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Songkran 2018 – Bangkok

14 April 2018 Songkran Festival - Bangkok, Thailand Yesterday in Bangkok, I was told Songkran started as a simple Annual Family Tradition to remove and wash the family's home Buddha.  The Patriarch (oldest Male member) would remove the dust (powder) and smear it on the faces of all the family members present.  With the water used to cleanse their Buddha they would pour it gently on each other.  Now move for ...

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Back in BKK – Don’t let your Memories outweigh your Pad-See-Ew!

Bangkok, Thailand - 14 March 2018 Well, here I am back reporting from Bangkok (#BKK) and happy to announce that "my memories are NOT outweighing my Pad-see-ew" (and you can quote me on that!).  Just today MANY new memories were made in this wonderful Far East city in that I call my home (for now & before in my life)... In NO Negative News from Thailand today, it seems Rice Exports are on an All-Time hig ...

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Olympic Women’s Alpine Skiing Results 2018: Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Giant Slalom

15 February 2018           American Mikaela Shiffrin wins the Giant Slalom in South Korea!!! This is four years after Shiffrin won her first gold medal in the women's slalom in the previous Winter Games.  The 22-year-old simply seems unstoppable in this event. Four years after Shiffrin burst on the scene with a gold medal in the women's slalom, the 22-year-old American blitzed the c ...

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Go to Bali – NOT!

11-6-2017 Just arrived back in the USA from a quick 5 day trip to Bali - the wonderful island retreat and part of the Indonesian nation.  It was a long 15 hour flight from Florida (MCO) to Dubai (DXB) and another 8+ hours to Bali (DPS).  After a chill day the first day to recover and to "only" take in the Monkey Forest near the hotel, it was off to a 2-day tour of the island with a private guide (typically ...

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Bob Dylan is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner for Literature!!! SURPRISE – SURPRISE – SURPRISE!!!

NN News   10-13-2016 In a seemingly surprise decision, American Singer - Songwriter Bob Dylan is chosen as the latest Nobel Peace Prize recipient for his 1,752 word work - or 1,727 more than the 25 words he was only asked to write about the late American Legend Woody Guthrie... For more information please go to the Nobel site at: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2016/press.h ...

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Nobel Peace Prize (Chemistry) awarded today! The World’s smallest Machine

NN News 10-5-2016 Today the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to 3 Chemists for making the "World's Smallest Machine" - also known as "Molecular Machines" - The 3 Chemists are from France, originally the United Kingdom - yet now a professor at Northwestern University, and the final is from The Netherlands.  Their names are: Jean-Pierre Sauvage University of Strasbourg, France Sir J. Fraser Stoddart Northw ...

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Marine’s First Solo carries on a Long Family Tradition – Stay Humble – Enjoy Life Hank!!!

4-18-2016 - NN News USMC 2nd Lt Henry R. "Hank" Duden, IV (aka “Hank Blackbird Solo”) just soloed the T-6 at NAS Whiting Field. Hank is the great grand son of the Uncle (Cmdr George T. McCutchan, USN) of Major General Clay T. McCutchan (retired USAFR & Full-time USAF Historian). Clay and his parents (famous Aviators too!) named their Family Airfield after Commander George T. McCutchan and another Uncle, ...

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Flugtag™ – The HAPPY Aviation Movie

NN News 4-8-2016 - Lakeland, Florida USA - Sun n Fun International Fly-In & Expo Today the Pax et Amor Production International (P.A.P.I.) organization (the non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation that owns/operates NN News & all the Fly Now! products & trademarks) officially announces the first use of the Flugtag trademark or otherwise known as Flugtag™ as our own. PAPI intends to use this trademark n ...

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Tesla to Set New World Record in New Category

NN News At midnight January 29, 2014, a Tesla Motors team departed Los Angeles en route to New York City in two Model S sedans to mark the completion of the first cross country Supercharger route. They're aiming to complete the journey within about three days and "set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for lowest charge time for an electric vehicle traveling across the United States," according to Tes ...

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World’s Record for Parallel Parking World Record Set & Broken – 5.16 Inches!!!

  World's Record for Parallel Parking Broken – TWICE!!!   The Guinness Book of Records confirmed that on 10 December 2012 during the filming of the British show “Officially Amazing,” the Moffatt brothers set and broke the Parallel Parking records with the final record at just 5.16 INCHES! To see the Moffatt brothers in action during these record attempts go to YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/wa ...

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