caption Swimmer Ben Lecomte before his journey began, age 51. source Seeker/The Swim More than 1,200 miles from the coast of Japan, a 51-year-old Frenchman is swimming in the Pacific Ocean right now. Or he’s eating. Those are pretty much the only two activities Benoît Lecomte does these days, as he attempts to become the first person to successfully swim across the Pacific Ocean. “I wake up throughout the night because I’m hungry,” Lecomte told Business Insider by phone from the 20-meter sailboat, called Seeker, that’s traveling with him. Lecomte set out from Japan in June, and is making his way toward California. An eight-person crew is sailing along with him, collecting data about the health of both the ocean and Lecomte along the way. Their mission is far less concerned about crushing records than it is with breaking bad habits. “We’re addicted to plastic,” Lecomte said. “That’s something … [Read more...] about A French swimmer is racing to become the first person to swim across the Pacific. Here’s what his days in the water are like.
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caption The Thai soccer team’s 25-year-old coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, explained how the team survived nine days in the cave. source Channel News Asia/YouTube The Thai soccer team that was trapped inside an underground cave for 17 days have explained why they entered the cave and how they managed to survive for so long. The team did not prepare supplies in advance for their cave exploration, and were soon trapped inside the cave’s winding chambers due to rising flood waters. While waiting to be freed, the boys survived on just cave water and tried not to think about their favorite food in order to survive. The Thai soccer team that was trapped inside a flooded cave complex for 17 days have explained why they entered the cave and how they managed to survive for so long. The team decided to enter the cave after their soccer practice on June 23, 25-year-old coach Ekapol Chanthawong told reporters on Wednesday. Ekapol added that many of the boys … [Read more...] about Drinking cave water and not thinking about fried rice: Here’s how the Thai soccer team survived 9 days in a flooded cave with no food or drink
By Kaweewit Kaewjinda The Associated Press Wed., July 11, 2018 MAE SAI, THAILAND—The soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal and in the days before their discovery survived by drinking water dripping into their refuge, a health official said Wednesday. The 12 boys and coach rescued over the three previous days “took care of themselves well in the cave,” Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, a public health inspector, said at a news conference at the hospital in Chiang Rai city where the group is recovering. The four boys rescued Sunday can eat normal food and walk around, and the four pulled out Monday were eating soft food. Thongchai said one member of the final group of four boys and the coach who arrived at the hospital Tuesday evening had a slight lung infection. Two of the first group had a lung infection as well, and Thongchai said they would need medicine for seven days. Read more: Article … [Read more...] about Thai soccer team survived gruelling ordeal by drinking water dripping into cave
CHIANG RAI, Thailand: The 13 members of a Thai youth football team who went missing for nine days survived by staying put and drinking water that dripped from stalactite formations, said a doctor involved in the operations. These details emerged on Tuesday (Jul 3) as rescuers thrashed out plans to extract the boys and their 25-year-old coach. The group were located by divers late on Monday night, nine days after they first went missing. A stalactite is an icicle-shaped formation found hanging from the ceiling of caves. It is produced by the precipitation of minerals from water dripping through the cave ceiling. Seven members of a Thai navy SEALS unit, including a medic and a counsellor, are staying with the group after their discovery on an elevated rock late by divers who had struggled for hours through narrow passages and murky waters.News of the survival of the "Wild Boar" team sparked jubilation in a nation gripped by the harrowing drama, with … [Read more...] about Thai boys survived by drinking water from stalactite formations in cave: Doctor
It was a bit of a Eureka moment. Emerson Yao got hooked on running instantly. ‘The view, the weather, the way the San Francisco Marathon was organized — I realized the love for running is in me. I could feel it.’ Ideas, random thoughts about family, even answers to work-related riddles — these are the things that run a marathon inside watchman Emerson Yao’s head while he is in the middle of a long run (whether in Tokyo, Rome, Singapore, the Golden Gate Bridge or Roxas Boulevard). “I get frustrated, sometimes, because when you run, you can’t stop to write things down — and I want to make sure I remember all of it when I reach the finish line,” explains Emerson with a chuckle. The man says that we are all so busy working, attending meetings, answering kilometric e-mails and Viber threads, or scrolling across our cell phones that we never get to find a quiet time to reflect. It is mildly ironic that being in motion is … [Read more...] about What races through Emerson Yao’s mind while running