Give the kid a hand, will ya? His are probably exhausted.
A nine-year-old from Florida is giving himself a round of applause for his new world record. Seven Wade (yes, like seven, the number) broke the record for the most claps in a minute, clapping his hands a whopping one-thousand-80 times.
The previous record was one-thousand-20 claps in a minute. Wade learned how to speed clap by watching the previous record holder's technique. He quickly became dedicated to it, practicing several times a day, sometimes even getting blisters on his hands.
Source: Guinness World Records
Ax throwing is becoming a popular pastime in Brooklyn.
Hipsters in Brooklyn have picked up on the growing trend of ax throwing. Of course, it wouldn’t be a hipster outing without beer. Kick Axe Throwing is the first of its kind in New York City that allows patrons to throw axes while slugging down a cold one.
“People are like, ‘Sharp objects and beer? What a great idea that is.’ But truthfully, after you have a couple drinks you start to actually throw a little bit better,” says “axepert” Alexander Stine. “It’s about believing in your ability to do something you didn’t think you could do before.”
The game is played basically like darts by aiming at a wooden board with a bull’s eye. The sport is pretty popular in Canada where it originated and though it’s a pretty casual game there is a competitive league with roughly 2,500 members.
- Mario Zelaya, CEO of Canada’s Bad Axe Throwing is hoping the sport takes off like bowling did. “It’s bowling 2.0,” says Zelaya. “What bowling maybe used to be in the 80′s and 90′s and this is what ax throwing is right now. It’s fun. It’s new. It’s addictive. It’s active entertainment.” Overall, Zelaya hopes ax throwing will eventually become an Olympic sport.
Source: Associated Press
“Money” magazine ranks America’s airports
For a lot of people the worst thing about traveling these days is the airport, but it seems not all airports are created equal, and some are actually doing a pretty good job at, well, doing their job.
“Money” magazine has just come out with their list of the 15 Best Airports in the U.S., looking at 80 of the nation’s airports, and comparing them on customer experience scores, on-time arrival rates, security delays, amenities and restaurants and more.
Topping the list as the best airport in the country is John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, which has an 84.98% on-time arrivals rate, and gets high marks for airport parking and access, the TSA process, as well as amenities, like 24 restaurants and free Wi-Fi.
Top 15 Best Airports in the U.S.
- John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, CA
- Portland International Airport, Portland, OR
- Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN
- Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento, CA
- Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Bozeman, MT
- T.F. Green Airport, Warwick, RI
- Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL
- Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville, FL
- Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, FL
- Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Savannah, GA
- Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Hebron, KY
- Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, CA
- Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH
- Portland International Jetport, Portland, ME
- Now if these are the best airports, you’re probably wondering which are the worst, and it turns out folks in New York have it bad. All three New York-area airports landed at the bottom of the list, with LaGuardia Airport landing dead last at 80, Newark-Liberty Airport (in New Jersey) at 79 and John F. Kennedy Airport at 78. Of course, all these airports are much busier than most. For example, the trio saw over 132 million passengers last year, while John Wayne Airport, the mag’s best airport, had only 10 million.