People gather at St. Mark’s square in Venice, Italy for the 2015 Venice Carnival.
Veteran clown Ricardo Farfan, popularly known as “Pitito,” doesn’t get the jobs he used to. But every morning the 91-year-old clown still sips his coffee and studies an old notebook where he keeps hundreds of pages of jokes and comedy moves he has built up over almost nine decades in the circus.
“The businessmen think that an old clown can’t make people laugh, but they are wrong,” said Farfan.
His four children have asked him to retire, Farfan says he cannot do that. “I will only stop clowning on the day I die.”
(Photos by Esteban Felix/AP Photo)
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who was born and raised in the Baltimore area, recently completed a stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From May to November 2014, he literally had a window on the world as the space station circled in low orbit around Earth.
Now Wiseman is back visiting several locations in the region, including the Maryland Science Center, where he is displaying some of his amazing videos and pictures that he took during his stay on board the ISS.
Seventeen divers from 11 countries competed in two days of competition at the Red Bull Qualifier Cliff Diving World Series 2015 in Piscinas Panamericanas, Cali, Colombia. Five divers, Jonathan Paredes of Mexico, Jucelino Junior of Brazil, Andy Jones of the USA, Blake Aldridge of the UK and Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic qualified and will join the five pre-qualified World Series divers from last year in the 2015 season.
A treasure trove of classic cars was discovered after spending 50-years languishing in storage on a farm. Sixty rusting motors, which include a vintage Ferrari California Spider, a Bugatti and a very rare Maserati, were found gathering dust and hidden under piles of newspapers in garages and outbuildings at a property in France. The cars were collected from the 1950s to the 1970s by entrepreneur Roger Baillon, who dreamt of restoring them to their former glory and displaying them in a museum, but, his plans were dashed as his business struggled, forcing the sale of about 50 vehicles, to be auctioned off on Feb. 6. – AP More
BOSTON — Giddy New England Patriots fans lined the snowy streets of Boston for a parade celebrating the team’s fourth Super Bowl win.
The team rode through downtown in two dozen World War II-style amphibious vehicles that are staples of championship parades in Boston.
“Airstreams? They still make those?”
Not only are the retro-looking “silver bullet” travel trailers still being built by hand at the same western Ohio site that has produced them for more than 60 years, but the company can’t roll them out of there fast enough to meet the demand these days.
Models took to the runways of Paris for the Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collections.