Thousands of people living in the Southwest are buzzing after a bright light thought to be a meteor which was seen from Las Vegas, Nevada to Tucson, Arizona. The object was spotted around 7 o'clock last night and widely reported on social media sites such as Twitter.
A Phoenix area resident posted this video on YouTube that shows a bright object falling toward the ground over the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Observers also reported a sonic boom as the meteor passed, and at least one said they heard an explosion about 90 seconds after the meteor passed. State and local officials are still trying to determine if the meteor actually did strike the ground somewhere in Arizona.
The head of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage during Nelson Mandela's memorial service yesterday was a "fake.''
He says the unidentified man "was moving his hands around, but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for.'' A South African parliament member who is deaf says the same thing. The South African government says it is preparing a statement:
Society — and especially the fashion industry — often treats disabled people like they're invisible. So it's nice to see these men and women in the spotlight for a change. I love what the artists said: "Because, WHO is perfect?!":
Rapper Kanye West says being a rapper is as dangerous as being a cop:
A Norwegian daredevil has performed a one-armed hand-stand stunt on the edge of a cliff. Eskil Ronnings-bakken, is an extreme balancing artist. And he balances in a one-arm handstand, two-thousand feet above a Norwegian fiord. There's no question that one slip would see him plummet to certain death. But despite bitter winds, Eskil performs what he claims is the highest ever one-handed handstand with graceful style. A Norwegian daredevil has performed a one-armed hand-stand stunt on the edge of a cliff:
And then there's this guy -- riding a bike backwards at up to 80 km/h down a winding road in Norway:
On this date in history, December 10th, 1953, Hugh Hefner published the first "Playboy" magazine with an investment of $7,600. Marilyn Monroe is the first centerfold and the magazine becomes an overnight success: