Kayakers will be told to stop stripping naked in public, she reported The Telegraph. An official paddlers’ code for England, expected to be introduced this summer, will advise canoeists, kayakers and stand-up paddlers to change their clothes “in a discreet and considerate manner”. Last year a councilor in Totnes, Devon, addressed the issue, saying: “They get out of their cars and put on their wetsuits on the pavement. When you walk out your front door, that’s not what you want to see.”
Man defies predictions to climb Everest again
A climber who was told he would never walk unaided again after smashing both his heels has scaled Mount Everest for the 16th time. Kenton Cool, 48, scaled the summit of the 8,849m peak overnight on Saturday alongside British fitness guru Rebecca Louise, who made the climb for the first time. Broadcaster Ben Fogle described Cool, who lives in Gloucestershire with his wife and two children, as “one of the greats,” he said The times.
Pentagon “to reveal if aliens exist”
US politicians hope to find out if extraterrestrials exist this week, the reported Daily Star. Pentagon intelligence officials will open their real-life X-Files when questioned by the US Congress about what they know about extraterrestrials. “This will give the public an opportunity to hear directly from intelligence leaders about one of the greatest mysteries of our time,” said Adam Schiff, chairman of the US Intelligence Committee. Last year, the US released a report that logged 144 cases of “unidentified aerial phenomena” since 2004.