That Time An SR-71 Made An Emergency Landing In Norway

“Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, six-zero miles west, declaring an in-flight emergency, request straight-in approach to land on runway zero seven.”

“Belmont 86, say aircraft type, nature of emergency, souls-on-board, and fuel remaining.”

“Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, US Air Force Tactical, engine problem, 2 souls, zero plus four-five fuel-on-board.“Belmont 86, say again aircraft type.”

“Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, US Air Force Tactical.”“Belmont 86, I do not understand your aircraft type.”

“This is Belmont 86, we will land in approximately 10 minutes and I will deploy 3 drag parachutes: 2 small and one 40-foot chute. I will jettison all three on the runway. I don’t have time now to talk.”

Source: That Time An SR-71 Made An Emergency Landing In Norway After Spying On The Soviets

The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal

As evening falls in a packed stadium, heat still radiating from the ground, I am witness to how traditional Senegalese wrestling — with its mystical “gris-gris” rituals, intense drumming, and trance-like dance — has evolved into a high profile, superstar sport.

Amazing photos and story. Little surprise this was recognized at  the World Press Photo Awards 2016. I saw the exhibit of the World Press Photo Awards in 2015, while visiting Amsterdam. This work is as good as anything I saw there, and the presentation might be better. This is my second link to a Maptia article. The work on this site is great. Previous post –> The Lost Tombs of Oman

Source: The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal · Maptia via HackerNews