.
August 1st, 2008
09:15 PM ET

Weekend Buzz: homemade flying machines and Napoleon Dynamite

Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

Here’s a look at some of the stories on our radar this weekend:

PROTEST AGAINST HOSTILITIES WITH IRAN: The group Stop War on Iran is scheduled to hold a protest march in New York City.

NFL HALL OF FAME ENSHRINEMENT CEREMONY: Emmitt Thomas, Fred Dean, Darrell Green, Andre Tippett, Art Monk and Gary Zimmerman will be formally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE FESTIVAL: The cult movie was filmed in Preston, ID where the festival takes place.

MANDELA CELEBRATION: The African National Congress is scheduled to hold a rally to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday in Tshwane, South Africa. Mandela turned 90 on July 18.

RED BULL FLUGTAG: Event sponsored by Red Bull in which competitors attempt to fly homemade human-powered flying machines.  Check out some of the highlights from the 2006 entries on youtube. 

NATIONAL STOP ON RED WEEK BEGINS: This week sponsored in part by the Federal Highway Administration seeks to reduce the number of drivers running red lights.

XVII INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE: International dignitaries and activists will attend this major AIDS conference in Mexico City.


Filed under: The Buzz
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Don, WA

    RED BULL FLUGTAG: I love watching "The Wrong Brothers"!

    August 3, 2008 at 11:01 pm |
  2. Heather

    I have seen so many people run red lights. I don't understand it. I saw something that I guess qualifies as a sport. Extreme Ironing.I know I have no idea why people feel the need to take ironing boards on top of rooftops of houses and iron sometimes they do it on water like standing in streams. I dont get it,plus the iron isnt plugged in. Ill take the Red Bull events anyday.

    August 1, 2008 at 9:54 pm |