Like an after-school special, but better
Remember every teen movie and how the jocks are always jerks? Thank goodness real life doesn't conform to stereotypes. At Osseo High School in Osseo, MN the football team captain started a campaign to end bullying. (Don't we all wish every high school was this cool?)
Effing jellyfish ruin everything
A 70-year old climber took a nasty spill in the Alps that left him stranded on a ledge of ice. He survived for nearly a week by drinking melted ice and rationing a chocolate bar. Eventually other hikers heard his cries for help and arranged for a rescue.
The power of nature
Trail runners take note: new video from REI shows what a flash flood looks like. If there are flood warnings or you see (or hear) signs of a flood - get yourself to higher ground!
New fashion fad? Face kini!
While I fully support Chinese culture when it comes to jellyfish-eating (see note above), I'm not sure I'm ready to make the leap to "face kini" a full-face covering that protects the wearer from getting a tan. Unlike in the U.S. where a tan means health and wealth, tan skin in China (and in many other cultures) is associated with being a poor, peasant farm worker.
Fantastic running "facts"
The Pavement Runner made up a bunch of funny (fake) running facts. Feel free to suggest your own.
Quote of the week:
"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth."
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods
Happy Friday, friends!