Ed Hendrickson skis in jeans, but we’re giving him a free pass. The 92-year-old former navy pilot and instructional-arts teacher has skied 24 days so far this winter and hopes to eclipse the 46 days he notched last season. Most of his days are spent at local Hermon Mountain in Hermon, Maine, but he’s also planning a trip out to Park City, Utah, later this winter.
Hendrickson stopped skiing for a time around age 65, when his wife, Eiffe, was no longer able to join him. "I didn&rsqu... Read More
A French sailor was rescued from treacherous seas about 500 nautical miles off the coast of Tasmania Monday morning. Sixty-three-year-old Alain Delord, who was attempting to sail around the world solo, said a massive wave hit his boat, the Tchouk Tchouk Nougaton, and snapped his mast in four pieces. He ended up spending three days in a life raft in freezing temperatures and 20-foot waves.
The MV Orion, the luxury cruise ship that saved him, was on a journey to Antarctica when Australian auth... Read More
Florida residents already have to deal with their fair share of hazardous fauna, from alligators to invasive pythons. Now you can add another to that list: grizzly bears. State wildlife officials are searching for Booboo, an escaped cub, after it bolted from a private ranch near Naples on Tuesday. The 125-pound ursine is owned by animal trainer Dexter Osborn, who travels around the country with Booboo and two other bears putting on live shows and working on TV and film projects. Mitts Mravic,... Read More
The Mona Lisa, one of the most recognizable pieces of art in human history, can now be viewed in its new location, orbiting gently above the moon. Using a carefully timed laser, NASA scientists successfully beamed an image of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that has been floating above the moon’s surface since 2009. David Smith, a researcher with the project, was quite enthused with his work. "This is the first time anyone has achieved one-way la... Read More
An Antarctic storm pummeled a luxury cruise liner carrying 90 students from the elite Hotchkiss School in Connecticut on Sunday. According to the New York Times, the students were on a three-week trip to learn about the effects of climate change. They experienced firsthand the strength of the southern seas when their ship was hit by a 30-foot wave, which destroyed windows on the bridge, killed some electricity, and injured the captain and three crew members.
The trip was financed to a large e... Read More