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Nik Wallenda Walks a Tightrope Into History

Nik Wallenda walks across Chicago River
High-wire performer Nik Wallenda walks on a 3/4 inch (1.91 cm) wire between buildings across the Chicago River in Chicago, Nov. 2, 2014. Tannen Maury—EPA

Thrills, chills and incredible skills on display in Nik Wallenda's feat

The daredevil Nik Wallenda successfully walked between skyscrapers on high wires suspended hundreds of feet above downtown Chicago on Sunday night, accomplishing the historic feat without a harness or a safety net—and in one case blindfolded.

In the two-plus hour long event that aired live on the Discovery Channel, Wallenda pulled off something incredible and set two world records in the process—walking on a high wire strung between three Chicago skyscrapers, all of which are taller than the Washington Monument. As if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the daredevil aerialist did one of the walks on a significant incline and another blindfolded. The Discovery Channel aired the stunt with a 10-second delay so it could cut away if Wallenda fell to his death. But that precaution proved unnecessary.

“The big thing is the intimidation factor,” Wallenda said, adding that it’s hard “to look down from 600 feet in the air.”

For the first half of his two-part spectacle, Wallenda walked uphill on a wire suspended at what was supposed to be a record-breaking 15-degree incline, from Chicago’s 588-foot Marina Tower West to the top of the 671-foot Leo Burnett building on the other side of the Chicago river. During the show it was announced that the incline of the wire ended up being even steeper than anticipated, coming in at 19 degrees. That’s like walking up eight stories while suspended in the air 50 stories up, with winds gusting across the wire.

Wallenda made it look easy. With his family watching and a crowd of fans cheering him from the ground below, Wallenda calmly grabbed his pole and headed out for an uphill walk. The performance went off without a hitch, but the wire was bouncing enough under his weight that he opted not to take a planned selfie halfway across the wire. He managed the first half in just six minutes and 50 seconds, running the last few steps to drop his pole and hug his children and wife.

The second half of the event saw Wallenda walk blindfolded between the two Marina City towers, which music fans would recognize from the cover of Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

Before the show, Wallenda had said that Chicago’s weather would most likely be his worst enemy—it is, after all, the Windy City.

“Whether those winds are too strong or whether the cable wants to freeze or there is a snowstorm, we just don’t know,” he said. The Discovery Channel had a weatherman on hand to keep an eye on the weather that had brought 20-foot waves to Chicago’s Lake Michigan over the weekend. The wind had died down some, but was still gusting through the city’s Skyscraper Canyon. As Wallenda prepared to walk blindfolded between the Marina Towers, he was worried about the crosswinds that could knock him sideways.

“It’s mentally draining,” said Wallenda of walking a tightrope without being able to rely on his vision.

In order to concentrate, Wallenda took out the earpiece through which he had been communicating with his father during the first walk, requiring his father to shout instructions through a megaphone. Before stepping on to the wire, Wallenda begged the crowd to be quiet so he could hear his father’s instructions. Wallenda finished the walk in just one minute and 16 seconds.

The 35-year-old tightrope walker is the great-grandson of Karl Wallenda of the famous Flying Wallendas circus family, and he has been on a high wire since before he was born—his mother, Delilah Wallenda, walked the tightrope while she was six months pregnant with him.

His years of experience don’t make his stunts any less harrowing to watch, though. After all, at the age of 73, his great-grandfather was killed attempting to walk between two buildings in Puerto Rico in 1978. The show aired some of that heart-stopping footage and while it may serve as a cautionary tale for most of the world, Wallenda saw it as a challenge. He completed his great-grandfather’s endeavor in 2011.

Despite the risks, Wallenda continues his thrilling stunts. In 2012, he made a record-breaking walk over Niagara Falls from the U.S. into Canada. and in 2013 he took a quarter-mile stroll on a wire suspended over the Little Colorado River Gorge. Each of those stunts drew close to 13 million viewers.


Survey: Americans Would Pay $2,700 For An Extra Hour a Day

How much would you shell out to have more time?

Ideally, you would have been reading this article three hours ago.

But it couldn’t even be written before now. There was a deadline. And another. And the dog wouldn’t stop coughing so there was a vet appointment to be squeezed in. There were Halloween treats to be rushed out the door. And a phone call with an editor. And an urgent text from a friend locked in a dressing room in desperate need of first-date fashion advice. Dinner should be started at some point. There’s a Halloween costume to mend (or, more realistically, duct tape on the inside so no one can tell) before tomorrow and another list of deadlines starts lighting up the iCal. Perhaps most indicative of the current state of affairs—a promising email titled “Need More Hours in the Day? These Calendar Apps Will Find Them” has been unopened in my inbox for three days. An article titled “How to Achieve Work-Life Balance in 5 Steps” seems both inspirational and aspirational, based solely on the title, anyway as there has been no time to read the rest of it.

There’s too much to do in just 24 hours and it’s hard not to fantasize about adding hours to do the day. How much would you pay for an extra hour to work or sleep or read a book or, hey, finish the last season of Orange is the New Black (no spoilers!)? A new survey commissioned by Zico Coconut Water, says that more than half (58%) of Americans who were willing to pay cold hard cash in exchange for one more hour in their day, said they would be willing to fork over $2,725 to have that extra hour in their over-crowded day.

That’s no small change you could find in the couch (if you had time to vacuum the couch, which is on the priority list right below brushing the dog’s teeth and above washing the curtains).

The fact that people are willing to shell out that kind of cash is, well, sad, but also indicative of a larger problem that is unfortunately hard to buy your way out of: An out-of-whack work-life balance. For most of us, the work-life balance is unbalanced as the sad kid at the playground who can’t find anyone to sit on the other side of the seesaw—you’re just sitting on the ground wondering when the fun starts. It’s like a unicorn who lives in the pages of Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP or those mystical beings living Oprah’s Best Life.

According to the Zico survey, out of the 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+ surveyed, 74 % of them say they don’t feel “completely balanced” and actively seek ways to counteract their busy schedules, hence with the whole take-my-child’s-college-savings-for-a-measly-extra- hour thing. Only 27% of those surveyed said they are “completely balanced.”

As a person who is solidly in the other 73%, one can only imagine these 27-percenters who tell a pollster that they are “completely balanced” must send their last work email precisely at 5:30pm, arise from their ergonomic chair to walk the eight flights down to their spotless car with nary a fast-food wrapper in site. They arrive home in time to cook a well-balanced meal of superfoods for their children who are eager to finish their homework before diving into a delicious plate that is up to the FDA’s latest nutritional standards. The kids brush their teeth in tiny circles for two minutes, floss and then head to their organic-sheeted beds to read their bedtime books in Japanese, their third language. They fall asleep immediately giving their parents plenty of time to watch the final episode of Orange is the New Black and get a full eight hours of sleep without once checking their work email.

Being “completely balanced” sounds like you’re living in a catalog, which is great but some of us don’t have time to peruse a catalog. Some of us are too busy meeting deadlines, mending costumes and searching the couch for change in hopes of buying an extra hour in the day.

Besides, haven’t you heard? There’s no such thing as a work-life balance, so do the best you can and save your money for vacation. Or, you know, vet bills.

TIME Music

Meet Young Fathers, the Band That Won the 2014 Mercury Prize

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GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 30: Kayus Bankole, Graham Hastings and Alloysious Massaquoi of Young Fathers performs on stage at The Last Big Weekend at Richmond Park on August 30, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ross Gilmore/Redferns via Getty Images) Ross Gilmore—Redferns via Getty Images

This up-and-coming hip hop group just won Britain's big music prize

FKA twigs — the avant garde R&B artist who may or may not be dating Robert Pattinson — was the favorite to win this year’s prestigious Mercury Prize, but her victory was upset by an up-and-coming hip-hop group called Young Fathers.

The Edinburgh-based group of Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham Hastings plays a version of hip-hop that incorporates the members’ Liberian and Nigerian roots with ’70s punk and American rap. It’s an intriguing combination: distinctive, challenging and listenable.

While many music fans may be scratching their heads at the win, the group is well-respected by critics, including The Guardian‘s Alexis Petridis, who calls their album “the work of misfits, as all the greatest music tends to be.” He goes on to say about their album, “Dead never feels forced, or as if it’s trying too hard to prove a point. It just works.”

“Young Fathers have a unique take on urban British music, brimming with ideas – forceful, unexpected and moving,” said Simon Frith, who chaired the committee of judges.

Another reason some are mystified by the group’s win is that their album, Dead, hasn’t performed commercially. Even in the era of declining album sales (we’re not talking about you, Taylor), the numbers are surprisingly low. According to the BBC, Young Fathers’s album not only failed to chart, but sold just over 2,000 albums. As the Press Association noted, they “could have bought the lot with their £20,000 prize money — and still have change left over.” It’s now the lowest-selling record to win the £20,000 prize. According to The Guardian, the band has only sold 561 copies since their nomination for the Mercury Prize was announced.

However, just because their album hasn’t sold many units yet doesn’t mean it won’t eventually. As The Guardian points out, “If the Mercury Prize has a worthwhile purpose, it’s to shine a light on music that a wider audience might well like if they heard it, and Dead fits the bill perfectly.”

Their win comes on the heels of James Blake’s 2013 award for his second album, Overgrown, and Alt-J’s 2012 prize for their debut, An Awesome Wave. Both acts have continued on to great success.

Familiarize yourself with Young Fathers:

“I Heard”

“Get Up”


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Serial: Sarah Koening On the Addictive New Podcast from This American Life

Sarah Koenig, host and executive producer of Serial Meredith Heuer

The host and executive producer takes TIME behind the scenes of Serial

The facts are these: Hae Min Lee was killed on January 13, 1999. Her ex-boyfriend and fellow high school student, Adnan Syed, was convicted of the murder, and sentenced to life in prison.

The tragedy is undisputed. The conviction is not.

Lee’s murder and Syed’s guilt or innocence are the mysteries that lie at the heart of Serial, a new documentary podcast series hosted by Sarah Koenig. Every Thursday, Koenig unravels the clues, guiding listeners through hours of interviews, cell phone records, and court room transcripts, even tracking down an alibi witness that was never called to the stand in Syed’s defense. Serial is the first spinoff from the much-loved This American Life radio show, where Koenig serves as a producer. But instead of covering multiple stories in a single episode, Serial goes deep on a single story —Lee and Syed’s story. Each week, more evidence is unfurled, more clues hashed over, and more witnesses are introduced. The result is a compelling, if not addictive, series.

Not that Koenig is convinced that Syed was wrongfully convicted. She just isn’t sure — so she’s using the podcast to try and find answers. “I wouldn’t have started looking into this case if I didn’t have questions about it. If it seemed obvious he was guilty, I wouldn’t have invested all this time and resources. But I didn’t definitely think he was innocent, either,” says Koenig. “There’s definitely something here that I don’t understand, and that the public never got to hear. Something is missing in this story. Something’s not quite right.”

Koenig got involved in the story when Rabia Chaudry, a friend of the Syed family, wrote her a letter asking for assistance. “Rabia Chaudry came to me when I had written about this attorney who had been disbarred — the same lawyer who represented Adnan — and she wanted me to look at his case. The reasoning was that if the lawyer was disbarred, maybe she had screwed up the case.”

According to the podcast, Chaudry had a hard time believing the conviction, because Syed was a good kid. He kept up his grades and ran on the track team; he was well-liked by the community and a practicing Muslim. Syed was convicted almost exclusively on the testimony of a one-time friend and some cell phone records that may or may not corroborate his story. There was no physical evidence at all. It was hard for Chaudry to accept that Syed would have committed the brutal murder of his one-time girlfriend in the middle of the day in a Best Buy parking lot, then bury her body in one of Baltimore’s notorious dumping grounds. It was easier to believe the disbarred attorney, who has since passed away, had failed in her job.

Koenig, though, isn’t sure that’s the case. “It was flawed counsel,” says Koenig. “But I don’t think he got a sh–ty lawyer. She just made some mistakes.”

Among those mistakes is what Koenig calls “the Asia thing,” where Syed’s attorney didn’t talk to a witness who could have given Syed an alibi for the time of the murder. That, in Koenig’s opinion, is “an out-and-out screw-up”.

“That’s just an error. I don’t see the logic in not talking to an alibi witness, even if you talk to her and say, ‘This isn’t going to work’ or ‘This isn’t true’ or whatever. But failing to contact her? That just seems like she just screwed up to me,” says Koenig.

“The other thing, which we’re going to get to — in an episode that’s not yet written— is that [Syed's attorney] just concentrated her rigor in the wrong places in this case. It’s not that she was napping during testimony or high on cocaine — she was a good hardworking attorney who made tactical errors in addition to a few out-and-out screw-ups,” says Koenig. “She was a really well-respected attorney! She had a great reputation, and it was earned. There are parts of the trial where you’re just like, ‘Man, she is just like a pit bull on this thing!’ She’s pushing and pushing and pushing. She’s objecting where she should and getting things on the record. She’s working hard.”

Still, Koenig says: “If Adnan is innocent, though, she would have a lot to answer for. If he’s guilty, well, that’s a different question.”

Koenig hopes that listeners will get to know Lee more than they do now, but for now, she won’t focus on her. “It’s an upsetting story. A girl was murdered and it’s horrible,” says Koenig. “Getting people to talk to me about that and be honest with me about that is hard. For a lot of these people, even those not directly involved, this was the defining horror of their lives. It’s hard for them.”

“The level of stress and anxiety and discomfort that I have lived with for the last year just thinking about this story, I don’t understand how [criminal lawyers] do it all the time,” says Koenig. “If I’ve learned nothing else, I’m glad I’m not a lawyer.”

One of the most compelling aspects of Serial is that it’s simply unclear whether justice was served in this case. While people are used to hearing stories like this end with the release of an innocent man, Syed might be guilty. After all, a jury convicted him and, according to the podcast, the jury came to their verdict fairly quickly. Still, is Koenig hoping to free an innocent man? “That’s hard,” says Koening. “It would be great to do a story and get somebody who is innocent out of jail. That’s a wonderful thing. That said, I don’t think that’s necessarily what I’ve got here. At all.”

The uncertainty stems from the fact that Koenig and her other producers are still reporting the story. “We’re still working on it! We’re still working on the episode that comes out in two days! We’re in the thick of it,” says Koenig. “I’m not that far ahead of you right now.” The podcast is such a work in progress, Koenig says, that they don’t even know for how long the show will run. “We’re thinking in the realm of a dozen, but that could change. We’ve written five so far.”

For Koenig, who has been a producer at This American Life for ten years, releasing a story a chapter at a time has been a steep learning curve. “Structuring the arc of the season before you know how the story ends is very challenging,” says Koenig. “I also did not realize how vulnerable it can make you to release your work product before your reporting is finished. I had not anticipated that element.”

Despite the difficulties, Koenig and her team plan on continuing the podcast. “If I don’t plotz first, the idea is to do another story next year,” laughs Koenig. “We want to keep it going and the idea is that we will, if people seem interested in it.”

People are definitely interested. Serial was the number one podcast on iTunes two weeks before the first episode even premiered. “I was very surprised. Very, very surprised,” says Koenig. “I’ve been intrigued by a lot of stories in my career, but I think a ton of the interest is because this is a crime. It’s a murder case. This sounds naïve, but I didn’t think that would be a thing. I didn’t see it.”

But before starting to work on next year’s story, which she has not chosen yet, Koenig hopes to find some answers about this one. She wants to find out whether justice was served — and whether Lee’s killer is behind bars or still out there. “I am hopeful that I will figure it out one way or the other,” says Koenig. “I may have to give that up along the way, but today, I’m hopeful.”

TIME Sports

This Paralympian Just Won Halloween With His Costume

Josh Sundquist's costume is a must see

Josh Sundquist has a reputation to uphold.

Each Halloween the Paralympic ski racer-turned-author and motivational speaker goes all out for Halloween, putting his so-called disability (Sundquist lost his leg to bone cancer when he was nine years old) to great effect.

Over the last few years, Sundquist’s gone as a flamingo (one leg up naturally), the leg lamp from A Christmas Story, and a gingerbread man with its leg bitten off. He has posted the entire impressive collection on his Facebook page.

This year he’s opted to get in touch with his inner athlete and what team sport is best known for having just one leg? Foosball. As you can see in the behind-the-scenes video, for his foosball player costume, Sundquist stuck his leg in a box and attached himself to the metal pipes that would connect him to his teammates were he really on a foosball soccer team.

Sundquist holds on to his title of King of Halloween once again.

[H/T Sports Illustrated]

TIME Television

Amy Poehler Grilled George R.R. Martin on Game of Thrones Trivia Last Night

Find out how well Martin knows his own characters

Quick, who said it: “When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.”

George R.R. Martin knew the answer when he stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. The author was promoting his new book (no, not that one), The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones. He quickly found himself in a verbal duel of honor with Amy Poehler, who challenged him to find out exactly how well he knew his characters.

Poehler and Meyers took turns quizzing Martin with lines from his very long, multi-volume work and asking which character said it. For the most part Martin nailed it, but he apparently completely forgot about the Westeros 9 meteorologist who first predicted that winter is coming.

TIME viral

Watch This Pilot’s Dramatic Midair Video of the Antares Rocket Explosion

The cause of the explosion is still unknown

Ed Sealing was up in a Cessna airplane hoping to get a glimpse of a rocket launch at NASA’s facility in Wallops Island, Va. “I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen a rocket launched before,” Sealing told USA Today. “And I still haven’t…. It was definitely dramatic.”

Sealing had the camera on his iPad rolling when the launch turned into a dramatic and unfortunate series of explosions that blew apart the unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo module. “I just kind of thought, that’s not right, something’s wrong there,” Sealing said. “Then there was a second big explosion.”

Sealing was able capture it all and posted the footage to YouTube where it has quickly racked up hundreds of thousands of views.

While no one was hurt in the explosion, the cargo rocket was carrying 5,000 pounds of experiments and equipment for NASA, including food supplies for the astronauts in the International Space Station.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

MORE: What NASA’s Antares Explosion Means

TIME Bizarre

Spice Up Your Morning Routine with Wasabi Toothpaste

When Crest just doesn't cut it.

Crest, the American standard of toothpaste brands, has started to get a little wacky lately. Its Be Adventurous line offers brushers the chance to swap out basic mint flavored paste for “Chocolate Mint Trek,” “Lime Spearmint Zest” or “Vanilla Mint Spark.” Not included in Crest’s lineup? Wasabi-flavored toothpaste.

Luckily, for spice loving fans who crave the idea of adding some sushi flavoring into their daily oral hygiene routine, wasabi toothpaste is coming to Japan thanks to the Village Vanguard shop.

While Seattle retailer Archie McPhee has sold a gag (and probably gag-inducing) wasabi toothpaste for years, Japan is getting the real deal. According to Kotaku, “The toothpaste smells like wasabi, it has a wasabi-like texture, and most importantly, it tastes like wasabi.”

So if you’re looking to put a little hair on your chest while keeping your teeth squeaky clean, be really adventurous and step away from the mint.


Dancing With the Stars Watch: Halloween Creeps Onto the Dance Floor


Nothing is scarier than team dances

Welcome back to Dancing With the Stars. This week the stars are swapping spandex for spider webs as they hit the ballroom floor for some interpretative dance on the Halloween tip. The creepy clown who is stalking the DWTS set isn’t the only terrifying thing on this week’s show, because after a string of guest judges kept his seat warm, the show’s wayward judge, Len Goodman, finally returned from two-timing on Dancing With the Stars with Strictly Come Dancing. If you like even scarier thoughts: team dances are also on the agenda for this week. It’s a night of horror all right.

Here’s what happened on Dancing With the Stars:

Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd: It seemed that the quick step would get the best of the last old man standing on the show, but Tommy managed to pull off the fast-paced routine with panache and style. The judges — even Len (or, rather, Julianne Hough who regularly out-Lens Len)— loved the magic-themed routine. Turns out Tommy has made it further in the competition than any other senior citizen who dared don sparkles and bronzer on the ballroom floor, a fact that brings Peta to tears. (She probably cries at Kleenex commercials too.) 28/40

Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev: In the rehearsal footage it appeared that Lea was cracking under the pressure of the Argentine tango, but they channeled the fear of slipping further down the leaderboard (they are currently in fifth place out of eight dancers) to hone their dance. As Lea cried on the dance floor, truth speaker Julianne suggested they give themselves a break, which is the best advice ever doled out on this show. Then Bruno Toniolo fell off his chair groping Julianne in excitement over the dance, and it made you wish the show had instant replay so you could watch it on a loop. Fingers crossed it will be GIF’d tomorrow! 34/40

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough: Derek picked on Bethany throughout their rehearsal-footage reel, which is the No. 1 sign of a Derek Hough Routine for the Ages. Their paso doble was dynamic and dramatic with a black-and-red theme and a shirtless drum corps. It would definitely be worth watching over again and not just for the shirtless men. Len thought the atmospherics overpowered the dance itself and yearned for the days of a simple paso doble, but the rest of the judges were more than happy to dole out 10s. 39/40

Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke: With Antonio holding down the last spot on the leader board, Cheryl knew she has her work cut out for her. She planned a Viennese waltz to the classic “I Put a Spell on You” that was simple enough for Antonio to handle, but challenging enough to hopefully sate the judges. Unfortunately, “the spell didn’t work” for Carrie Ann Inaba, and the other judges quickly agreed in less eloquent terms. Antonio didn’t mind the criticism, though. He announced that he was “doing it for the fans” and then pointed at the upper echelon of the ballroom stadium and got the entire balcony pregnant. 27/40

Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater: Michael’s jive to “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” turned into a Halloween house of horrors once he hit the judges’ table. Len bluntly told Michael that he was “surprised he made it to Week 7″ and told the NASCAR star that he was “running on empty.” Julianne called it “kind of a nightmare,” Bruno said he broke a record for being off time, while Carrie Ann called it “a great freestyle … but it was supposed to be a jive.” 20/40

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy: At long last, Janel decided to tap into her Pretty Little Liars fan base and set a Viennese waltz to the PLL theme song. She got back into character as Mona, tortured a Val doll and even got to kill off her partner at the end of the routine. The audience — including a number of PLL peons … er, supporting cast — loved the dance, but A had clearly gotten to the judges already, and they mysteriously decided that the routine had a few problems. 31/40

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson: After an injury-addled week, Alfonso managed to keep his body together long enough to deliver a respectable rumba set to a live performance of Ella Henderson’s “Ghost.” For the judges, it was a breathe of fresh air that made Bruno willing to risk another tumble by enthusiastically critiquing the routine. Len appreciated that Alfonso didn’t “hang about washing windows,” which is a perfect example of a Len-ism. Alfonso used the opportunity of being on live, national television to announce that his wife is pregnant again and make d-ck joke at his own expense. 36/40

Sadie Roberton and Mark Ballas: Mark choreographed a dramatic zombie-themed paso doble routine set to the ominous tones of Kongos “Come With Me Now.” While the routine was an audience-pleasing blend of Thriller and The Wizard of Oz, the judges thought the theme got the best of the routine and the content was lost. Luckily for them, fans choose who stays and goes and it was a fun routine. 30/40

Team Itsy Bitsy: As Team Captain, Bethany chose Janel, Lea and Michael, who was the self-professed “weakest link” and made matters worse by missing rehearsal for a charity event. The routine to Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow” started in a foggy forest and ended on a plus-sized spider web and was filled with fun bits in between. The judges thought the spider women “killed the number” and applauded Michael for not messing up too badly. Tom Bergeron took the opportunity to tell the team members that all of them (including Michael) were safe and that all of Team Creepy was in jeopardy. 36/40

Team Creepy: Alfonso’s team — Sadie, Tommy, and Antonio — set their circus-themed freestyle to the Rocky Horror campy soundtrack staple, “The Time Warp.” The routine was fun and frivolous with a few moments of brilliance and their energy was only slightly dampened by the fact that they had just found out they were all in jeopardy of elimination. They earned 32/40, meaning Derek held on to his undefeated team dance streak.

In Jeopardy: Alfonso and Sadie were quickly freed from the confines of jeopardy purgatory, leaving Tommy and Antonio to twist in the jeopardy winds.

Who Went Home: Antonio was sent home to return to his day job of being a professional hunk.

TIME Viral Videos

Wedding Filmed by a GoPro Attached to a Whiskey Bottle

Whatever it takes to get through a wedding.

If you’re wondering who is the most popular person at a wedding, be assured it’s not the bride or the groom, but the person toting the bottle of whiskey.

At a wedding, most people (bride, groom, and guest alike) have two things on their mind: Try not to cry too much during the ceremony and have fun at the reception. Both can require a bit of liquid fortitude, hence the popularity of the whiskey bearer. To prove that status, someone attached a GoPro camera to a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and let it loose at a wedding.

What was captured on the camera is exactly what anyone who has been a regular on the wedding circuit would expect: Lots and lots of shots by people in their Sunday best, chugging straight from the bottle, no chaser required. Whatever it takes to toast the happy couple, right?

[h/t Uproxx]

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