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Putin says Trump ‘very different’ in real life

HAMBURG, GERMANY:  President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he expects Russian-US cooperation will improve under Donald Trump and that the American is "very different" in real life. The comments came a day after the pair held talks in Hamburg, their first face-to-face encounter. "The Trump that you see on TV is very different than the real Trump," Putin told reporters at the G20 in Germany. "He perfectly understands whom he is talking to and answers questions quickly. I think personal relations were established."…

Five cartoon characters seen in real life

It is interesting to realise how many people in the real world look just like fictional cartoon characters. Here are five cartoon characters seen in real life. 5. Dumbo A young circus elephant is born with comically large ears and given the cruel nickname Dumbo. After Dumbo's ears cause an accident that injures many of the other elephants, he is made to dress like a clown and perform dangerous stunts. Everything changes when Dumbo discovers that his enormous ears actually allow him to fly, and he astounds…

Britain’s real-life “Iron Man” has high hopes for jet suit

SOMERSET, ENGLAND: The British inventor of an "Iron Man"-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries ranging from entertainment to the military. Richard Browning, a 38-year-old former commodities trader with little experience of engineering, developed his jet suit with the help of friends over the last 18 months. It is powered by six gas turbine engines which combined generate 800 horse-power. "We didn’t set out to build an "Iron…

Real-life ‘Iron Man’ suit stuns audience at TED conference

OTTAWA: British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero 'Iron Man.' Using thrusters attached to his arms and back, Browning flew in a circle and hovered a short distance from the ground, captivating attendees at a prestigious TED Conference. The personal flight suit is capable of propeling wearers much higher and faster, according to its creators. "The hypothesis was that the human mind and body, if…

Goldwyn to tackle real-life ‘Scandal’ in Watergate movie

Thirty-five years ago on Monday, Richard Nixon's re-election campaign approved plans to bug Democratic Party offices at the Watergate complex, setting in motion the most notorious political scandal in US history. Five members of the covert "White House Plumbers" taskforce were arrested six weeks later burglarizing the building in Washington, and FBI agents established that the break-in stemmed from a sabotage campaign on behalf of Nixon. Such was the resonance of the "Watergate" affair -- which ultimately led to…