Flight Attendant Warns Travelers To Flush Their Drugs Before Landing

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An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport.

n-AIRPLANE-LAVATORY-large570Many of the 210 passengers aboard the Jetstar flight from Gold Coast city on Sunday night had attended the Splendour in the Grass weekend music festival at Byron Bay and were returning home.

“We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal,” Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday quoted the attendant as telling passengers via the Airbus A320’s public address system.

“If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn’t have, we suggest you flush it now,” he added.

The newspaper said the warning prompted passengers to rush for the toilets.

Jetstar spokesman Stephen Moynihan confirmed the newspaper report was accurate. He said the public response to the announcement had been “mixed.”

The airline said it routinely makes quarantine announcements on such flights that cross state borders.

“The crew member’s words were poorly chosen and are plainly at odds with the professional standards we’d expect from our team,” Jetstar said in a statement. “We apologize to customers offended by the comments.”

Jetstar said it was “addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved,” but did not detail any potential disciplinary action.

One passenger told the newspaper several passengers suddenly made for the toilets with “things clenched in their hands.”

“Why would you tip people off about this?” the passenger, who was not named, asked.” If they have got something illegal, let them get caught.”

But the response on Jetstar’s Facebook page was largely positive.

“What a good Samaritan, Jetstar Australia this guy deserves a promotion,” Rohit Dwivedi posted.

“Of course you should warn your passengers to help avoid them being humiliated, locked in a cage or fined,” Jebediah Cole posted.

Australian Federal Police declined on Wednesday to comment.

Possibly the greatest advance in water balloon technology of all time

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Shut up about your high tech super soakers, because Bunch O Balloons is about to take water fights to the next level. Just look at it! You can fill like a zillion balloons all at once, and then DRIVE YOUR ENEMIES BEFORE YOU.

If you’ve ever had to reload your balloon ammo supplies in the middle of a water fight, you know how annoying it can be. Fill the balloon from the spigot, rip the crap out of your finger as you tie it off, hope you don’t break the damn thing in the process…backyard water warfare shouldn’t be this brutal. And now it doesn’t have to be anymore!

Over at Ars Technica, Olivia Solon brings the good news:

The way it works is that the uninflated balloons have been pulled over 37 straws. Around the neck of each balloon is a tiny, tight rubber band securing the balloon onto the straw. The straws feed into a single head that can be attached to a hose for filling. This allows for all of the balloons to simultaneously fill with water. You can then stop the hose and shake the balloons gently to release them into your arsenal…The balloons themselves are made from natural rubber and have an additive that accelerates the biodegradation process in the presence of natural sunlight.

Find out more on the Tinnus website (Tinnus manufactures Bunch O Balloons).

Video: North Korea Is Not Pleased w. Dance Video Featuring Kim Jong Un

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Have you seen this one yet? Not only is it very funny, it does a great job lampooning North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

More from NPR on this hilarious video:

He grins, he fumes, he fights — and through it all, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dances his way in and out of preposterous situations. That’s the premise of a video that has become popular in China and reportedly sparked a protest from North Korea. Citing “a source in China,” the Chosun Ilbo reports that “the North feels the clip, which shows Kim dancing and Kung-Fu fighting, ‘seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority.'”

The newspaper says that after North Korea asked China to stop the video from spreading, “Beijng was unable to oblige.” In the video, Kim’s face is superimposed onto a kitchen sink’s worth of videos, in scenes taken from everything from viral dance videos and TV shows to the vaudevillean action film Kung Fu Hustle. In one segment, Kim pirouettes in a dance studio — before being hit with a kick delivered by President Obama.

Other world leaders also make appearances, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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A nude bronzed lady queueing up at a service station checkout was completely blanked by staff and fellow shoppers in Poland

This is the moment a naked woman bought her lunch in a crowded shop – and nobody gave her a second glance.

None of the shoppers even managed a cheeky glimpse at her curves as she paid for a drink and a sandwich.

The woman just walked in and stood patiently waiting to be served at a garage in the city of Krakow, southern Poland.

Customer Cezar Zawadzki, 34, filmed the whole incident on his mobile phone.

The shocked motorist first noticed he had been filling his car petrol when he saw the young woman completely naked walking towards the garage, and then stopping at the ice-cold drinks cabinet.

He said: “I went inside to tell staff but the woman seemed to think I was mad and ignored me, and then I realised she was coming into pay so I grabbed my mobile phone.

“She completely ignored me and she didn’t seem drunk or on drugs, she just stood patiently waiting in the queue to be served so that she could pay for her drink and a sandwich.

“It was pretty hot, I reckon it was well over 30 degrees outside, but what surprised me most was not so much the nudity as the way everybody treated it is perfectly normal.

“The sales assistant served as if nothing was happening, and the blokes in the petrol station be much ignored her, they didn’t even sneak a crafty look. It was a really surreal experience.

“After she paid she just left the shop and back of down the road as if it was the most normal thing in the world.”

The Slow-Motion Milk-Vomiting Video You’ve Always Dreamed Of

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Some people really don’t like milk. But not many of us would chronicle our distaste by drinking copious amounts of the stuff and then vomiting it up while being filmed in super slow motion.

Daniel Gruchy, of the Slow Mo Guys, does the honors in the video above.

Slow Mo colleague Gavin Free tells us everything we need to know up front, calling it a “rather grim episode.” (Grim, of course, unless you enjoy viewing the projectile puking of cow product at 1,600 frames per second.)

Can’t get enough of someone guzzling, then upchucking? We have your hot sauce hurl right here.

Women’s Rowing Team’s Naked Calendar Briefly Banned On Facebook

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Students from the Warwick women’s rowing team decided to strip down for charity — and found themselves held up to a double standard.

This week, Facebook banned the group’s page citing “inappropriate content” — but allowed an identical page for the men’s team’s naked calendar to remain.

(Some images may be considered NSFW.)

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Following in the tradition of Warwick’s men’s rowing team, who have been selling naked calendars since 2009, the women’s rowing team shot their first nude calendar in 2013 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support — creating quite a splash.

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Calendar organizer Sophie Bell told The Huffington Post that the team’s Facebook page had received numerous complaints regarding images from the 2013 calendar, before the page was temporarily deleted this week. “Facebook has unpublished our page a few times since we created it, due to what it deemed ‘inappropriate images,'” she told The Huffington Post.

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Team members felt that they were being unfairly punished.

“We have worked hard to create a tasteful and artistic calendar in which the girls bodies are strategically covered,” rower Frankie Salzano told HuffPost. “The photographs we feel are an accurate representation of an athletic female body, something to be celebrated and not shunned, especially because there are Facebook pages that are degrading to the female form.”

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“All of the girls are strategically covered up and our calendar has been praised for [that],” recent Warwick graduate Hettie Reed told HuffPost UK. “The photos are no different from the holiday snaps of men and women that appear on everyone’s Facebook feeds.”

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After receiving hundreds of messages from supporters of the Warwick team, Facebook overturned the ban on the page early Friday morn

The 2014 calendar is available here.

‘Dead’ girl wakes up in coffin during her own funeral

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A 3-year-old girl who was pronounced dead after a fever woke up a day later — in a coffin, during her funeral ceremony.

Police confirmed the incredible incident to the Philippine Star , after footage of the child seemingly rising from the dead at the church service in Bayabas went viral over the weekend.

Citing accounts of the girl’s parents, Police Senior Inspector Heidil Teelan said the toddler was taken to a local hospital on Friday after suffering a severe fever.

“During that time, the attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9 a.m.,” Teelan said.

The grave error was only discovered when a funeral attendee removed the cover of the girl’s coffin and saw her head move.

Teelan said the parents immediately gave the girl water and rushed her to a clinic for a check-up.

Pouty husband sends his wife a spreadsheet detailing her failures in bed

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Reddit user throwwwwaway29 has a husband, and her husband is fed up. He is so fed up that this morning he sent her an email that contained the above spreadsheet, detailing all the times she has denied him sex over the course of the last month or so.

The wife explains:

Yesterday morning, while in a taxi on the way to the airport, Husband sends a message to my work email which is connected to my phone. He’s never done this, we always communicate in person or by text. I open it up, and it’s a sarcastic diatribe basically saying he won’t miss me for the 10 days I’m gone. Attached is a SPREADSHEET of all the times he has tried to initiate sex since June 1st, with a column for my “excuses”, using verbatim quotes of why I didn’t feel like having sex at that very moment. According to his ‘document’, we’ve only had sex 3 times in the last 7 weeks, out of 27 “attempts” on his part.

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Look man, every marriage is different when it comes to settling on an acceptable fucks-per-month quota. But it’s never a good idea to voice your displeasure at where that fucks-per-month number currently sits via a passive aggressive email and a spreadsheet detailing your wife’s alleged frigidity.

Good work italicizing all the yeses in there, though. We can almost hear the echos from you high-fiving yourself when you typed those in.

What happens if you don’t pay your garbage bill? You get a refund…on your lawn

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What do you do if you’re a trash hauler with customers who don’t pay their bills?

redwing_trash-630x473In Red Wing, you give them some trash back.

A trash hauler dumped almost two tons of trash on a customer’s driveway in retaliation for an unpaid bill, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports.

The city, apparently, had to clean it up, which will cost Paul’s Industrial Garage $735, in addition to the $1,800 fine.

“I opened my car door … and the smell was incredible,” Red Wing City Council member Peggy Rehder said during Monday’s city council meeting. “This was a very deliberate action that neighbors watched go on. They watched a phone call being made and then garbage being dumped … which threatens the health and safety of the neighborhood. I view this as very serious business.”

The trash had been sitting in a roll-off at the site for six weeks.

The company says it lost nearly $1,500 in business by having the roll-off tied up with a customer who wasn’t paying for it.

Holy crab! Rare, weirdly colored crustaceans found in Norton Sound

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The red king crab that wasn’t red appeared in Nome on the Fourth of July.

Biologist Scott Kent was getting ready to go salmon fishing in the Norton Sound when he ran into commercial crab fisherman Frank MacFarland, who was delivering his latest catch.

Crabs0053x2“I got one of those blue ones,” MacFarland told him. The fisherman held up the specimen so Kent, assistant area management biologist for the state Department of Fish and Game in Nome, could see.

The crab’s shell was a deep periwinkle, likely the result of a naturally occurring genetic mutation, Kent said. The rare discovery thrilled Norton Sound fishery managers and biologists in the Northwest Alaska city.

Recognizing the crab’s distinctiveness, MacFarland delivered it to the Norton Sound Seafood Center and told plant managers not to sell it. For now, it’s scuttling around the center’s 350-gallon live tank, where assistant plant manager Justin Noffsker is caring for it.

“It’s kind of the color of a forget-me-not,” said Noffsker, referring to the vivid blue of the Alaska state flower. Red king crabs are normally, you know, red.

Noffsker said he’s never seen anything like this bluish variety. In his 11 years with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kent had never seen a blue red king crab either — only in photographs from the mid-1980s.

In September, during a pot survey in Cape Nome, Kent saw his first white red king crab, another rare coloration believed to be caused by a genetic mutation. He has also recently seen piebald crabs, spotted with irregular patches of white. Another had a red carapace but yellow legs.

All the variations are considered to be the kind of “normal, random, very rare” mutations that occur within animal populations, Kent said. The environment and the crab’s diet could play a role, he said, but he doubts it.

MacFarland’s crab “looked like a very healthy crab to me,” Kent said.

Reported sightings of the irregularly colored crabs have increased alongside the growth of Norton Sound research, Kent said, including more rigorous sampling of crabs caught in the region. That includes a spring tagging study and a summer observer program.

Fishermen too are doing a better job at pointing out unusual animals, Kent said.

It’s certainly not the first recent sighting of a blue red king crab. Or lavender, depending on the eye of the beholder. In January, wholesalers in Hokkaido, Japan, found one in a Russian shipment.

“‘Mutant’ lavender king crab found,” exclaimed a New York Post headline.

MacFarland couldn’t be reached for an interview but Noffsker said the fisherman was interested in eventually having the animal mounted for display by a taxidermist.

For the area biologists, these types of discoveries are what the job is all about.

“It just triggers your inherent curiosity, as a biologist, about the unknown in the world,” Kent said.