The Fist Pump Before the Finish Line

Meghan Rutledge had a comfortable lead approaching the last jump, turn, and stretch of the women’s X-Games motocross 12-lap race.   She accelerated into the jump, launched into the sky, and began pumping her fist victoriously as she sailed through the air.  Doing so caused the front of the bike to tip forward.  She then landed…

Kicked Off the Plane

Actor Alec Baldwin was sitting on an American Airlines plane, waiting for it to leave the gate.  To pass the time he was playing a popular Scrabble-like game on his phone called “Words With Friends.”  Soon the flight attendant came and asked Baldwin to shut of his phone, just like every attendant does on every…