Gentleman was the follow up single released by Psy on the 12th April. The first public performance of the song, with an associated dance, was unveiled at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul on the 13th April 2013. The main lyric line of the song is often mistaken for “I’m a mother f**ker gentleman”, but is actually “I’m a mother father gentleman”.
As of the 1st May 2013, the Gentleman video has been viewed more than 265 million times on YouTube, setting a few YouTube records, including the most views in its first 24 hours, most views in any 24 hours, the fastest music video to reach 100 million views, and fastest video to reach 200 million views.
::WORLD NEWS::14th October 2012 ::Austria’s Felix Baumgartner landed in the history books on Sunday 14th October, after free falling for 4:20 minute, reaching a maximum of speed of 1,342.8 km/h (833mph), and breaking 3 world records while breaking the sound barrier.
BONNiE DOG ATTEMPTS WORLD RECORD JUMP On Same Day As Felix Baumgartner’s world record jump on Sunday 14th October 2012 ~ Victoria, Australia
Felix’s Point of View from helmet cam during the Red Bull Stratos Free Fall
I’m inspired by people like Felix Baumgartner who dare to dream, and fly with a faith in themselves, with a DO rather than die thinking about it attitude ~ Anton K
Felix Baumgartner was a special guest on the Graham Norton Show (BBC One) on Friday 2nd November 2012, sitting on the sofa with singing star Robbie Williams who performed his new single, Candy; plus comedian Paul O’Grady and ballet star Darcey Bussell. See the video…
5 YEAR OLD FELiX DREW HiMSELF PARACHUTiNG
Felix Baumgartner drew a picture of himself parachuting down to earth while his family watched, and gave it to his mother, when he was 5 years old in 1974. Felix’s mother handed it back to him 12 years later, when he did his first skydive on the 23rd of August 1986.
Mission Accomplished – Red Bull Stratos – World Record Freefall video…
“Sometimes we have to get really high to see how small we are”
~ Felix Baumgartner
MiSSiON TO THE EDGE OF SPACE For New WORLD RECORDS
~ Tuesday 9th October 2012
Red Bull Stratos and Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner are on a mission to break a World record, with a 39km (128,097 ft) skydive over Roswell, New Mexico, USA.
The Red Bull Stratos: Mission To The Edge Of Space will see Felix Baumgartner ascend 39km (128,097 ft) over Roswell, New Mexico in a helium balloon, then free falling to Earth from the balloon for 5 to 6 minutes, until the parachute is pulled, and contact is made with the ground after 10 minutes. If all is successful, Felix Baumgartner will break the sound barrier, and become the first human to do so without vehicular power. A successful jump will also result in Felix breaking 3 more world records; the highest manned balloon flight, the highest altitude jump, and the longest time in free fall. The latter 2 records are held by retired United States Air Force Colonel Joe Kittinger.
See the Supersonic Freefall – Red Bull Stratos computer generated imagery video…
Red Bull Stratos and the mission to the edge of space, is attempting to transcend human limits that have existed for 50 years. Felix Baumgartner is supported by a team of experts, and plans to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon, then make a freefall jump to earth at supersonic speeds, before parachuting to the ground. This mission attempt holds the potential to provide valuable medical and scientific research data for future pioneers. The Red Bull Stratos team brings consists of the leading minds in aerospace medicine, balloon fabrication, capsule creation, engineering and pressure suit development. It also includes retired United States Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who holds 3 of the records Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break. Joe Kittinger‘s record jump from 102,800 ft in 1960 was done when no one knew if a human could survive a jump from the edge of space. Joe also had taken a balloon to 97,000 feet in Project ManHigh, and survived a drogue mishap during a jump from 76,400 feet in Excelsior I. Joe’s helium balloon was launched from the back of a truck. He wore a pressurized suit in an open, unpressurized gondola. The Scientific data captured from Joe Kittinger‘s jump was shared with U.S. research personnel for development of the space program.
LAUNCH ABORTED ~ Tuesday 9th October 2012
The launch of the Red Bull Stratoscapsule was stopped at 11:42 a.m. local time in Roswell, New Mexico, just before Felix Baumgartner’s massive 30 million cubic foot balloon had been fully inflated, ready for take off. The Red Bull Stratos team postponed the launch due to strong winds at 700 feet, at the balloon’s top, while waiting for the right weather. See the 1st Attempt Aborted due to Gusty Winds – Red Bull Stratos video…
Note: Searches for Alex Baumgartner: A considerable amount of high ranking traffic started arriving at this page via searches for Alex Baumgartner, on the day of Felix Baumgartner‘s world record jump, due to an error made in the title of the main image graphic. ~ Anton K (14th October 2012)
“People should never use the excuse that ‘I am too old to study’ or ‘I have left my run too late’,” ~ Allan Stewart
97 year old Allan Stewart from Australia became the World’s oldest university graduate for the second time, more than 70 years after attaining his first degree. He surpassed his own Guinness World Record when he graduated with his 4th degree, a Master of Clinical Science (Complementary Medicine) from Southern Cross University in Lismore, on Friday the 4th of May 2012. Allan achieved his first Guinness World Record title 6 years earlier, at the age of 91, when he completed a law degree at the University of New England.
“I can hang up my mortar board and academic robes after this one, although I said that after my last degree and then I got bored” ~ Allan Stewart
Allan Stewart is a Sydney-born great-grandfather, and retired dentist, now living at Port Stephens. He attained his first degree in 1936, when he graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours from the University of Sydney. He later completed a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, and practised as a dentist in London, Sydney and rural northern NSW.
“I have so much time on my hands these days and I like to keep mentally active.” ~ Allan Stewart
Allan said fitness and having a focus in life was a key to his longevity and intellectual stimulation.
“It is never too late to expand your mind, make new friends and challenge yourself to achieve something worthwhile.” ~ Allan Stewart
Allan Stewart still lives independently at the age of 97, and also acts as a carer for a friend. He thinks about each day and what he wants to achieve, and says that gives him focus and purpose. Allan said “There’s a lot of surprise but I think the fact that I’ve done what I’ve done has been an encouragement to a lot of people, particularly older people and say baby boomers to do the same”
Doctor Sonia Brownie, a Southern Cross University lecturer said she did a double take when she first saw an enrolment application with a date of birth of 1915. “When I initially saw his application for enrollment I trotted back down to the student liaison team because I saw the date of birth 1915 and I said for them to check that he indeed was a man well into his senior years,” she said. Mr Stewart studied mostly by correspondence online, and is known to be excellent at time management.
When Allan was not studying for his fourth degree, he was walking, gardening, fishing, playing golf, and assisting in the local community technology centre. Allan says it’s one of his paradigms to keep the mind and body active. “When you do graduate it’s not just sufficient to say well I’ve gone so far, I feel that you need to continue learning,” he said.
“I’m a great believer from a health point of view, as you are ageing, to make sure you have sufficient exercise of the mind and sufficient exercise of the body” ~ Allan Stewart
In the future, 97 year old Allan plans to take it very easy and relax with friends and family, including his 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
“You are never too old and it’s never too late to study” ~ Allan Stewart
“It’s never too late to live your dream” ~ Anton K. Kressnig