Thursday March 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Dangerous Stunt – Video Shows Man On Dirt Bike Flying Over California Freeway

A dirt bike flies over the 60 Freeway in Riverside County. It’s a mind-boggling stunt that would make anyone do a double take. Before launching over the freeway, the rider can be seen accelerating up a dirt path carved from a hillside and then liftoff.  More…

American Airlines flight diverted after soda spill

An American Airlines flight from Miami to Chicago was diverted Monday afternoon to Jacksonville International Airport due to a soda mishap. The incident, which is under investigation by the FAA, left passengers stranded at the airport.  More…

CNN host eats human brain

CNN host Reza Aslan has been heavily criticized after he ate part of a human brain while filming with a Hindu cannibal sect in India. Aslan quipped: ‘I feel like this may have been a mistake.’ There has been no apology from Aslan, who seems to be revelling in the controversy.  More…

ICE frees Argentine woman facing deportation after protests

An Argentine citizen who grew up in Mississippi and was detained after speaking out about President Donald Trump’s policies was released from custody on Friday by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Daniela Vargas, 22, was released from a detention facility in Jena, Louisiana, but her release won’t end her legal challenge to avoid being deported, said Joshua Stehlik, a supervising attorney for the National Immigration Law Center.  More…

Hawaii-bound flight diverted to LAX after passenger complains about $12 blanket

A Hawaiian Airlines passenger got booted off a flight Wednesday after he threatened to "take someone behind the woodshed" and refused to pay $12 for a blanket, officials said. The incident began after the plane took off from Las Vegas, and a 66-year-old passenger complained that he was cold, according to Los Angeles Airport Police.  More…

Hotels and airlines don’t want you to know these filthy secrets

There are things customer service representatives will never tell you. That’s where former employees come in. Former and current workers revealed some of the biggest secrets of their industries on a recent Reddit thread that has, over the last four days, garnered nearly 25,000 comments.  More…

Leslie Jones makes fun of white women supporting Black Lives Matter

Nothing is off-limits for Leslie Jones’ stand-up routine. “If I see another 45-year-old white woman from Williamsburg saying ‘black lives matter,’ I’m going to punch you in the mouth,” the “Saturday Night Live” star said during her recent four-night stint at New York comedy club.  More…

13 surprising facts about the soon-to-close Waldorf Astoria

This twin-towered goliath shuts down March 1 for at least two years for a renovation reported to total $1 billion so, to celebrate its past and with a nod to its future, we present its most impressive (and quirkiest) stats.  More…

L.A. Street Artist Targets Oscars With Mocking Posters on Hollywood

A conservative street artist Sabo is mocking Hollywood’s biggest night, using fake Redbox kiosks and a line from a Quentin Tarantino movie to bash Sunday night’s Oscar show. Sabo has made a name for himself with real-looking movie posters that skewer liberalism, plastered his latest creations all over Hollywood and Highland, a stone’s throw from where celebrities will be walking the red carpet.  More…

How car rental companies are stealing your money

“The $21-a-day rate for three days — $63 before sales tax — becomes $83.03 before sales tax. Note the security fee, the energy recovery fee and finally the battery fee,” a reader wrote. But even those pesky fees didn’t bring the renter anywhere close to the net cost of the three-day trip.  More…

Harrison Ford spotted as air investigation is put on hold

Harrison Ford has been spotted in public for the first time since he nearly crashed his single-engine Husky plane into a Boeing 737 carrying 110 passengers at the start of the week. Ford was seen driving his Tesla Model S to Santa Monica Airport, California, on Wednesday – the same place he nearly caused his second serious plane crash in two years.  More…

Harrison Ford FAA investigation for landing on airport taxiway instead of runway

Harrison Ford will not know his flying fate for weeks and maybe a lot longer, because the FAA is severely backlogged. Ford landed on a taxiway Monday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, thinking it was the proper runway.  More…

Pilot’s bizarre intercom rant about presidential election and her divorce

A United Airlines pilot had to be removed from her airliner after ranting on to stunned passengers about her divorce and President Donald Trump over the plane’s intercom.  More…

Waves transform Russian seaside from a dumping ground for alcohol bottles into a colorful ‘pebble beach’

The Ussuri Bay used to be a dumping ground for old glass bottles and waste from a porcelain factory but the waves from the Pacific Ocean have rounded and polished the debris left behind.  More…

Springsteen tells crowd he’s ’embarrassed’ to be American

Bruce Springsteen, a once proud American with his song “Born in the USA” said at a concert in Australia he’s embarrassed to be an American. The 67-year-old has-been addressed the crowd as “embarrassed Americans” referring to President Trump in the White House in a recent clip from his show in Melbourne.  More…