Typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan Friday morning and reached winds of over 150 mph. According to the Weather Channel, three people have died and over 100 were injured due to the super typhoon. Seeing the incredible strength of the storm is truly terrifying—you can see the powerful winds tossing cars, shaking buildings, and ripping the ground.
As a kid growing up in the tiny Jamaican village of Sherwood Content, which offers little in the way of traffic lights or reliable running water, it was the game of cricket, not track, that became Usain Bolt’s first love. Early in the morning he’d watch the sport live on TV with his father, huddled around a tiny set in his bedroom, then spend hours on the cricket pitch after school. So when Bolt’s high school cricket coach broke the news to him early on that his preternatural speed might be better suited for the track, it took some convincing, and long talks with his father, for Bolt to put aside his dreams of cricket glory and give running a shot.
When it comes to superyachts, there’s no point in having something that every other gazillionaire with a sizable bank account is cruising around in. However it can take several years to have a bespoke boat built from scratch with costs soaring into the hundreds of millions.
The IRS filed suit in a San Francisco court Wednesday against Facebook to get information about the tech titan’s tax arrangement in Ireland. Specifically, the agency wants documents detailing whether the social giant sold rights to its Irish subsidiaries cheaply in order to avoid paying the US’ comparatively higher taxes.
Astronomers have located water clouds around the coldest-known object outside the solar system, a brown dwarf 7.2 light-years from Earth.
At least one sniper killed five Dallas police officers and wounded another seven in a racially charged attack that ended when police used a robot carrying a bomb to kill him, the city’s shaken police chief said on Friday.
Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title was cut short in the semifinals Friday by Milos Raonic, a big-serving Canadian who came from two sets to one down to win in five and reach his first Grand Slam final.