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At last! A seat mate that doesn’t jabber away all the time!

Ananova – Passenger’s morbid suprise
A British Airways passenger has told of his shock after he woke up to find he was sitting next to a corpse. Paul Trinder, 54, a businessman from Brackley, Northamptonshire, awoke during the flight to Delhi to find cabin staff propping up a dead woman in his row. He was refused compensation and told by the airline to “get over it”, reports the Independent.

Mr Trinder, who had spent more than £3,000 on his first-class ticket, complained: “The stewards just plonked down this body without saying a thing. I remember looking at this thin, sparrow-like woman and thinking she was very ill. She kept slipping under the seat belt and moving about with the motion of the plane. When I asked what was going on, I was shocked to hear she was dead.”

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BA advertises itself as a “Full Service” airline. Guess they mean it. Rotten way to get upgraded to first class, though.

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There’s a lesson in this, I just know there is.

Ananova
A Bulgarian school is reporting an improvement in student grades after introducing a breathalyser test for teachers.

The headmaster of Hristo Botev school in Vratsa brought in the tests for all teachers after students complained they were turning up smelling of beer and the local home-made spirit rakia.

…Krastev said: “At first the teachers thought I was joking but they soon got used to the test, and it works perfectly – now they are all as sober as babies and we have seen a 15% improvement in grades.”

He said he planned to pass on his experiences to other headmasters who claim they have the same problems with staff.

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Cheeky Chinese

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cheelbones.jpg A Chinese man is undergoing plastic surgery to reduce his protruding cheek bones to let his wife live longer. Lang Qiang says fortune-tellers told him his wife would die before him – because of the effect of his cheekbones. Lang, 48, of Chongqing city, said: “I believe it without any doubt. Misfortunes are always happening to my wife, while I have none. For example, every morning, we need to go downstairs to pick up the bottled milk. I’ve never had a problem, but my wife fell and fractured her legs going down the stairs. Another time I stood on a bench to hang a cloth. Then my wife stood on it, and the bench broke.”

Lang says more than one fortune-teller told him his protruding cheekbones were killing his wife so he finally decided to have plastic surgery.

“I always feel sorry for my wife and want to do something to make things up,” he said. “I told my wife I would go on a business trip for more than 10 days. I want to give her a surprise.” The operation was a success, but the surgeon advised Lang to get rid of his superstitions, reports Chongqing Morning News.

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