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03/26/2012

James Cameron, Tiger Woods and a Giant Paper Airplane

 

James Cameron is one top of the world after he traveled solo to the bottom of the sea.   When he reached 6.7 miles beneath the surface, Cameron tweeted, "Just arrived at the ocean's deepest pt.  Hitting bottom never felt so good."   

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(AP Photo/Mark Theissen, National Geographic)

Cameron is the first person to touch down in a region called the Mariana Trench in a half-century and the first to do it alone.   He traveled in a one-man sub called Deep Sea Challenger as part of an effort with National Geographic to explore the mysterious and very dark underwater world.

Tiger Woods is trending for a reason other than his personal life and injuries for the first time in more than 2 years.  Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his first tournament victory since November 2009.  He went 26 tournament starts without a win, the longest stretch of his career and a period marked by personal turmoil and injury.  

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Woods won by five strokes to cement his comeback, although few expect that at age 36 he will be able to dominate the game as he did a decade ago.   Arnold Palmer missed the trophy presentation.   He ended up in the hospital because of high blood pressure caused by some new medication.

Oprah has caused a spike in searches for transcendental meditation after a special on her cable network detailing her six-hour visit to Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa.   Transcendental meditation is not a religion or a cult, but a way of life.   In Fairfield, which claims to be the healthiest city in America with no crime, two golden domes have been built where people spend 20 minutes, twice a day de-stressing and quieting the mind in silent meditation.   The emotional and physical healing process is practiced by an estimated 6 million people around the world.   The practice appears to come with some unexplained health benefits such as a reduced risk of heart disease and even weight loss.  

Justin Bieber is burning up Twitter with the release of his new single, Boyfriend.  At the same time, Bieber is fast approaching 19-million followers on Twitter.

Paul Ryan is a hot search after the Representative from Wisconsin said he would consider being Mitt Romney's runningmate if he wins the nomination.  Ryan is the Republican point man on budget matters who some believe would strengthen Romney's campaign.  Ryan admitted that he has not really given the matter much thought as he focuses on budget issues facing Congress.  And he also pointed out Romney doesn't have the nomination wrapped up.

A youth soccer rivalry that got way out of hand is one of the most viewed videos on YouTube.  The violence gets worse as the videos goes on.

 

It's usually not a good sign when the singing of the American and Canadian national anthems before a hockey game has gone viral. 

 

One of the most popular videos over the weekend was the launch of a giant paper airplane by the PIMA Air and Space Museum.   More about the experiment can be found here: http://greatpaperairplane.org

 

The rescue of a dog named Fiona has gone viral.  The Los Angele-based group Hope for Paws posted the video

 

Someone went to the UK to document what happens when cows are released from their winter housing.  Who knew cows could dance?

 

And finally, a pet lamb shows a dog who's the boss!

 

That's the trend!

Have a great day,

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Alex

Cameron is not the first, but rather the second to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench. The first expedition to reach the bottom was in 1960. Look up "Bathyscaphe Trieste".
It was really embarrassing to see such lack of proper journalism to be displayed on your nightly news at 10.

Bob

Alex, if you read carefully.... "Cameron is the first person...in a half-century and the first to do it alone."

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