Man-made Meteorites

For years, the Olympic opening ceremonies have been spectacles on a grand scale and for some it’s never too early to start planning. One startup company has a proposal for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo that is literally out of this world: launch fireworks from orbiting satellites to create a man-made meteor shower. This might sound a bit…

Surprising Side Effects

“I didn’t think I could get food poisoning from fish I caught myself,” a victim of ciguatera food poisoning said. Hideo Kadobayashi, who runs a painting and varnishing business in Osaka, took home a Spotted Knifejaw he landed off the shore of Wakayama, Japan. Nine people, including family members and some of his employees, ate…

THROUGH THE WORLD ON TWO WHEELS

A 39-year-old man recently finished an 11-year bicycle journey covering more than 150,000 kilometers — equivalent to circling the globe nearly four times! Daisuke Nakanishi spent six years working for a construction firm in Osaka in order to save enough money to pursue this goal. He left Japan for Anchorage, Alaska, the starting point of…