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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz Answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name the country with the most nuclear fallout shelter space per citizen. The answer is Switzerland. Now tourists can get a taste of life inside one of these shelters in the form of the the Null Stern Hotel.

Jet man flies

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy, who crossed the English Channel in a daring way today. He did it with a home-made jet-propelled wing strapped to his back.

Sports

In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.