A quick bio of Rory McIlroy

Some are quickly making the young golfer from Northern Ireland into Tiger Woods' heir as king of the links. Rory McIlroy has a long way to go before he reaches that height, but his dossier up to this point is impressive. Here are the facts on McIlroy, the record-breaking 22-year-old golfer who has riveted the sports world's attention onto the U.S. Open this weekend.

13 Facts about Rory McIlroy

The young golfer has the sports world mesmerized after his record-setting round yesterday at the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. Here are 13 facts about the right-handed player from Northern Ireland.


A heavy machine gun on a rebel fighter's vehicle is pictured against the moon during a total lunar eclipse in Benghazi

June 15 Lunar Eclipse: the historical blood moon stars worldwide [PHOTOS]

The most beautiful and the longest in a decade lunar eclipse on Thursday stared in the sky and turned the moon bloody gathering eyes of around the world. This total lunar eclipse is the first one in 2011, lasting 100 minutes. People in Israel, Pakistan, Brazil, Italy, China, Gaza, Serbia, Australia, Singapore, India were among the lucky dogs to watch the beautiful lunar eclipse. The people in the UK and other countries out og North America also witnessed the rare moment.
The moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse from Cairo June 15, 2011.

June 15 lunar eclipse longest in a decade

The first total lunar eclipse in 2011 will take place on Wednesday, June 15, and was the longest eclipses of the moon in the past 11 years, lasting just over 100 minutes.