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Fifty no-handed bike moves

Fifty no-handed bike moves

“Golden Tree” by Martin Brooks from Ninian Doff on Vimeo.

A part of me sincerely believes that my life will be an utter failure if I never learn how to ride my bike without using my hands. I’ve practiced on and off since my youth, but fear of crashing and ruining my beautiful face overtakes the urge to ride sans hands. When I ride my bike up and down the West Side bike path in Manhattan, I burn with jealousy at my fellow New Yorkers who flaunt their no-hands bike riding ability…

African Rhino Numbers Rise, Yet One Type Sinks Into Extinction

African Rhino Numbers Rise, Yet One Type Sinks Into Extinction

GLAND, Switzerland, June 17, 2008 (ENS) – Populations of most African rhinos are increasing as a result of conservation efforts, but one sub-species, the Northern white rhino, may already be extinct, the world’s most expert rhino specialists said today. Just four animals were counted in 2006, but none of these could be found during the…