Let’s be real, layovers are pretty boring. Waiting to get from point A to point B is not exactly the most fun part of traveling. However, waiting for your next plane, train, or automobile is the best time to watch that YouTube video everyone is posting on Facebook, catch up on trending news, or discover new music. Where do you even start though? Layover Links is our way of helping you out with that. Here are today’s top links to get you from point A to point B.

BASE Jumpers Set Record by Jumping off the Burj Khalifa (The Verge)

Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet broke the world record for highest BASE jump when they dove off the very tip of the 2,717-feet high Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.

Mount Everest’s Sherpas Shut Down the Rest of This Year’s Climbing Season (The Wire)

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Mount Everest sherpa guides decided on Tuesday to end the 2014 climbing season after sixteen of their colleagues dies on the first climbing day of the year.

Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley Field (CBS)

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The home of the Chicago Cubs, which opened on April 23, 1914, is officially 100 years old. See what makes Wrigley Field so special here.

How Would You Die on the Oregon Trail? (BuzzFeed)

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Have you ever wondered how you would die on the Oregon Trail? Whatever your answer, you can find out by taking this quick and easy quiz!

How the Heck Do You Make Powdered Alcohol? (Time)

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It turns out the labels for “Palcohol” were actually printed in error, and the new drug’s arrival has been stalled by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Palcohol is not the first try at powdered alcohol; General Foods Corporation patented a similar product in the 1970s through a carbohydrate hydrolysis process. Palcahol, however, will not release its mode of manufacturing.

Which links helped with your layover?

Tucker is a junior at Fordham University studying Political Science and Art History. He enjoys food, historical nonfiction, and Netflix marathons.


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