Meet the woman who’s sailed the equivalent of eight laps around the world

She yearns to make a record, to prove to the world that she can accomplish this incredible feat. And after 10 straight hours of rowing on a foggy day in October, Ditton is just eight kilometers from her goal. She pushes on until she can row no more, and throws her sea anchor out to […]

Top investors gambled $12 million on the blockchain equivalent of Beanie Babies. Now, sales are plummeting.

DominiqueGodbout/Flickr In March, investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures gave a total of $ 12 million to CryptoKitties, a blockchain game for digital collectibles. According to data from blockchain analytics sites, the number of CryptoKitties transactions are a fraction of what they were in December. CryptoKitties CEO Bryce Bladon says the livelihood of […]

Mercedes prepares electric equivalent to its S-Class luxury sedan

Mercedes-Benz is joining the ranks of car manufacturers working on hyper-luxurious EVs. In a chat with Autocar, the company’s large car division leader Michael Kelz promised an electric car “at the level” of the high-end S-Class sedan. The exec unsurprisingly isn’t providing many details, but confirmed its EQ S name (the company had trademarked the […]

Floods in Paris are so bad that its equivalent of Liberty Island is underwater

Reuters Flood waters in Paris have swallowed the Île aux Cygnes. It is home to Paris’ quarter-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty. Heavy rain has left swathes of the French capital submerged. Severe flooding in Paris is so bad that it has submerged the island in the centre of the city which is home […]

Britons drink the equivalent of THIS much booze on a flight – with men the worst culprits

Drinking alcohol on a flight can be one of the perks when flying long haul. With free booze offered throughout the flight, it can be hard to decline. A recent survey by travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct has revealed just how much Britons drink on one flight. Shockingly, it is a way over the recommended […]

England boss Eddie Jones is rugby's equivalent of Brian Clough – Shaun Edwards

Jones is never afraid to say what he thinks and has cranked up the heat ahead of his team’s Six Nations trip to Cardiff on Saturday by saying England should always expect to beat a country the size of Wales. The 57-year-old has also insisted he cannot understand why England are so petrified of travelling […]

No, a ‘dog year’ isn’t equivalent to 7 human years

Dogs reach sexual maturity around age one. This means, if a dog year were equivalent to seven human years, a seven year old human would be able to procreate. That being said, all dogs age at a different rate, based on their breed and size. Priceonomics gathered data to help us understand how different breeds and sizes age. […]