An anonymous reader writes "Friday, we covered a little project that attempted to beat the UK altitude record for an amateur balloon launch. Things don’t always go as planned, but the APEX team did manage to beat the several other UK records, including ones for the longest distance and flight duration for a latex balloon." Link to Original Source
GREAT MOMENTS IN HISTORY (#7): April 2, 1751
Issac Newton becomes discouraged when he falls up a flight of stairs.