Both suspect and police officers survived. Background story here.
Australian motocross star Robbie Madison jumped London's Tower Bridge in the early hours of this morning. Madison, holder of longest ever motorbike jump (350.7ft - 106.9m), performed the stunt as a pre-cursor for the Red Bull X-Fighters event which will attract around 17,000 visitors when it takes place in London’s Battersea Power Station on the 22nd August 2009. [via]
Fast reactions from the pilot and some of those on board.
"Filmed over the period of a few months in and around Edinburgh by Dave Sowerby, this video of Inspired Bicycles team rider Danny MacAskill features probably the best collection of street/street trials riding ever seen."
I couldn't bear getting a lift with this taxi driver, especially if he's going to have his hand against his head the whole journey.
An unfinished luxury hotel in Beijing, China has gone up in flames after being showered with sparks from fireworks set off during a holiday celebration.
The entire 44-story Manadarin Oriental hotel has been engulfed in flames but there have been no reports of deaths or injuries.
An actor narrowly escaped death after slashing his throat on stage with a real knife, instead of a blunt stage-prop blade.
Daniel Hoevels was rushed to hospital with a deep slice to his throat which fortunately missed his main artery.
The audience is said to have applauded what they thought was a stunning special effect, and only realised something was wrong when the actor staggered off stage to receive treatment.
It is not known whether the incident was a mistake or a deliberate attack. Link
Meet the first and only licensed pilot in the United States with no arms. Jessica Cox used to have a fear of flying but to overcome it she went and got a pilots license and can now take off and land using her feet. [via]