“The first true internal combustion engine was undoubtedly the cannon,”Popular Science declared in October 1904, citing the work of Christiaan Huygens in the 1680s, before plotting a history of the engine through the gas engines of the 1860s.
Well, the Olympics have turned up. What a night this was in the Maracaña, as Brazil’s long-nursed dreams of a first Olympic football gold medal were stretched thin, wrung out a little more and then finally delivered via Neymar’s winning kick in the decisive penalty shootout.
Brazil were held to a goalless draw by 10-man South Africa on the opening day of the men’s Olympic football tournament in Brasilia.
According to Reuters, up to 15 people were shot at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) shopping mall. Police sealed off the surrounding area, shutting down subways and other public transportation and telling people to stay indoors.
A court in Germany has sentenced a man to four years and three months in prison for posing as a plastic surgeon and performing procedures on dozens of patients.