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JOHN LENNON on THE TOMORROW SHOW

Possibly the last full television interview John Lennon ever did

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BBC technical mistake

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The BBC said that a ‘technical’ human error was to blame for some unfortunate sound effects being broadcast over their news item about the  Oscar Pistorius trial on the local station for Coventry and Warwickshire.

Radio Today spoke to the BBC who sheepishly stated  “There was a technical mistake where sound effects being prepared in another studio for an unrelated item were accidentally broadcast over the news bulletin”.

Personally given the nature of the sound effects and their timing…I can’t help but wonder if someone was attempting to put the news reader off his stride…classic school boy prank…but I guess we’ll never know.

Do you have vertigo? Yes, to the top of Shanghai Tower!!

Russian’s, as can be seen from the many dashboard CAM crash videos, are a crazy yet hardy lot.  The Russian version of a 3-a-day involves cigarettes, vodka and spitting.

Living up to that hardy reputation are Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov who have filmed the moment that they scaled China’s new tallest building – the second tallest in the world.

I actually get butterflies in my stomach from just watching this video.  Ok, maybe it’s because they are  “young” or maybe just “foolhardy” or maybe it’s because put simply…they are “Russian”. Whatever the answer, whatever the reason – I do have to admire their balls.

Oh and by-the-by 650 meters equates to 2,132ft!

On his blog Vadim writes: “Aware of the strict Chinese law, we prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day. At that time the security was less watchful, workers were on vacations, and cranes did not work. We got to the crane at around midnight. It took us almost two hours to get on the 120th floor by foot. And also, we spend almost 18 hours on top of the building, sleeping and waiting for better weather. The result you can see in our new video.”

His  blog is worth checking out, just for the pictures:

Vadim Raskalov’s blog 

Top of the Tower
Top of the Tower