A Filipino politician has photographed his own death.
Reynaldo Dagsa, 35, had been taking a picture of his family on New Year's Day when the gunman stepped out from behind a car, took aim and fired. The man had previously been order by Dagsa to be arrested for stealing cars.
The politician was hit twice and died later in hospital. [via]
The image above shows the only nuclear weapon detonated in space. It happened in 1962 and the reason why the detonated it was to test a few theories.
The plan was to send rockets hundreds of miles up, higher than the Earth's atmosphere, and then detonate nuclear weapons to see: a) If a bomb's radiation would make it harder to see what was up there (like incoming Russian missiles!); b) If an explosion would do any damage to objects nearby; c) If the Van Allen belts would move a blast down the bands to an earthly target (Moscow! for example); and — most peculiar — d) if a man-made explosion might "alter" the natural shape of the [Earth's magnetic] belts.
A skydiver has pulled off an astonishing stunt by climbing out of a glider's cockpit, crawling along the wing and then somersaulting underneath and stepping onto the wing of a second glider flying below.
Paul Steiner then moves back onto the main fuselage of the second glider while the first glider turns upside down and flies overhead so that he can reach up and hold the tail fin at 100mph, forming a human link between the two aircraft. He then leaps off and parachutes back to the ground.
The Maldon Mud Race is an annual event that involves hundreds of people running across the 400m wide River Blackwater at low tide. The event has been running since 1973 and originally involved people running across the river to down a pint of beer and run back. The event is now a charity event and this year's event attracted 250 participants.