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  • Biles dresses "for the survivors" while winning 5th US title

    Biles dresses "for the survivors" while winning 5th US title

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-08-20 02:27:36 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-08-20 19:13:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola). Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola). Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston.

    The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning her fifth US women's gymnastics title, all the way down to the light shade of teal, which is the the designated color for survivors of sexual abuse.

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    The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning her fifth US women's gymnastics title, all the way down to the light shade of teal, which is the the designated color for survivors of sexual abuse.

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  • Caught on camera: Drug addict steals donations meant for 7-year-old's funeral

    Caught on camera: Drug addict steals donations meant for 7-year-old's funeral

    Monday, August 20 2018 3:30 AM EDT2018-08-20 07:30:27 GMT
    Tammy Crews, 46, is being held on a $10,000 bond for a charge of felony grand theft. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/WJXT/CNN)Tammy Crews, 46, is being held on a $10,000 bond for a charge of felony grand theft. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/WJXT/CNN)

    The suspect told authorities she took the $600 in donations to “support her crack cocaine addiction” and used the money to buy drugs.

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    The suspect told authorities she took the $600 in donations to “support her crack cocaine addiction” and used the money to buy drugs.

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  • Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:14:36 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-08-18 21:51:40 GMT
    (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts.  The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...(The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP). This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into ...

    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

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    Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.

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Ever want to be an astronaut?  Though the price of commercial space travel may be out of reach for the average citizen, the associated experience of weightlessness is surprisingly affordable.

The Zero Gravity Corporation offers the weightlessness experience to consumers on their modified Boeing 727,G-FORCE ONE. A mere $3750 will get you a seat on the plane in Fort Lauderdale, the seat may just move a little--from floor... to wall... to ceiling.

The effect is achieved by flying a Boeing 727 through what are called parabolas, quick roller coaster-like movements performed between 24,000 and 34,000 feet. The move lasts for one minute, producing 25-30 seconds of weightlessness each time. The flight includes two parabolas, adding up to almost a minute of weightlessness. A minute may not seem like a long time, but according to people who have done it, time as well as gravity gets suspended.

One satisfied customer, a staffer for the FOX show Family Guy, describes his experience here.

Learn more about the Zero Gravity Corporation and weightlessness flights here.

 

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