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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Florida Woman Pulls Foot-Long Alligator From Her Yoga Pants During Traffic Stop

quote [ The driver opened the bags near him, which contained clothes and personal items. The 25-year-old female passenger then opened the backpack at her feet, revealing 42 small three-striped mud turtles and one softshell turtle.

When Charlotte County deputies asked her if she had anything else on her person the deputies needed to know about, she pulled a foot-long alligator out of her yoga pants and placed it in the truck bed, according to the report. ]

I call your trouser-snake, and raise you a foot-long leotard-gator
[SFW] [travel] [+3 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@4:33pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Plane carrying 143 people crashes into St. Johns River

quote [ Spokespersons from NAS Jacksonville said the Boeing 737 plane was arriving around 9:40 p.m. from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and coming in for a landing. The plane was carrying 136 passengers and seven aircrew. ]

Great - another 737 crash...
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@1:03pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 3 May 2019

Failed Airlines That Were Too Weird for This World

quote [ Flying can be an excruciating experience these days. The CEO of United Airlines recently admitted that by the time passengers sit down on his planes, they?re already ?pissed at the world.? But plenty of airlines have tried to make things more fun over the years, even if they were incredibly weird. So weird, in fact, that they went out of business. ]

I'll never fly S&M airlines again
[SFW] [travel] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Itchy Feet: the Travel and Language Comic

quote [ the weekly web comic about travel, life in foreign countries, and learning new languages. ]

This turned out to be quite the timesink!

Note that main link goes to search page URL w/ modded strip count so you can view 25 comics at once.
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:33pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 15 April 2019

Large, flightless bird attacks and kills its fallen owner

quote [ A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea attacked and killed its owner when the man fell on his farm in Florida, authorities said Saturday.

The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told the Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed the man Friday on the property near Gainesville, likely using its long claws. The victim was apparently breeding the birds, state wildlife officials said. ]

So in addition to the gators and the giant pythons and boa constrictors, they have ginormous t-rex like birds as well. Keep it up Florida - you've still got a ways to go to catch up to Australia, but having a goal is nice...By the way - I have 2 SILVER 1 month memberships available for gifting for the first 2 SE-ers that ask.
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@3:15pmGMT] [7 comments]

Friday, 5 April 2019

What it's like to travel on a stand-up airplane seat

quote [ First things first: Gaetano Perugini, engineering adviser at Aviointeriors, is keen to stress that the concept's not about creating "cattle class" and cramming in as many passengers in as possible. ]

I just wrapped on a long and stressful 7-day TV production gig punctuated by a 16 hour shoot on 4 hours of sleep with a fun moment where the craft service and camera departments were yelling at me simultaneously about things out of my control and I thought nothing could get me to smile today.

I was wrong.
[SFW] [travel] [+8 WTF]
[by JWWargo@4:53amGMT] [20 comments]

Monday, 25 March 2019

Naked Russian Man Tries to Board Plane, Claiming to Be More 'Aerodynamic'

quote [ He shouted that he was naked because clothing impairs the aerodynamics of the body. He flies with more agility when undressed ]

Aerodynamics, best reason to be naked
[SFW] [travel] [+3 WTF]
[by satanspenis666@2:59amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Greetings, from the Desert of Ghost Ships

quote [ Only 30 years ago, this was home to our planet?s 4th largest inland water mass; an ancient sea so vast, even Alexander the Great wrote of his struggles to cross it; where fishing commerce boomed and holidaymakers once flocked to its seaside spa town. Now, for the first time in 600 years, the Aral Sea is (almost) bone dry, and the fleet of giant, rusted ships left in its wake have become some of the only proof of the past. ]

Hallucinating visions drives my desert ship
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

In Need of Housing, Barcelona Fines Investors For Long-Vacant Buildings

quote [ The massive fines levied against the investment funds have been interpreted as a ?declaration of war? from Mayor Ada Colau, who wants more affordable housing. ]

But think of the children!
[SFW] [travel] [+5 Good]
[by satanspenis666@1:50amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Two brothers set off for an epic road trip. Their ?stupid? stunt led to mayhem at the border.

quote [ Bailey Roy, 21, and Damien Roy, 22, were charged with committing a hoax related to terrorist activity after their escapades caused a major border checkpoint to be shut down for 12 hours. ]

Canadian terrorist are just plain scary
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Funny]
[by satanspenis666@1:15amGMT] [11 comments]

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