London parks to get a high-tech treehouse upgrade

Tree-houses bring out the kid in everyone.  One company, "Invisible Works", has revealed plans to build beautiful semi-transparent tree-house structures in a London park.  They hope that these structures will encourage people to spend more time outside.

And that's what's good,

Jon


Reference: http://inhabitat.com/the-invisible-city-londons-parks-transformed-with-temporary-high-tech-treehouse-venues/

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Man Sends 4th Place Medals To Olympians Who Came Close

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"There used to be 84 countries in the Olympic Games, now there are 204. Performance levels have become so much higher that it is so hard now to get a medal. I thought, it's time this increase in the competitiveness and the standards was taken account of."

And with that, David Mitchell from Derbyshire, England decided that the Olympics needed fourth place medals. And he was the guy who was going to make it happen.

So Mitchell went to a local trophy store and spent his own money to have some custom hardware made for the most disappointed of all Olympians. On one side would be the athlete's name and event and on the other, "In Recognition of your 4th Place Olympic Games 2012." The first recipients? British divers Peter Waterfield and Tom Daley.

The pair was well on its way to a medal (and possibly even the gold) when they botched their fourth dive. In the end that mistake was enough to knock the duo just off the podium. In a tweet following the match, Daley summed up his feelings:

Source: @TomDaley1994

Well now, thanks to Mitchell, Daley and his partner will have something to show for their performance, which though disappointing, left them as the fourth best synchronized divers in the world. And after all, being the fourth best anything in the world is something worth celebrating.

But before you cry homerism, Mitchell's not limiting his operation to athletes from the UK. He's said he plans to send medals to select fourth place finishers from around the world. His only worry?

"I hope they don't find it insulting, because it's meant seriously and supportively."

Good Guy Of The Olympics: David Mitchell

Good Guy Of The Olympics: David Mitchell
 
 

Moore, Jack. "British Man Sends 4th Place Medals To Athletes Who Came Close" Buzzfeed. 21 August 2012. Web.

View original good news article at buzzfeed.com:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/british-man-sends-4th-place-medals-to-athletes-who

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David Beckham surprises fans at London mall photo booth

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OK now this video is awesome.  Imagine crowding in a little mall photo booth with your friends and family taking silly photos when your favorite athlete walks in to to take pictures with you!! 

This is exactly what happened at a mall in London this past week.  60 fans in the Adidas photo booth were taking goofy photos when David Beckham made a surprise appearance and started taking pictures with them!

Haha you just have to smile when you see the look on their faces.

Check out this wonderful video:


 

Great photo:

Great times at the Olympic Games in London!!!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

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