Balkan chefs break pancake record

World / Offbeat Oct 27, 2018

Balkan chefs break pancake record

A team of Balkan chefs rustled up a record number of a pancakes on Friday, making 14,186 in eight hours at Sarajevo's tourist fair. Using 300 liters of oil, 600 kilograms of flour and 400 liters of milk, the 140 cooks from Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, ...

Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit

World May 27, 2017

Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit

The British inventor of an "Iron Man"-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries ranging from entertainment to the military. Richard Browning, a 38-year-old former commodities trader with little experience of ...

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

World / Offbeat Mar 12, 2017

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

Every March the cryogenically frozen corpse of a Norwegian man breathes fresh life into sleepy Nederland, Colorado, where throngs of fun-lovers fill the streets for Frozen Dead Guy Days, a festival in honor of the town's most famous resident. The annual three-day festival is the ...

Trump effigy feels the heat  as U.K. marks Bonfire Night

World / Politics Nov 6, 2016

Trump effigy feels the heat as U.K. marks Bonfire Night

He turned "You're fired" into his reality show catchphrase, but it was Donald Trump who went up in flames Saturday — or at least an effigy of him did, as part of Britain's annual Bonfire Night celebrations. An 11-meter-high model of the Republican U.S. presidential ...

World / Offbeat Jul 14, 2016

Skydiver to leap from 25,000 feet without a parachute

American skydiver Luke Aikins will leap out of a plane at 25,000 feet (7,6000 meters) without a parachute and attempt to land safely in the California desert in a live television broadcast titled "Heaven Sent." The married 42-year-old third-generation skydiver, who has made about 18,000 ...