It was a staggering feat, a car that went faster than the speed of sound. On October 15 1997, Andy Green travelled across the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, in the Thrust SSC at 763.035 mph, or Mach 1.02. Two decades on, that record remains unchallenged. Until now.
Boris Johnson appeared to distance Britain from Donald Trump on Friday, saying that the country’s decision to leave the European Union should not be likened to the Republican presidential candidate’s “America first” isolationist foreign policy.
In 1916, a young Romanian artist called Marcel Janco produced a painting depicting an evening in a Zurich nightclub. Now lost, but known through a photographic reproduction on a postcard, the picture presents a riotous scene in the fractured style of early Cubism.
Police currently believe that an 18-year-old German-Iranian acted alone, killing nine people and then himself. They have not yet identified a motive; the man had no criminal record. Munich spent hours under lockdown.
Plenty of people have made insipid imitations of the famous scene from Federico Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’, in which the late Swedish actress Anita Ekberg wades flirtatiously into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, beckoning her co-star, Marcello Mastroianni, to join her.