Rick van Beek of Byron Center, Michigan, used to be an ordinary guy who wasn’t much of an athlete. However, in the past few years he quit smoking and chewing tobacco and started running. He has participated in lots of races since then, but there is one thing that ultimately distinguishes him among other runners…
The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope near the city of Arecibo in Puerto Rico. You may recognize it from various movies such as GoldenEye or The Losers, TV series like The X-Files or even video games (GoldenEye 007 or Just Cause 2).
Fyi: the observatory's 305 m (1,000 ft) radio telescope is the largest single-aperture telescope ever constructed.
Sun Jifa, a 51-year-old Chinese man who lost his hands while he was building a bomb for blast fishing managed to build himself bionic arms after 8 years of planning and creating many prototypes. He couldn’t afford hospital’s prosthetics limbs but still had to work on the family farm, so he decided to build his own, and 8 years later, this is the result.