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.
They’re not bad in real life.
Love/Hate’s Aoibhinn McGinnity and Peter Coonan would like you – very nicely – to register for Darkness Into Light which takes place on Saturday May 11.
Darkness Into Light, supported by Electric Ireland this year, is a fund raising walk in aid of Pieta House the suicide and self harm crisis centre and will be held in 20 locations around Ireland.
To register and view locations click here.
OK Peter, please stop smiling like that.
(Thanks Tara Walsh)
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall ireland)
Spotted near St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin today.
Via Tom Lyons
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.
But never mind all that. Get a load of Strutbot.