Why would a perfectly sane person parachute off a cliff? That’s what people asked BASE jumper Carl Boenish all the time. Boenish — a kind of merry prankster of BASE jumping — devised some carefully worded answers to that question. He had a romantic answer: “I’m glorifying mankind’s beautiful spirit of seeking adventure,” he’d say. Continue reading: Meet the father of BASE jumping – CNN.com
“Jacques Cousteau changed the way ocean exploration was done,” said Eric Stackpole, who along with partner David Lang is behind a submersible robotic watercraft — sort of an underwater drone — that could open a whole new world of undersea exploration. Continue reading: Your personal $849 underwater drone – CNN.com
A wrong turn changed Luma Mufleh’s life. “I was taking a drive to Clarkston, Georgia, to visit a Middle Eastern grocery store,” she said. “On my way home, I missed my turn, and I had to turn into this apartment complex. I saw these kids outside playing soccer. They were playing in the streets with blocks set up as goals and barefoot with a raggedy soccer ball. It reminded me of how I grew up playing soccer in the streets of Jordan.” Continue reading: Refugees find hope on soccer field, classroom – CNN.com
“I play for me,’’ Serena told me, ‘‘but I also play and represent something much greater than me. I embrace that. I love that. I want that. So ultimately, when I am out there on the court, I am playing for me.’’
“If you get between me and the ball, you might get smashed a couple times.” Carli Lloyd playing in the Women’s World Cup final against Japan did a bit of smashing.