15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

March 22, 2017

(CNN)Want to test your mettle or conquer a fear of heights? Join us as we highlight 15 of the world’s highest — and most impressive — jumping sites. 233 meters: Macau Tower, Macau, China 190 meters: Niouc Bridge, Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Switzerland? Swiss watches and Toblerone, right? Well Switzerland is also home to Europe’s highest bungee jump …

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Scottish independence: Holyrood to debate referendum call – BBC News

March 21, 2017

… claimed that Ms Sturgeon “wakes up every single day thinking of ways to engineer another referendum because leaving the UK is the only thing that matters to her.” And Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said it was “absurd for the SNP to put forward a referendum when there is no cast-iron guarantee that they will take Scotland back into the EU”. A live audience debate on Scotland’s future will be broadcast on BBC1 Scotland from 18:50 until 19:30 on …

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Anthony Bourdain wakes up to a London in shock after Brexit vote

March 21, 2017

(CNN)The London (and England) show is another example of my crew and I heading out to do one thing and, due to a sudden change in circumstances, finding ourselves doing something else entirely. Anthony Bourdain visits London as it reels from the Brexit vote. “Parts Unknown” airs Sunday at 9 p.m. What we wanted and expected to be a happy, carefree, food-centric show became squeezed by the sudden arrival of an elephant in the room. I love London and have many dear friends there. I …

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Chuck Berry didn’t just cross barriers — he obliterated them

March 19, 2017

(CNN)Whatever else that can be said about Chuck Berry’s “Maybellene” when it shot out of America’s radios like a Redstone rocket in the bright late summer of 1955, one hard, true thing remains clear after those 62 years: Nothing like it ever existed before. Here’s why: There was no category that could safely contain it. It charted No. 1 on the rhythm and blues charts, which was where most black recording artists such as Berry could be found. But its beat and its …

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8 Steps You Must Take Immediately If You Suspect There Are Bedbugs In Your Home

March 19, 2017

… PackTite to heat up items that can’t go in the dryer. This device may also be safer for bulky items like books, cushions, and outerwear. #5: Chill Them Out Laura Caseley for Littlethings Your knee-jerk reaction is probably to throw your mattress out straightaway. Don’t do it. Instead, cover the whole thing in a bedbug-proof casing. Even if you wrap it up in plastic and throw it in a dumpster, it won’t necessarily safe, and it’s a great way to spread bugs to …

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The sequels that should never have been made – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… slightly less exhilarating setting might have contributed to its eight Golden Raspberry nominations (it won in the worst remake or sequel category). The Jaws sequels Image copyright Getty Images In 1999, The Blair Witch Project went viral long before going viral was even a thing. The horror film used the internet to build a back story for the movie, posting fake police reports and fictional news articles about the Blair Witch, leaving many confused about whether the film was real or …

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British teens are making mundane events go viral on Facebook

March 12, 2017

… you’ve got an event with more planned attendees than the maximum capacity of some Premier League games. There have also been around 3,500 comments in the Discussion for that one, many of which look like this: Image: facebook Image: facebook Image: facebook Image: facebook Image: facebook The whole thing was so damn popular it even inspired an Oscars-themed meme. Image: facebook The thing is at least in the case of the event above it doesn’t appear to be …

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11 Midwestern Terms And Sayings That Everyone Else Will Wish Theyd Grown Up Using

March 11, 2017

A lot of people say that folks from the Midwest are some of the nicest around. Having grown up on the east coast, I can attest to a difference between the people from where I grew up and the people in the Midwest. I’ve sometimes observed a greater sense of friendliness and closeness in the middle of America than where I came from. That is only my experience, of course, but many others have said the very same thing! Those same friendly folks also have developed a little subset of language …

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31 April Fools Day Jokes For Teachers To Play At School

March 11, 2017

If youre a teacher, you know that April 1is definitely notjust another day. If youre not taking full advantage of April Fools Day, youre totally missing out! There are so many fun, hilarious, and mind-blowing tricks, pranks, and gags that you can pull on your students. The best thing? Theyll love you for it! Kids love to joke around and have fun, so why not give them a chance to blow off some steam and see how awesome you are? When you really stop and think about it, you probably have no idea …

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Why I bought my daughter heroin – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… click into place. We were driving back from somewhere one day and I asked her again what was wrong with her. And she said, “Imagine the worst thing it could be.” I said, “Are you pregnant?” – which, when I think about it now would have been nothing. It would have been fantastic in a way if that had been the answer, because the answer was: “No, no mum. Think of the worst. Worse, much worse than that. Think of the worst thing.” I said, “Are you a …

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Geri Horner: Why my son is named after George Michael – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… person. I tell you what – it puts it all in perspective. You realise how lucky we are to live in a country like this. We have an NHS – I know we complain about it, but we have one. We have a support system for the unemployed. There is a structure here that supports. And there is a freedom that some countries do not have. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star lobbied to play a Bond girl in the late 1990s Another thing you did after the Spice Girls was you attended …

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The Country That Everyone Used To Know

March 10, 2017

… Kimmel responded for us all when he said, Well, tell that to [this] president. Thank God for laughter. In these dark times for the Republic, comedians have been the fiercest critics about Trump and his allies. Their satire tells the truth while giving us a moment of comic relief. One disgusting thing thats increased under Trump: hate crime. TheNew York Times has a weekly tracker monitoring hate crime activity on the rise since Donald Trump became president. The attacks and threats on Jewish …

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