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  1. It has been more than 10 years since the first time I jumped out of an airplane, but I still recall every detail of the 60-second free fall that preceded my pulling the rip cord. So with some degree...
  2. Massimo Perotti was a happy man during this past fall’s Monaco Yacht Show. The chairman and CEO of Italian boatbuilder Sanlorenzo ( www.sanlorenzoyacht.com ) was at the event to unveil two additions...
  3. TMB Art Metal ( www.tmbartmetal.com ) —a London company that produces sculpture and jewelry incorporating metal from vintage cars, airplanes, and boats—has fashioned cuff links from components of...
  4. The personal minijet now is on the arrival screen. Just as deliveries of very light jets (VLJs) are commencing, some of their makers are turning their attention to even smaller craft. Among them is...
  5. One of the latest creations from German clock maker Matthias Naeschke is a $70,000, 10-pound table clock called L’amour ( www.matthias-naeschke.de ). The gold- and silver-plated, opulently engraved...
  6. The birth of Aston Martin’s expressive and explosive DBS was an interesting, maybe even high-risk, delivery. Well into the production process of the DBS, Ford Motor Co. began trying to shed those...
  7. Mike Van Staagen is a big man; he stands 6-foot-4, with broad shoulders and long legs. Not surprisingly, Van Staagen, vice president of design for the Advanced Development Group at Cirrus Design, has...
  8. Shortly after the end of World War II, while leading the occupation forces in Japan, General Douglas MacArthur rebuffed U.S. government officials’ requests for him to summon Emperor Hirohito from the...
  9. On its path through central Scotland, the Highland Fault skirts the southern end of Loch Lomond in the shape of a shepherd’s staff. The ancient geological feature divides the country’s Highlands and...
  10. Contrary to the name by which the sale is best known, books have been rarities at Bonhams’ annual Gentleman’s Library auction. But oddities have been commonplace. Bidders at last year’s sale could...

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