Ex-Professional Surfer Surfs 40 Hours, Smashes Document For World’s Longest Session
Former professional surfer Blake Johnston surfed 40 hours, smashing the earlier document for the world’s longest surf session on Friday … and it was all for an awesome trigger!
The Australian browsing coach entered the water in the course of the early morning hours Thursday (round 1 AM) and surfed over 600 waves, earlier than leaving the H20 round 5 PM, simply passing the prior document of 30 hours and 11 minutes.
Johnston did not simply shred for practically 2 days straight for enjoyable, he raised cash to assist the psychological well being of the youth in Australia. It is a trigger close to and pricey to the surfer’s coronary heart … he misplaced his father to suicide 10 years in the past. In an effort to herald as a lot as doable, Blake teamed up with the Chumpy Pullin Foundation.
Blake was in a position to proceed browsing when the solar set because of the assistance of some spotlights. Medics, who monitored Blake’s well being, had been additionally on standby within the occasion he wanted medical help.
A whole bunch of spectators confirmed as much as witness the historic second, and Johnston admitted he was “fairly cooked” after breaking the document.
“Thanks, everybody, you’re the most effective,” Blake mentioned after leaving the ocean. “Everybody deserves to really feel superior, deserves to handle yourselves. Good on you.”
Elon Musk Says Twitter is Price Much less Than Half of What He Purchased It For
Elon Musk says Twitter is now value lower than half of what he purchased it for — and, when you’ll recall, that was like $44 billion … so, yeah, a BIG drop-off certainly.
The Chief Twit made the brand new valuation in a company-wide e mail he despatched to remaining staff — this per the NYT, which says it bought its palms on a replica. Within the inside memo, EM says Twitter is at the moment value $20 billion … $24 billion lower than his buy worth.
Wild to see the Twitter workplace on public sale. Board room tables, cellphone cubicles, chairs, screens… even the Twitter hen statue. Nice recollections from a unique period. pic.twitter.com/BFfvFy6Pg4
— Kevin Weil 🇺🇸 (@kevinweil) January 15, 2023
Whereas that will appear abysmal, Elon really instructed his employees that — for a time — issues had been susceptible to being a lot worse after he took the reins … explaining Twitter was 4 months away from operating out of cash and going bankrupt at one level over the previous a number of months.
In his be aware, he reportedly goes on to say that “radical adjustments” he is imposed had been crucial to economize — together with the mass layoffs and different cost-cutting measures (i.e. auctions, and so forth.). The Occasions experiences EM additionally mentioned Twitter needs to be checked out as an “inverse start-up.”
Now, as for why he was spilling these deets to the Twitter fam … the Occasions says he was explaining their new inventory compensation bundle. Principally, Twitter staff will obtain inventory grants for the holding firm he used to purchase Twitter — the “X Company” — which can function below the present $20B estimate. Employees will then have the ability to promote and money in on their privately held inventory each six months. His different firm, SpaceX, acts equally.
One last item … apparently Elon has excessive hopes for Twitter. He wrote that he believes the hen app may sooner or later be value as a lot as $250 BILLION! *Insert Dr. Evil chuckle*
Dick Van Dyke Exhibits Off Crash Accidents In New Images
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Dick Van Dyke confirmed off his battle wounds Friday after his current automotive accident, claiming the airbags didn’t deploy throughout the crash.
The beloved “Mary Poppins” icon, 97, was noticed out and about together with his spouse, 51-year-old Arlene Silver, and a youthful pal.
Van Dyke identified two stitches in his chin after his automotive accident final week … “I’m positive — simply sore throughout” … assuring individuals he was doing “fairly good.”
“The airbags didn’t deploy, so I simply had a face plant proper within the steering wheel and it simply made me a bit dumber,” he quipped, together with his notorious grin.
He disregarded the considerations about his well-being, saying he’s doing comparatively okay … “I’m 97 — all my buddies are lifeless.”
The famed actor crashed his silver Lexus earlier this Month right into a gate in Malibu whereas driving in moist situations, apparently shedding management of the wheel.
Images from the accident present Van Dyke with blood on his mouth and nostril, and paramedics handled him on the scene for his accidents and a doable concussion.
Officers don’t imagine alcohol or medication had been concerned within the slippery crash, however they reportedly requested that the actor retake his driving examination with the California Division of Motor Autos.
Just some months prior, the “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” star was seen lamenting the Golden State’s drought, wishing for a moist spell, whereas visiting certainly one of his favourite nonprofit organizations in October 2022.
“Is it ever going to rain?” he requested on the time when he was noticed driving the identical automobile concerned on this month’s unlucky crash.
A decade in the past, Van Dyke was concerned in a extra critical automotive accident — that point, his automobile burst into flames. Dick was driving on a California freeway when he observed smoke coming from the hood of his Jaguar.
Promptly pulling over to the facet of the highway, a hero bystander rushed to the star’s rescue and pulled him from the automotive simply earlier than it burst into flames.
The inferno torched the luxe automotive, however Van Dyke fortunately escaped with out a scratch.
“It simply began making a noise, and I assumed I had a flat at first, then it began to smoke, then it burned to a crisp,” he mentioned on the time of the incident.
Ant Anstead Sells Laguna Seaside Dwelling
Ant Anstead is searching for a small change of surroundings … TMZ has discovered he is bought his O.C. house, however he is hoping to remain within the neighborhood.
Actual property sources inform TMZ … the “Celeb IOU: Joyride” host bought his 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,968-square-foot Laguna Seaside pad on Monday with the closing worth of $3.1 million. Ant purchased the place for $2.8 million just a few years again.
We’re instructed he plans to discover a new place in Laguna, though he hasn’t discovered the best spot to name house simply but — however he isn’t the one one leaving his outdated block.
Our sources say Ant’s GF Renée Zellweger moved out of the home throughout the road from Ant’s house final summer season. As we reported, Renée began renting that place in November 2021 for $30k/month.
You will recall, the Discovery+ persona listed his pad in October of final 12 months and started storing his stuff at Renée’s house.
On the time, our sources made it clear, Ant’s intentions have been NOT to maneuver in along with her … and we’re instructed that is nonetheless the case.
Whoever snagged Ant’s now-former pad obtained fairly the unfold — it has cool options like vaulted ceilings, a brick fire for these SoCal winter nights (local weather change, bro) and a sunroom that may be reworked right into a studio.
Plus, there is a wraparound deck to absorb unbelievable Pacific Ocean views — these are nice year-round, even within the winter.
Azita Sadeghi of Compass held the itemizing.
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