On April 7, actor and martial artist Jackie Chan celebrates his 65th birthday. He began his film career as a stuntman, but in the 1970s, against the background of the success of adventure films using martial arts techniques, Chan began to offer more prominent roles. A breakthrough in the artist's work was the film "Drunken Master." In the 1980s, “The Battle in Battle Creek” was released in the US, but the “Armor of God” tape that appeared several years later was truly successful at the movie market. Jackie Chan was brought to world renown by such projects as “Dismantling in the Bronx”, “Rush Hour” and “Shanghai Noon”, which secured the role of a comedian actor. In 2016, Jackie Chan was awarded the honorary Oscar for outstanding achievements in cinema.
The first in the world championship on knitting under heavy metal will be held this year in the Finnish city of Joensuu on July 11. The organizers of the championship consider Finland to be an ideal country for this kind of event, Louder reports .. - For 100,000 Finnish citizens, there are 50 heavy metal groups, which is an amazing number, but actually more than anywhere else in the whole world. In addition, in Finland, hundreds of thousands of people are fond of handicrafts, the organizers say. To take part in the competition, you need to download the song Fight Or Die from the metal band Maniac Abductor, and then upload to YouTube a minute video clip on which the knitting process should be filmed to this music.
This year the first small electric cargo ship will be launched. Approximate capacity of the vessel will be 100-150 containers. Yara Birkeland (the so-called ship) belongs to two Norwegian companies: Yara International and the Kongsberg Gruppe. It is planned that water transport will completely replace cargo transportation. The cost of the project is 25 million dollars, which is three times the size of a regular ship of the same size. But they will be more profitable. Thanks to the installed software, the ship will be able to move independently by sea, enter the port and even moor.
Englishman Craig Moody for 1 year lost 100 pounds of excess weight. At 41, a man weighed 209 kilograms. According to the man, his life could hardly be called happy. Every day he used 8 thousand calories. His main diet consisted of chips, sandwiches and fast food. The man admitted that he drank 8 liters of beer every weekend. Craig wondered about his health only when he went to the hospital because of his excess weight. Doctors warned the British that such a large weight reduces life expectancy. Soon the guy went in for himself: he went on a diet and started to play sports. Instead of 8 thousand calories, he began to eat only 1,500. In an interview with the Daily Mail, a man admitted that he regretted his past lifestyle. Now he is glad that he can ride bikes for 35 kilometers every day. He also admitted that he wanted to catch up, because earlier because of the extra weight his life was incomplete.
Fyodor Konyukhov makes a trip across the Pacific Ocean on a rowing boat, and for the first time in his rowing expeditions he was hit by a storm of such strength. The expedition headquarters reports that over the next 7 days the traveler will have to withstand four more storms in a row, the RIA Novosti website reports. “The ocean has raised a huge wave, they are trying to break the boat, blow by blow,” the traveler himself wrote in an SMS message to the headquarters via satellite Bysky messenger. According to the global weather forecasting system, in the area where the Konyukhov boat is located, the waves reached 8 meters in height, their length varied between 300 and 350 meters, and the speed was 25 m / s. A single round-the-world transition on the rowing boat "Akros" is designed for 2018-2020. On a similar transport such a transition is carried out for the first time.