The International Highline Meeting festival seems like one of the chillest festivals I’ve ever heard of, but it also might be one of the most terrifying – attendees spend most of their time strung up on tightropes stretched across the Italian Alps in Monte Piana.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand Glowworm is the common name for various groups of insect larvae and adult larviform females that glow through bioluminescence. They may sometimes resemble worms, but all are insects ..
July 22, 1933: Wiley Post completes first solo around-the-world flight in 7 Days
On this day in 1933, American aviator Wiley Post returned to New York after traveling 15,596 miles in the first solo around-the-world flight. The flight lasted 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes, during which time Post made 11 stops for fuel and rest.
Post’s plane, the Winnie Mae (named for his daughter), is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. In 1931, he completed an 8-day around-the-world trip on this plane along with navigator Harold Gatty.