In case you missed it, the live broadcast event the Discovery Channel has been plugging for weeks took place on Sunday as ‘aerialist’ Nik Wallenda became the first person to wire-walk across the Grand Canyon.
He did it in a 40mph cross-wind on a two inch wide cable with a 43 foot balancing pole and no safety harness. It took him 22 minutes at a nice, steady, Jesus-thanking pace and he ran the last bit.
Next, he wants to cross from the Empire State to the Chrysler building in New York City.
PETMAN – an anthropomorphic robot developed by Boston Dynamics for testing military clothing – auto-balances, squats and does simple calisthenics, changing the temperature and humidity inside the fatigues it wears, effectively mimicking human sweating.