The Alcatraz Swim-o-Meter
calculates the time and path of your watery escape from Alcatraz, designed and built by San Francisco Dolphin Club
member Kent Myers
At 104, fit & spry Joe Rollino
was the last classic strongman
-- the sport of strength athletics
, which evolved into modern bodybuilding. Standing 5'10" and weighing a mere 145 pounds
, he was a fixture on Coney Island
, known for feats of strength like 450 pound teeth lifts, or bending quarters with his fingers. Rollino also boxed in the 1920's as "Kid Dundee"
, and returned from World War II decorated with the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. Joe Rollino never drank, never smoked, was a lifetime vegetarian and a confirmed bachelor. He died today
after being struck by a minivan.
70 year old Pak Doo-Ik will lead North Korea's prestigious Olympic torch bearers to Beijing this summer.
In the 1966 World Cup at Middlesborough, Pak scored the goal that lead his team to a stunning 1-0 upset win over Italy
). Pak Doo-Ik and the team returned home as heroes, but ultimately fell under the suspicion of North Korean leadership. The team underwent "mental re-education" and were exiled, Pak Doo-Ik spending ten years as a forest laborer
. Dear Leader Kim Jong-il later allowed Pak to coach North Korea's national soccer team, and a fascinating 2002 BBC documentary
brought Pak Doo Ik back to the international stage.