Sunday February 25, 2018

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

46 tons of Mardi Gras beads found in clogged sewers

In New Orleans, the good times are rolling all the way down the drain. The city has pulled a whopping 46 tons of Mardi Gras beads from clogged catch basins in a massive cleanup effort that took four months, cost $7 million and required almost two dozen vacuum trucks.  More…

Traveler arrested at airport for wearing too many clothes

A man traveling from Iceland to England was arrested at the Iceland Keflavík International Airport for attempting to avoid an excess luggage fee by wearing eight pairs of pants and 10  shirts.  More…

Bahamas boy saved from four sharks by camera man’s warning

Drone footage from the Bahamas shows the shocking moment a boy narrowly escapes from a school of sharks after they rushed towards him while he played in the water. The footage, captured by drone cameraman Artem Tkachenko, shows the excited boy rush into the sea. He swims straight into the path of the four sharks and is completely unaware of them as they try to surround him.  More…

Remains found inside giant crocodile are feared to be hiking granny

Police confirmed that human remains were located inside a crocodile captured at Queensland’s Mowbray River near in Australia. The 14-foot estuarine crocodile, which is believed to be the one involved in the death of 79-year-old Anne Cameron, was examined by a specialist on Tuesday.  More…

Adult diapers and cold weather didn’t stop these people from welcoming 2018

When the ball dropped at midnight, the mercury had plummeted to an icy 9 degrees — with a minus-4 wind chill — but that didn’t seem to bother the hundreds of thousands who packed into the Crossroads of the World. “I’ll definitely need to shower after peeing my pants all day,” said Ayame Yamakawa. She had already wet herself once by 2:41 p.m. after lining up at 10 a.m.  More…

New Year’s Eve in Times Square is like a urine-soaked hell

Standing on your feet for hours during the freezing cold, not having a single sip of water because there’s no restroom to relieve yourself, and being crushed on all sides by strangers sounds hellish — but some 2 million people do it willingly every year.  More…

Student falls to her death while jumping in air for photo on cliff

A student plunged 200 feet to her death while posing for a photo at the edge of a cliff, an inquest heard. The girl had asked a stranger to take her picture but as she jumped in the air for a shot, the 23-year-old lost her footing and plummeted 200 feet from the cliff edge.  More…

After losing family’s $846K inheritance, UPS offers to refund $32 shipping fee

Brown left this Canadian family in the red. The United Parcel Service lost a Canadian man’s $846,000 inheritance, and bank TD Canada Trust is refusing to refund the missing money 10 months later.  More…

Santa Tracker

Santa is on the move and very busy!  More…

If it’s your time to go, this might be the best place for it

A tourist died visiting the famous Basilica of the Holy Cross in Florence, Italy, when a piece of the ceiling hit him, authorities said. The falling stone dropped from a height of about 60 feet before striking a 52-year-old man at the popular tourist site.  More…

Woman dies while trying to take a selfie

A woman known for documenting her travels on social media fell to her death while trying to snap a selfie. Toni Kelly, 20, a New Zealander living in London, died after plunging out of a second-story window and suffering a severe brain injury.  More…

An idyllic Swiss village will pay you $25,000 to live there

Things are getting so lonely in an idyllic Swiss mountain village, officials wants to pay people $25,000 to move there for good. The initiative aims to repopulate the community of Albinen– which has dwindled to just 240 residents.  More…

Officers who dragged doctor off United flight have been fired

Two Chicago aviation security officers were fired and a third resigned for their roles in dragging a Kentucky doctor off an overbooked United Airlines flight for refusing to give up his seat. Dr. David Dao of Louisville broke his nose, lost teeth and suffered a concussion in the April 9 fiasco.  More…

Airport worker busted opening passenger bags, stealing items

Abdullah Hayee Mayeh was arrested October 12 following video footage that circulated showing him opening airplane passenger’s bags in the luggage compartment of a Jetstar flight and stealing the contents inside.  More…

Driverless bus crashes in Vegas on its first day

A driverless shuttle bus has crashed less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas. Police say no injuries were reported in the Wednesday crash between the self-operating vehicle and a semi-truck.  More…