Naked swimmer evades police in Tokyo palace moat

TOKYO (Reuters) – A bald, naked man who said he was a British tourist went swimming in the moat of Japan’s Imperial Palace on Tuesday, climbing the palace wall, throwing rocks and splashing water at police before being taken into custody. Television footage showed the…

Lowcost USA airlines aren’t this bad…

Chinese Shandong is a low-cost airline. The flight landed safely at Zhengzhou from Guilin, but broke down before it could taxi to the passenger terminal. Airport staff were called out to help push, but they had to ask some of the 69 passengers on board…

Moderate earthquake jolts Japan’s Chiba region

I felt this one! For whatever reason I had awoken Sunday morning early. At 7:17 am the room started to shake/move. Felt like VERY strong winds outside. After about 10 seconds it – the earthquake – subsided. Here is the news report: TOKYO, Sept. 21…

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits northern Japan

“TOKYO (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit northern Japan on Thursday morning, triggering a small tsunami that apparently caused no damage, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.” Justin writes: We felt nothing in central Tokyo.

Red Bull Flugtag Takes Tampa Bay by Storm

Bobby, Kim, Alex and I went and watched the Red Bull Flugtag competition today. News article and images recap the event below. A record crowd of 110,000 gathered down by the bay to witness 35 teams launch their human-powered flying machines at Red Bull Flugtag…

Russia rallies to beat Canada for world ice hockey gold

Everybody is talking about Russia’s overtime win last night as they beat Canada for the world ice hockey gold medal. Last night all the cars were driving in down-town blowing their horns and people were celebrating. Team Russia pose with their gold medals and trophy.