A death-defying climber known by the pseudonym of Oleg Cricket has made it his mission to climb the world’s tallest buildings and take stomach churning selfies. Not content with just the normal selfies, he adds his own acrobatic flair to the photos, making us just a little bit more uneasy.
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The first time I went out to eat in Lima, it was in secret. It was the start of the 1980s, and Peru was in the midst of a civil war. There were blackouts and curfews—and very few people went out after dark. At the time, I was four years old, and my only friend was a man who worked as a sort of assistant to my father, who was raising four of us alone and needed the help. The man’s name was Santos. Santos was about 30, and he had a huge appetite. Like millions of other Peruvians who’d fled the violence unfolding in the countryside, we’d recently migrated to Lima from a town deep in the Andes. We all missed home. But at night it was Santos who always seemed most heartbroken. When I asked him why, he said that he no longer savored his food.
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The ASICS GEL-Lyte III turns 25 this year, and the brand is celebrating by collaborating with select stores. One store that we’re glad to hear is involved is BAIT. The two brands successfully worked together on a handful of sneakers in the past, and this anniversary pair is sure to be a worthy follow-up.
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There’s really nothing worse than a cold-call handshake. It means you’ve walked up to someone with no information, no introduction, and–worst of all–no plan. That’s never the way to do things, which is why the best advice I’ve ever received is to always have a plan, even if it’s created on the fly.
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A massive earthquake just hit off the coast of Chile. At magnitude of 8.3 and a tsunami warning in effect, this could have been ugly. Here’s the science behind the earthquake, how Chile’s preparations are paying off, and what we can expect for the shaken country.
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Born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1950, Craig Packer is one of the world’s foremost lion experts. In 1978 in Tanzania, he set up the Serengeti Lion Project to study and conserve the park’s lions, serving as its director for 35 years, until his revelations of corruption in the government’s wildlife sector got him barred from entering Tanzania.
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Remember when we thought that hologram stickers were an effective way to stop the proliferation of counterfeit products? Xerox now believes it has a far superior solution with a new type of printable electronic label that has encrypted memory built right in.
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