Wednesday, August 27, 2008

YouTube video - Usain Bolt breaks the 100m world record

Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter, broke the world record as he blitzed his rivals to claim the Olympic gold medal in the 100 metres final in Beijing.
He shaved three hundreds of a second off his own record despite slowing down and looking all around before the finishing line. Bolt is 6-foot-5, one reason he was never really pegged to run the 100 — men that tall aren't supposed to be able to get out of the starting blocks fast enough to win the shortest sprint.

Bolt's specialty has been the 200 meters, and he will be a heavy favorite to win that one next week in what would be the first men's Olympic sprint double since Carl Lewis in 1988. But Bolt persuaded his coach 13 months ago to let him try the 100, too — and what quick progress he has made.

"Usain was spectacular," Powell said. "He was definitely untouchable tonight. He could have gone a lot faster if he had run straight through the line."

Bolt actually skidded from the blocks in this one — not perfect, but then again, he didn't really need to be. He needed 41 strides to cover the 100 meters and practically loped past the finish line, looking to his right but finding no other runners there.

Bolt, 21, who nearly did not run in the event because he considers himself better at 200 metres, recorded a time of 9.69 seconds. He would surely have done a time of around 9.6 seconds if he had pushed himself all the way to the line.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

YouTube video - Tornado throws a bus in Poland

YouTubers' comments:

"HalasBKS, according to the description of enhanced fujita scale given in the wikipedia article, together with news reports of damages, some places experienced at least F2, apparently."

"wow shes right there beside them, beautiful. i wish i were on the bus. hope no one was hurt though. see tons of funny videos and funny quotes."

"one of the most incredible youtube news since when does poland get tornadoes like this. the whole world will probably get weather like this sooner rather than later."

"A tornado threw your bus aside, knocking people, luggage, and other miscellaneous stuff around. I'd be screaming if the car I was in flipped over, let alone a whole bus. One of the top videos from YouTube And think about it. A bus that weighs many tons getting flipped over is not the greatest thing. Imagine how hard it would be to get out of that with everything in disarray."

"thats crazy! god i hope there alive!! if a tornado comes- you must run north or south, because tornados move east and west. then you should be alright"