Archive for the ‘odd news’ category

Pilot Tells Passengers, “I’m Not Qualified To Land This Plane”

December 22, 2008

Can you imagine how you would feel if the pilot of you plane announced over the loudspeakers that he was not qualified to land the plane?  I would probably think he was joking, but this was no joke.  The pilot actually turned the plane around and flew back to where it took off from and landed there because he was not qualified to land in the fog where the original destination was. 

This is a true story.  CLICK HERE  to read the full story.

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Practicing abstinence, bride and groom have never kissed

November 29, 2008

first-kiss-will-be-at-alterClaudaniel Fabien and Melody LaLuz both teach abstinence courses to Chicago Public Schools teens. And they say they practice what they preach.  The “no-kissing” rule came up as a way to prevent things from getting out of handTo read the full story CLICK HERE.

DeaconDavid’s comment: I wish this couple the best and I commend them for practicing what they preach!

Indiana woman sues over personalized plates

November 20, 2008

Woman sues to have “Be Gods” on her Indiana license plate. Ferris, 36, said she had that license plate on her car for eight or nine years before missing the renewal deadline in October 2007. They are now rejecting the plate.

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Presidential perks: Here’s what awaits the Obamas.

November 13, 2008

Lots of perks come with this president gig–a fleet of helicopters, a Camp David retreat, a fully-staffed kitchen–the list goes on and on. Here’s a few of the most mouth-watering items.

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‘Human jet’ crosses the English Channel

September 26, 2008

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy successfully crossed the English Channel using his homemade jet-propelled wing Friday, the first man to perform the feat.

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AIG CEO Rejects $22 Million Parachute

September 23, 2008

This has got to be a first.  AIG’s Robert Willumstad has opted out of his $22 Million dollar parachute.  I applaud him for taking such a bold move.  You can check out the full story HERE.

DeaconDavid

Airline seeks bald men as walking billboards

September 10, 2008

Here’s a new way to market your brand.  Paint your logo on bald heads.  That’s what Air New Zealand is looking to do.  They want to put a temporary tattoo on the heads of bald men to generate awareness for their airline.  I think this story by itself is doing that.  Thumbs up to the marketing department for a zany idea.  You can check out the full story HERE.

DeaconDavid