It's been a while since we've had a three-item edition of WPATATW. In fact, the last time was September 7. Since then we've celebrated our 5th Anniversary, missed a week, discussed football referees twice, and featured lemon-eating babies. But we're back to three items this week. Let's get to it.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner makes record-breaking jump
On Sunday, skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner rode in a pressurized capsule to more than 128,000 feet (24 miles) above sea level and then jumped. The Austrian daredevil broke the record set in 1960 by retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, who jumped from almost 103,000 feet (19 miles). Baumgartner also broke the record for highest balloon flight (the same height), and became the first human to break the sound barrier outside a vehicle, by free-falling at 834 mph.
Keith Richards hints at a full Rolling Stones tour in 2013
In the week's most anticipated concert news, The Rolling Stones announced that they are performing four concerts before the end of the year. However, there may be more to come, according to Keith Richards. In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Richards noted, "Nobody's actually given a heads up on that, but I don't think that this band is gonna wind up all of this for four shows." They have a highly promoted compilation album coming out next month, so I'd guess that there's a greater than 50% chance this tour happens.
Tigers win the ALCS
The Detroit Tigers made a clean sweep of the ALCS last night, winning four games against the NY Yankees. The Tigers now move to the World Series, where they will face the winner of the NLCS. Right now the St. Louis Cardinals are leading 3-1 over the San Francisco Giants.
Have a great weekend, everyone!