(SOUNDBITE) (English) SYDNEY NORLING, TOURIST FROM SWEDEN, SAYING: "When this was trending on the internet, all of my friends in Sweden was talking about it." About 100 stayed for Alienstock - a celebration of all things out of this world.
For some, it was an opportunity to show off their Naruto run - a reference to the Japanese anime character Naruto who flings his arms behind himself.
For others, it was a chance to meet other like-minded people.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) SAMANTHA SCHUELER, TOURIST FROM OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SAYING: "I think it's going to turn into something consistently every year with the type of people that I've met here, they are pretty cool.
The fact that everyone just on a whim came here too and this many people showed up, that was kinda cool." Connie West is the co-owner of the A-LE-INN in Rachel, Nevada.
She organized Alienstock.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CONNIE WEST, CO-OWNER OF A-LE-INN, SAYING: "Only thing I don't want to do is disappoint my community, because my community means everything to me.
As long I can walk away with this and they are ok with me, then I'm good...then I'm good!" The event started as a joke, a Facebook page titled "storm area 51, they can't stop all of us." It ended with local officials noting, that if there's a similar event next year, it needs to be better planned and funded.
This is now the world’s “fastest production vehicle". SSC North America, America’s first hypercar company, has reclaimed the coveted title. This time with its 1,750hp Tuatara. With pro racing driver, Oliver Webb, at the Tuatara’s wheel, the record-breaking drive took place in Nevada on Saturday, 10 Oct. Webb pushed the SSC Tuatara to an average speed of 316.11 mph (508.73 km/h). Jerod Shelby, CEO of SSC, said: "America’s new claim to victory in the ‘land-based space race’ is going to be tough to beat."
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A small American automaker has just secured the title of world's fastest production car. SSC North America announced Monday that their Tuatara hypercar reached an average speed of 316.11 mph. According to CNN, the record-breaking feat came during two dashes outside Las Vegas. The vehicle was tested on a seven-mile stretch of a Nevada highway on Saturday. The car also reached the highest speed ever achieved on a public road, at 331.15 mph.
Republicans are running short on time, money and options to stop Democrats from winning a majority of seats in the U.S. Senate, in an election that is now only two weeks away. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
A white bar owner charged last week in the May shooting of a Black man during a night of civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska, has taken his own life in Oregon, where he had been staying after the incident, his attorney says.
Gizmodo Earther reports thousands of migratory birds are now dropping dead across the Southwest. In late August, dozens of birds fell from the sky at the White Sands Missile Range and White Sands National Monument, both in southern New Mexico. Since then, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, and Nebraska residents have seen dead creatures scattered along hiking paths, golf courses, and even in driveways. Finches, flycatchers, swallows, warblers, and bluebirds are among the species that have been reported.
The EU's Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier is to continue post-Brexit trade talks with Lord David Frost in London.
The UK left the EU on January 31st but has continued to follow EU rules throughout the transition period while a trade agreement is agreed. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Baroness Doreen Lawrence says it was "interesting and important" to hear from black, Asian and ethnic minorities about the impact the Covid pandemic has had on them.
A Labour report has found the virus "thrived" among these communities because of structural race discrimination. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Business Minsiter Nadhim Zahawi has said seven areas across England are to receive millions of pounds worth of funding to invest in their local economies throughout the Covid pandemic.
The announcement comes as Conservative MPs called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to set out a clear 'roadmap' to ending lockdown restrictions in the North. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Facebook has entered the field of cloud-based gaming service and on October 26 introduced cloud games to its existing Facebook Gaming application. The tech giant's cloud gaming services differs from those offered by competitors Amazon or Google, which both offer standalone cloud gaming services for a fee, The Verge reported. "We are doing free-to-play games, we're doing games that are latency-tolerant, at least to start," said Jason Rubin, Facebook's vice president of play. "We're not promising 4K, 60fps, so you pay us $6.99 per month. We're not trying to get you to buy a piece of hardware, like a controller." According to Rubin, the reason Facebook is exploring the cloud is because it opens up the types of games it can offer. The company started out in games more than a decade ago with Flash-based hits like FarmVille before moving to HTML5 for its Instant Games platform, but both of those technologies are relatively limited to smaller, simpler experiences. Facebook's approach to cloud gaming is quite different philosophically from competitors like Google Stadia or Amazon's Luna. The company isn't hyping up its technology or trying to secure big exclusive games. Instead, it feels like more of an extension of what Facebook already offers: quick, easy-to-pick-up titles that can fill up some idle moments in your day, The Verge reported. Similarly, while the focus right now is on free-to-play games, he said, "There may come a day when it makes sense for us to offer a premium game." But the company wanted to start out by making it as easy as possible to play these games. Free is usually pretty easy.
Scores of UFO enthusiasts converge on rural Nevada for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S. installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life. They've come for two..
!3 Action News caught up with Connie West in Rachel about final preparations for Alienstock. She says they've lost about two-thirds of their campsites due to confusion leading up to the event and are..
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