- British explorer Ed Stafford has become the first person to hike the entire length of the Amazon, completing a 4,000-mile journey that began on April 2, 2008 at the river’s source in Peru. Stafford, who was accompanied by Peruvian forestry worker Gadiel “Cho” Sanchez Rivera for the majority of the trip, set out on the trek to raise awareness about the disappearing rainforest. The pair reached Maruda Beach in Brazil on Monday, officially ending the record-setting odyssey. Check out Stafford’s blog here. [CNN]
- Architectural Digest has published a list of a dozen of the world’s most visually stunning pools. The list includes the Anantara Resort & Spa in Thailand, where the pool overlooks the jungle-covered convergence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Other highlights include a beautifully landscaped pool perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean in Mauritius and another at a refurbished 11th century chateau in Menerbes, France. The list also includes pools at private homes in Hong Kong, Florida, and Hawaii. For the full gallery, click here.
- In a tantrum to end all tantrums, a JetBlue flight attendant on a plane arriving at JFK Airport yesterday erupted after getting into a heated argument with a passenger, yelling over the intercom and then making a getaway from the taxiing plane via the emergency inflatable slide. The attendant was arrested for criminal mischief and trespassing. Definitely a severe case of the Mondays. [Yahoo! News]
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