Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane engine for luck

quote [ A superstitious passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai for several hours Tuesday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck, Chinese officials said. The elderly woman was detained by police at Shanghai Pudong International Airport following the bizarre incident, forcing nearly 150 ]

On the one hand I'm sensitive to the fact that people's backgrounds, experiences, cultures, etc might make an intelligent person act strangely, in an unfamiliar setting to them. On the other hand, in an unfamiliar setting (I have to assume), why err on the side of throwing bits of metal into a machine?
[SFW] [humor] [+7 Funny]
[by robotroadkill@2:17amGMT]

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Dienes said @ 2:44am GMT on 28th Jun [Score:2]
If it wasn't good luck, then why would it make such a melodious sound?

Dropped into a turbine engine

XregnaR said @ 12:01pm GMT on 28th Jun [Score:1 Insightful]
Well it did make sure they inspected the hell out of that engine...
SnappyNipples said @ 6:29am GMT on 28th Jun
FOD kills
C18H27NO3 said @ 3:19pm GMT on 28th Jun
Well, they say you make your own luck.

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