nothing says youthful rebellion like a 60 year old that has to be attached to machines in order to make any sounds
Friday, 14 June 2019

Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail

quote [ the U.S. has no true high-speed trains, aside from sections of Amtrak?s Acela line in the Northeast Corridor. The Acela can reach 150 mph for only 34 miles of its 457-mile span. Its average speed between New York and Boston is about 65 mph. ]

That was interesting. The history of wrecking cable cars and getting politically fixated on prestigious tech is common in other countries as well.

It's a followup, BTW.
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:56amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Summer Camp at Chernobyl

quote [ For as far back as Google?s records go, the search word ?Chernobyl? has never trended higher. In the past month, the data graph has spiked like a reading on a level 5 earthquake. Of course, it?s all down to HBO?s Chernobyl, which after only one month on air, has become the highest-rated television series of all time ]

Chernobyl is still a stain
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:22pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Nagorno-Karabakh: Exploring the Unrecognised Republic of Artsakh

quote [ Three days exploring the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, high up in the Caucasus Mountains between Armenia and Azerbaijan. ]

We're going to sing with our fists
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

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]

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