Watch: Great-grandfather breaks record as world’s oldest skydiver

A British World War II veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive. (Photo courtesy: Skydive Buzz)
Updated 15 May 2017
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Watch: Great-grandfather breaks record as world’s oldest skydiver

DUBAI: A British World War II veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive after he took to the sky with his family Sunday.
At the age of 101 and 38 days, Bryson William Verdun Hayes successfully broke the world record and completed a tandem skydive with three generations of his family.
The family took off at an airfield in Devon, in the UK, and as he touched down, the great-grandfather said “hooray.”

He first tried his hand at skydiving when he turned 100 and decided to have another go one year later.
He made the jump with 10 members of his family, all raising money for the Royal British Legion.
Hayes said he was “absolutely over the moon” after completing the challenge.


Netflix has no plans to cut ‘Bird Box’ scene despite outcry

Updated 17 January 2019
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Netflix has no plans to cut ‘Bird Box’ scene despite outcry

NEW YORK: Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird Box” is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery Canadian train disaster, but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it.
Netflix licensed the footage of the disaster from the stock image vendor Pond 5 and used it in “Bird Box” in an early TV news montage to set up its horrific premise.
In a statement, Pond 5 says the footage “was taken out of context” and the company wanted to “sincerely apologize.”
But a Netflix spokesman said on Thursday that it wasn’t planning to cut the footage, saying: “We will keep the clip in the movie.” But the spokesman acknowledged that Netflix will be looking at ways to do things differently moving forward.