6 Unlikely Friendships in Movies (That Make No Damn Sense) – [Cracked]
James Cameron Completes His Mission To The Deepest Spot On Earth – [National Geographic]
At noon, local time (10 p.m. ET), James Cameron’s “vertical torpedo” sub broke the surface of the western Pacific, carrying the National Geographic explorer and filmmaker back from the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep—Earth’s deepest, and perhaps most alien, realm.
The first human to reach the 6.8-mile-deep (11-kilometer-deep) undersea valley solo, Cameron arrived at the bottom with the tech to collect scientific data, specimens, and visions unthinkable in 1960, when the only other manned Challenger Deep dive took place, according to members of the National Geographic expedition.
“The Answer Is Yes. Yes You Can Do A Marathon Without Training.” – [MetaFilter]
And then — it was mile 23 or 24 I think — my forearms started cramping. I didn’t even think I was using forearms. And then the crusty dried salt caking onto my face somehow got under my contacts. And my thighs had started chafing so I had to curl my shorts up inside themselves. So, in a few miles, I had gone from a runner, to a powerwalker, to this squinting blind torture victim. I looked like those evil characters in movies that stumble out of the burning house when you thought they were dead…just lunging forward blindly. It was scary, but you knew it wasn’t going to last long.
The Hunger Games Outgrosses Twilight, Earning $155 Million – [FilmDrunk]
Not surprisingly, The Hunger Games won the box office over the weekend. Surprisingly, it opened bigger than any of the Twilight movies, and had the third highest opening weekend ever, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and The Dark Knight. It became Lionsgate’s highest-grossing movie ever in just two days. You know who I bet will happy about that? FUTUREBEARD.
Queen Elizabeth Drops In On Commoners’ Ceremony – [NewsFeed]
John and Frances Canning were hoping for a low-key wedding at Manchester Town Hall. But all hopes were tossed aside when Queen Elizabeth showed up to fête the newlyweds.
During an official tour of Manchester on Friday to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee — sixty years as Britain’s monarch — Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were attending a luncheon at the Manchester Town Hall. In an adjacent room, the Cannings were standing in front of a minister, exchanging vows. Minutes after the two were pronounced husband and wife, they received a uniquely royal blessing when the Queen and the Prince entered the room.