Over the Falls

He said: ‘I was pretty nervous at the top, scouting and visualizing my line.

‘I had seen a lot of people landing near-flat or over-flipping on video.

‘The lip is kind of tricky as it is angled at almost 90 degrees. So every little movement, stroke and body position will have an influence on your line and landing angle.

An experienced athlete, Emrick admitted he was nervous to take on Tomata Falls - which has a 60 foot drop
An experienced athlete, Emrick admitted he was nervous to take on Tomata Falls – which has a 60 foot drop

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Finding Momo

A photographer is challenging people to spot his black and white border collie in a series of Where’s Waldo-style images.

Unlike the conventional cluttered mess of red and white stripes, Andrew Knapp’s work is serene and spare, with seemingly nothing in the scene to hide behind.

Nonetheless, his beloved pet Momo is concealed within every one.

Andrew Knapp is releasing his second collection of adorable pics of his dog Momo in a Where's Waldo Style hidden-image book 

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Puppy Sized Spider

Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.

“When I turned on the light, I couldn’t quite understand what I was seeing,” said Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.

A moment later, he realized he was looking not at a brown, furry mammal, but an enormous, puppy-size spider. read more

Airline VIP’s

Most passengers are accustomed to stepping off the plane and onto a crowded shuttle bus, so seeing a luxury car waiting on the tarmac may be a welcome sight indeed.

American Airlines has announced a new service in partnership with Cadillac to shuttle VIP passengers with tight transfer times directly from the plane to their next gate.

Available only to members of the airline’s invitation-only ConciergeKey program, it follows other airlines offering similar services to first class passengers.

Shuttle in style: American Airlines has announced a new partnership with Cadillac to transfer VIP passengers
Shuttle in style: American Airlines has announced a new partnership with Cadillac to transfer VIP passengers

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Nine Year Old’s Bucket List

Ben Pierce was born so prematurely doctors didn’t think he would survive.

With a fighting spirit he pulled through, but his eyes struggled to fully develop.

A surgery restored his sight, but it left scar tissue, which will continue to grow as he does.

Now nine, the Dallas boy will eventually lose his sight completely, doctors believe, but they don’t know when, according to The Daily News-Miner.

Determined to make the most of the time he has left, Ben, encouraged by his parents, Kit and Heidi, started drafting a Bucket List of the things he wanted to see, before he can no longer see.

On top of one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Ben Pierce, 9, who is slowly losing his sight, was granted a wish to see the Northern Lights in Alaska by Alaska Airlines

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Bubble Boy Doesn’t Reach Bermuda

 A man in an inflatable bubble was rescued by the coast guard 70 nautical miles East of St. Augustine on Saturday morning in a bizarre attempt to run to Bermuda from Florida.

Reza Baluchi was found in an inflatable hydro bubble on Wednesday, but waved coast guard officers off, saying he was determined to make the 1,033-mile journey himself.

But three days later he was too exhausted to carry on – so had to be rescued.

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Strange traveler: The Coast Guard rescued Reza Baluchi from his Hydro Bubble 70 miles away from St. Augustine, Florida on Saturday

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196 Foot Mega Yacht

In the continuous battle of the mega yachts to be the most extravagant vessel on the seas, it takes a lot to really impress.

While helipads, waterslides, and movie theaters are commonplace additions to the yachts of the super wealthy, a stylish Italian is making waves for being the first to feature a floating drive-in garage.

J’ade, by Ferretti group company CRN, features a hydraulic-operated hatch which can store an eight-meter speedboat without the use of a tender lift.

Innovative: The 196-foot yachts has a hydraulic-operated hatch which can store an eight-metre speedboat without the use of a tender lift

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Cheap Luxury

Forget back of the bus, cattle or economy class, a boutique airline company in France has launched an exclusively all-business class flights at comparatively budget prices.

Trying to make business class more accessible to everyone, French airline La Compagnie offers passengers a round trip from Paris to New York for just £945 (€1200) – more than £2000 cheaper than the same trip with Air France.

Launched by L’Avion founder Frantz Yvelin and former Swissair and JetAirways COO Peter Luethi in July, the company sets to bring business class service ‘back to where it belongs.’

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Welcome on board: The La Compagnie team on board the luxury aircraft with budget prices 

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Large Diamond Found

An incredible 232.08-carat white diamond of ‘exceptional size and clarity’ has been unearthed at a mine in South Africa, with a possible value of £10 million.

The dazzling D color Type II diamond was found by Petra Diamonds at its Cullinan mine in South Africa, with four analysts predicting a £10 million ($16 million) )price tag.

Type II diamonds, which are formed over long periods of time, tend to be large and irregular in shape and have no measurable nitrogen impurities.

This means they are often of top quality in terms of color and clarity. read more

New App Opens Doors

Holidaymakers who splurge on the fancy new Apple Watch won’t have to worry about getting locked out of their hotel room.

At least one major chain is working on an app to prevent that from happening.

When the watch hits stores in 2015, the Starwood Hotels app will allow guests to unlock their hotel room doors without having to fumble with a key or dig through a bag to find a key card.

The big reveal: Apple CEO Tim Cook announces details about the tech giant's new watch

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