British man flies over South Africa using only a chair tied to helium balloons Play

British man flies over South Africa using only a chair tied to helium balloons

A British adventurer, who was reportedly inspired by the movie Up, strapped himself to a chair with 100 helium balloons and took flight over South Africa this week. He is part of The Adventurists, a group which said its mission is fighting to make the world less boring.It was a fairly indescribable feeling, wafting across Africa on a cheap camping chair dangling from a load of balloons, said Tom Morgan, 38. Oct 26, 2017
University of Edinburgh vets helps save bear with monstrously enlarged tongue Play

University of Edinburgh vets helps save bear with monstrously enlarged tongue

An Asian black bear was saved from a painful illness that caused its tongue to swell to an enormous size thanks to a team from the University of Edinburgh, who traveled to Myanmar to operate on him. The 18-month-old bear, called Nyan htoo, was rescued by a monastery when he was a cub, alongside his brother Kan htoo. Following the rescue, Nyan htoo contracted an infection, which the Edinburgh veterinary team said may have been mosquito-transmitted elephantiasis. Oct 25, 2017