RNLI crewman on close rescue – ‘A few yards either side, they would have been swept away’

And for the unfortunates who find themselves capsized, adrift or cornered by an incoming tide, their best hope of survival lies with the brave volunteers of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), who regularly risk their lives for strangers at the bleep of a pager. This largely unpaid army of men and women, from priests […]

Make America's Yards Great Again

At the edge of my high school football field in Homewood, Illinois, lived a nice woman named Gina Mensone. Fed up by her Homeowner Association’s (HOA) lawn maintenance fees, she decided to fight back. Gina replaced her lawn with low-maintenance native grasses and plants and had the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certify her yard […]

Von Miller cost his team 15 yards when he fooled an opponent with a common elementary school prank

AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes Tyrod Taylor got fooled by one of the oldest tricks in the book on Sunday against Denver. After being knocked to the ground during a play, Broncos linebacker Von Miller extended his arm to help Taylor up. But when Taylor reached out to accept Miller’s offer, he quickly pulled his hand […]

A college kicker made an 81-yard field goal in practice — 17 yards longer than the NFL record

Rob Foldy/Getty Images The longest field goal in NFL history is 64 yards by Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos in 2013. The longest field goal in NCAA history is 67 yards, accomplished four times, most recently by Tom Odle for Fort Hays State in 1988. The NCAA record for longest field goal without a […]

‘Everything within 400 yards was incinerated’: Dresden survivor recalls hellish WWII attack (PHOTOS)

British World War II veteran Victor Gregg might not be alive today were it not for the Allied bombardment of Dresden. But the now-97 year old finds it difficult to reconcile the hellish events of February 13, 1945 with victory. On that night, around 800 Allied aircraft filled the air above Dresden and proceeded to […]