As an actor, Vin Diesel isn’t all that into subtlety (a quick look at the Fast and Furious films should be proof enough that he isn’t the new olivier).
Really, one would have thought that Justin Timberlake had set the bar for ‘terrible things a human can do’ fairly low with this heinous yet hilarious
Fireworks lit up the skies of the Yemeni capital of Sana’a on Tuesday night as Yemeni government officials claimed that President Ali Abdullah Saleh, recovering from wounds he sustained in an attack on his palace earlier this month, would be returning to the Yemeni capital on Friday, June 24. The president’s supporters made a raucous display of their joy by shooting barrages of AK-47 rounds into the air, similar to their display of support when news of his successful surgery reached the capital
Pride and euphoria swept through Switzerland last week when a gargantuan drilling machine emerged through the rocks deep under the Alps to join the two ends of the world’s longest railroad tunnel. The 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel is an extraordinary engineering achievement: over 12 years, 2,600 workers battled dust, noise and heat beneath up to 1.5 miles of mountain to remove 23 million tons of rock the equivalent of moving five Grand Pyramids of Cheops
Tunnel Sous La Manche? Last week the dream of a 3,000-mile sub-Atlantic railway seemed to grow ever so slightly less mad, as Britons and Frenchmen got down again to dealing seriously with their half-century-old project of driving a double-track tunnel under the English Channel, 21 miles across.
It’s a common sight in the traffic-clogged streets of Istanbul, a city that straddles two continents. A taxi driver, enraged by perpetually gridlocked traffic, stepping out of his car and yelling “Maniac!” at the man driving the public bus behind him