Monday April 22, 2019

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Princess Diana’s fatal injury should not have killed her

Princess Diana‘s injury shouldn’t have killed her, UK’s top forensic pathologist argues in a new book. Dr. Richard Shepherd, who investigated the death of the Princess of Wales, says her “very tiny” injury — a tear in a vein — only caused her death because it was in the wrong place, hidden deep in her lung.  More…

Before and after photos show Notre Dame’s devastation

Heartbreaking before and after photos show the extent of Notre Dame’s devastation. An image taken on July 15, 2018, shows the 850-year-old Paris cathedral in all of its former glory.  More…

Chick-Fil-A Banned From San Antonio Airport For ‘Legacy Of Anti-LGBT Behavior’

Those traveling to and from the San Antonio International Airport will not be able to enjoy Chick-Fil-A sandwiches because the city council voted against including the restaurant in the airport.  More…

Popular Instagram model gets bitten on butt by wild pig in Bahamas

Like so many Instagram influencers before her, Michelle Lewin recently found herself in the Bahamas alongside the famed “swimming pigs” of the Exumas. This time, however, the pigs weren’t in the mood for visitors.  More…

Driver miraculously survives terrifying freeway crash

An Ohio fire department posted photos online of a car that was pinned between a highway barrier and a semi-truck. The driver of a vehicle that was pinned between a highway barrier and a semi-truck on an Ohio highway miraculously survived.  More…

NJ Transit reveals train station runs on Dunkin’ Donuts

New Jersey doesn’t run without Dunkin. NJ Transit riders couldn’t get into the Hamilton train station on Thursday morning because a donut worker who was supposed to open the doors showed up late, the agency told commuters.  More…

Jet stream helps flight reach 801 mph due to jet stream

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London reached the ground speed of 801 mph with the help of strong winds, according to reports. The blistering speed was reached while at 35,000 feet above Pennsylvania. The Boeing 787 twin-jet aircraft was given a boost by a furious jet stream, the high-altitude air current along which storms travel.  More…

Hamptons neighbors could leave Billy Joel in helicopter hell

One of Billy Joel’s super-rich Long Island neighbors uses his chopper so much that the town’s mayor may restrict all helipad use — including the Piano Man’s.  More…

Colorado man fights off, kills mountain lion during trail run, suffers serious injuries

A Colorado runner was attacked Monday by a mountain lion during a trail run in the northern part of the state that resulted in puncture wounds to his face, arms, legs and back and the death of the animal. The runner fought off the cougar – killing it in the process – and hiked out of the area and drove himself to a hospital.   More…

Snow plow trucks sabotaged with latex gloves in New York town

As snow and ice fell Tuesday across the Northeast, officials in one New York city were unable to immediately clean the streets — after someone sabotaged all of the snowplow and salt trucks.  More…

Famed Italian restaurant Rao’s sets up shop at the Super Bowl

Legendary Italian eatery Rao’s relocated to Atlanta for the Super Bowl to serve up three nights of pop-up dinners by executive chef Dino Gatto before the big game. The intimate eatery was meticulously recreated — from its iconic red exterior, plus an adjacent East Harlem street scene on a video wall, to photos of its famous diners lining the walls inside the clubby space built for the occasion.  More…

Tesla jacks up recharging prices for electric cars

Charging up your Tesla isn’t the bargain it used to be. Elon Musk’s company has hiked the price for juicing up its electric cars at one of its Supercharger stations by nearly 20 percent — further shrinking the savings it can offer versus gas-guzzling vehicles.  More…

Shirts combining Idaho, California into ‘Idafornia’ spark furious online debate

An Idaho artist’s attempt at humor and social commentary with a shirt design combining Idaho and California set off a war of words online between Gem State natives and California transplants. The artist said the shirts were intended to provide a commentary on the number of Californians moving to Idaho, most of whom are fleeing that state’s notoriously high cost of living and high taxes.  More…

Les Moonves escapes scandal on $590 million yacht

Disgraced former CBS chief Les Moonves allegedly sank to a new low by trying to hide evidence about multiple claims of his sexual misconduct — but he’s still riding high on a megayacht with the power crowd in St. Barts.  More…

Travel Channel chef gets the axe after Chinese food comment

“Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern has been axed from prime time on the Travel Channel amid the controversy over his assertion that Chinese food in the Midwest is being served in “horses?-?-?t restaurants.” The celebrity chef’s “Bizarre Foods” juggernaut franchise and sister show, “The Zimmern List,” have been bumped by network owner Discovery.  More…