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I Saw the News Today: Muslims Join Mass, No Parachute Skydive

What happened today? There was a sign of solidarity in France, and a man drunk from a shoe.


Muslims Attend Catholic Mass in France in Show of Solidarity

In response to the visceral IS attack that claimed the life of Father Jacques Hamel last week, the two religions present in the attack have joined hands in a heartwarming and necessary gesture in the name of empathy and, too, peace.

“For me, it is very important to be here today,” Mohammed Karabila, President of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray Mosque, directed toward the crowd, with close to 2,000 attending mass at the Cathedral in Rouen.

In response, the Archbishop of Rouen, Dominique Lebrun, was reported to say that he was “very touched.”


American Dives 25,000 Feet without Parachute on Purpose, Survives

A man, torn between his two loves, sat aghast in hopelessness, but a passenger in the rickety windy womb of an airplane fuselage takes stock of his options, before plunging into the wide blue yonder, in pursuit of his goal. As he steps to the door, no parachute lays in wait on his back, but nonetheless he plunges, and survives.

Wrong footage there. The man who achieved this amazing feat, skydiver Luke Aikins decided to forgo a century of relatively safe human/stratosphere existence by aiming for a trampoline from the gaudy height of 25,000 feet.

Unsure if it was in reference to Keanu Reeves’ jump, but nonetheless, Mr Aikins, you are one radical …


And finally, to celebrate the fact that it is Monday (who threw that bottle?), we have our own Daniel Ricciardo imbibing pricey champagne from his even pricier shoe.