weather With Good Humor And A Little Insanity

By Meera Dolasia on February 24, 2015
Boston Residents Tackle Severe Winter Weather With Good Humor And A Little Insanity

Though the 2015 winter has been brutal for many East Coast cities in the United States, few have had it as bad as Boston. The city was bombarded by an astounding 7.5 feet of snow, caused by four blizzards that rammed through the area in just three weeks. With spring still a few weeks away, the foul weather is not expected to let up anytime soon. While the dreary prospects would be enough to dampen the spirits of most, hardy Bostonians have opted to embrace the excess white fluff and enjoy it in some unusual ways.

The (Two) Eagles Has Landed! Helium Powered Balloon Complete Historic Trans-Pacific Flight

By Meera Dolasia on February 2, 2015
The (Two) Eagles Has Landed! Helium Powered Balloon Complete Historic Trans-Pacific Flight

On January 25th at about 6.30 am local time, Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia, embarked on a historic balloon flight from Saga, Japan, to the shores of North America. Their trans-Pacific flight aboard Two Eagles, was an attempt to break the world distance record established in 1981 by four men on a hot air balloon dubbed Double Eagle V.

James Patterson Creates "Self Destructing" Book To Market Latest Thriller

By Meera Dolasia on February 1, 2015
James Patterson Creates "Self Destructing" Book To Market Latest Thriller

With between 600,000 and a million books being published or self-published just in America each year, it is getting increasingly hard for writers to get their books noticed. Most stick to old-fashioned tactics like book tours that allow them to connect with their existing readers and attract new ones. However, there are a few that pull some amazing marketing stunts to get their publications noticed.

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