According to Pat Bradley, one of the cameramen who documented US atomic tests during the 1950s, the Wahoo and Umbrella underwater explosions were more amazing than a atmospheric nuclear explosion. Watch this stunning video and listen to him explaining his experience of living these explosions just 2.5 miles away.
Not everyone can afford dining at the most exclusive Parisian restaurants, later paying a three digit bill. However, that is, by far, not the highest price category for the most expensive dishes. There is an entire list of the most exquisite dishes, merely looking at the prices of which even the richest people lose their appetite.
The visit of the third largest penguins in the world, Gentoo penguins, to Riga Zoo has caused an unexpectedly increased interest of visitors. According to the zoo, more than 35 000 visitors watched the penguins by August 21.
Last year the song Somebody That I Used to Know recorded by the Australian musician Gotye (Wouter De Backer) made its author famous also beyond the national borders.
The visit of Latvia’s Culture Minister Žanete Jaunzeme-Grende to USA for the XIII Latvian Song festival was full of different incidents. The minister did not make it to her plane, lost her national costume and earned sarcastic comments regarding her English pronunciation.
"It's one of the happiest days of my life, one of the hardest days of my life," once said Edmund (Ed) Viestur, American climber of Latvian origin. He was when describing his success in conquering Nepal's Annapurna.
A tech startup in the US city of Seattle has come up with an innovative way employers can pamper their staff. It has engineered an espresso machine that makes coffee after it receives a text message.