May 13, 2013

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World’s highest base jump from Mount Everest –
We normally hear about people climbing it but a Russian extreme sport star has completed the world’s highest base jump by leaping off Mount Everest.
Valery Rozov made the jump from the north face of Everest at more than 7,000m high. The stunt took more than two years to plan and marks the 60th anniversary of the first climb to the top of the world’s highest mountain. [BBC] See Video of the Day

Roberto Mancini: Manchester City sack manager –
Roberto Mancini has been sacked as Manchester City manager a year to the day since winning the Premier League. The club said he “had failed to achieve any of the club’s targets, with the exception of qualification for next season’s Champions League”. Malaga’s Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini has been strongly tipped to replace Mancini.
Roberto_Mancini_-_Manchester_City Roberto Mancini

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Flying from Mt. Everest – The Mission – World Record BASE Jump

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March 15, 2015

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US tycoon murder suspect Durst says he ‘killed them all’ –
US tycoon Robert Durst has been arrested on a murder charge just before the finale of a TV show investigating the alleged crime. He was detained in New Orleans after a warrant was issued by Los Angeles police investigating the murder of mobster’s daughter Susan Berman. Mr Durst has always maintained his innocence in the murder in 2000. But HBO’s The Jinx catches him on tape apparently confessing to three killings, saying “[I] killed them all”. The show suggested in a previous episode that Mr Durst had written a letter only Ms Berman’s killer could have sent. [BBC]

Sir Elton John boycotts Dolce & Gabbana after row over same-sex families –
Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of fashion label Dolce & Gabbana after the legendary designers criticised same-sex families. In a scathing post on picture sharing site Instagram, the furious singer branded Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana “judgmental” and “archaic”. It followed an interview with the designers in Italy’s Panorama magazine in which the pair said: “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”
In response to their latest comments, Sir Elton, who married his long-term civil partner David Furnish in December 2014, wrote: “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’. “And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children. [Daily Telegraph]
Elton_JohnSir Elton John

British Airways flight to Dubai forced to return to Heathrow due to ‘smelly poo in toilet’ –
A British Airways flight to Dubai was forced to return to Heathrow Airport when a “smelly poo in the toilet” became unbearable for passengers.
The pilot announced that the long haul flight had to be aborted, after cabin crew were unable to prevent the pungent odour emanating from an overflowing toilet. Around 30 minutes in the seven-hour flight, the plane returned to London amid health and safety concerns.
Hertsmere councillor Abhishek Sachdev, who represents Potters Bar Parkfield was on the plane and said it was “insane” that passengers had to wait 15 hours for another flight due to a “smelly poo in the toilet”.

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INSANE Toilet Paper PRANK!! by Roman Atwood