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Sunday, June 28, 2009

The World's Fastest Plane

The Ultimate Spy Plane - Smithsonian Magazine

Inspired by it's appearance the Transformers 2 movie, Smithsonian writes about the fastest airplane, Lockheed's SR-71 Blackbird.

I asked Shul, a former Air Force fighter pilot and Vietnam veteran who has written two books about the Blackbird—one recounting his reconnaissance for a dramatic raid on Libya in 1986—what it was like to fly such a phenomenal craft. "It wasn't like any other airplane," he told me. "It was terrifying, exciting, intense and humbling every time you flew. Each mission was designed to fly at a certain speed; you always knew the airplane had more. It was like driving to work in a double-A fuel dragster."

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sid the Kid sleeps with the Cup

What would you do with the Stanley Cup?
Everyone that wins the Stanley Cup gets to spend one day with the Cup, doing whatever they want.  Many players take hockey's most important trophy to their hometown to show off.
Mario Lemieux had a pool party with the Cup, and the Stanley Cup went swimming.

What would you do?

News Photos from Iran

A Troubled Week in Iran

The Big Picture is a news photo blog from the Boston Globe that always impresses with their stunning photographs of news events.  Today's link is the fourth in The Big Picture's series on the disputed election in Iran.

Iran's Presidential Election
Iran's Disputed Election
Iran's Continued Election Turmoil