Theme Park Ride’s Cable Snaps Nearly Killing 2 People

From Channel3000:

A family is thankful their son is alive after a cable on a Wisconsin Dells amusement park ride snapped.

The video that’s going viral across the state shows the Catapult’s cable snapping inside the Mt. Olympus amusement park in the Wisconsin Dells.

The ride was still open Thursday morning, but it has since been closed.

Dru Larson was filming the video of his 13-year-old son, Trevor, and Carrie Sueker, a mom also traveling from Minnesota to a Milwaukee basketball tournament, when the metal cable that was supposed to catapult them about 200 feet in the air at 60 mph suddenly snapped.

Dru and Nicole Larson said they were in disbelief.

“I was numb,” Nicole Larson said. “You saw this cable and this mental piece coming at your son, and you were expecting your son to go in the air and all of a sudden this was coming back at you.”

“You look and you think ‘Oh my gosh.’ And then you think about what could’ve happened. How it could’ve went the other way,” Dru Larson said.

After it was over, Dru Larson said the owner offered his family their money back and tokens for a different ride.

Secret Paris The Sorbonne District

From The Good Life France:

There is a secret part of Paris in the 5th Arrondissement that many visitors don’t know about…

In the Parisian neighbourhood known as the Sorbonne district, you’ll find some picturesque roads and houses that are reminders of a Paris that existed many years ago. Take rue Galande (pictured above). There’s been a road here since Roman times but its name comes from the famille Galande, wine makers who were favoured by King Louis VI (1081-1137).

There are records of shops and businesses here since the 13th Century. In and around this road you’ll see some timber framed medieval houses and remains going back several centuries. Just look above the doorway of the cinema at No. 42 and you’ll see a sculpture of Saint Julien the Pauper carved into the stone that dates back to at least 1380.

When this photo was shared on The Good Life France Facebook page I was fairly sure it would be popular and with almost 4,500 LIKES and more than 71,000 views in just 3 days, I was right.

Odette, featured in the photo is an old boulangerie (no. 77), in a 17th Century building. You’ll find it opposite the Church of Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, one of the oldest in Paris, and the Square René Viviani-Montebello home to the oldest tree in Paris, a locust tree planted in 1601.

Trump: I’m Still a Birther

I’m really enjoying the Trump candidacy right now:

Donald Trump is still not sure whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that aired Thursday night, the Republican presidential candidate said he was not that interested in talking about the issue, compared to other ones.

“Honestly, I don’t want to get into it,” Trump said.

Asked whether he thought Obama was born in the U.S., Trump responded: “I don’t know. I really don’t know. I don’t know why he wouldn’t release his records.”