London: Three Britons in their 20s have undertaken a record-breaking trip around the world in a cab, travelling over 43,000 miles (over 69,000 km) and putting 80,000 pounds (about $128,600) on the meter.
The three friends - Paul Archer, 25, Leigh Purnell, 24, and Johno Ellison, 28 - drove across four continents and 50 different countries in their trusty diesel motor, affectionately called Hannah, the Daily Express reported.
They had set out from London in February 2011 and returned home on Thursday after completing their record-breaking trip. But the trio, from Birmingham's Aston University, had some bizarre experiences during their expedition.
They had to dig the taxi out of a snowdrift in the Arctic Circle, were arrested in Moscow for drinking in front of the Kremlin and received a personal pardon from the president of Moldova after failing to produce the correct documents....more
11:45 AM, May 12, 2012
Washington: India might become an observer of the Arctic Council though its membership is not open unless a country has territory above the Arctic Circle, a US official has said. "The Arctic Council is not open for membership unless a nation has territory above the Arctic Circle. India does not (have such territory). India might be able to become an observer of the Council, and be able to participate in...
11:14 AM, May 10, 2011
Colombo: Elegant West Indies batsman Darren Bravo says playing smart cricket will be the key to success in the ongoing World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. The aim is always to get better at what you do. If you keep it simple and play it smart you will get success, Bravo, 23, was quoted as saying in a West Indies Cricket Board statement on Thursday. I have played some good innings...
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