the early 1960s, china was in the throes of economic catastrophe and widespread famine–both resulting from the radical political and economic experiments of Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward. As opposition to Mao’s leadership grew, the Chairman left Beijing in late 1965 for Hangzhou, where he would map out his last assault on the Communist Party’s revisionist leadership–the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
The whole world watched Thursday as a lighter-than-air craft set loose by a 6-year-old boy floated above eastern Colorado.
The family at the center of a dramatic flight of a hot air balloon that floated free appeared on a reality show that highlighted concerns about the children’s safety. Richard and Mayumi Heene and their three sons were featured on the ABC show “Wife Swap,” in which the mothers of two often opposite families switch places for two weeks.
The family of a boy who set adrift a balloon in Colorado was known for storm chasing and conducting extreme science experiments together, according to the father’s MySpace page.
It’s the most complex construction project in history. Flying 250 miles overhead, the international space station can be seen with the naked eye, orbiting the Earth every 90 minutes, usually carrying a crew of six.
When you think of Prince, do you expect to get more and pay less? Probably not, but that hasn’t prevented Target, the 1,677 store discount chain, from striking a deal with his royal funkiness to be the exclusive retail outlet for Prince’s new three-disc set
Author Beth Teitell has decided to take on the malady that often afflicts American women: “Fear of looking our age.” Teitell, who is 47 and writes regularly for the Boston Globe, spent a year exploring the American obsession with youth the Botox Industrial Complex for her new book, Drinking Problems at the Fountain of Youth .