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Fight Against Maturity

Hey! If the pilot doesn’t want to go then I don’t want to go!

Reuters via Yahoo! News
Passengers on a British Airways flight from New Delhi to London faced a 13-hour delay as the pilot felt he was too sleepy after a noisy night in a New Delhi hotel, newspapers reported on Monday. Angry passengers were offloaded from the plane early Sunday morning after the pilot refused to fly until he caught up with his sleep.

“The crew hadn’t had enough rest…the entire crew had a disturbed night,” Radhika Raikhy, spokeswoman for BA, was quoted in the Hindustan Times as saying, adding the airline’s safety rules do not allow its crew to operate in such conditions.

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The latest in hands free phones

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Dang! You mean these aren’t “magic” mushrooms?

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Shoppers have hit out at Tesco [UK, Yank] for slapping stickers with the word “magic” on mushrooms. Once a legal alternative to LSD, magic mushrooms are now a Class A drug. Yet the message “magic in pasta” appears on the supermarket giant’s 250g packets of closed cup mushrooms, reports The Sun.

Customer Jenny Amphlett, of Stafford, said: “It seems completely frivolous.” Another shopper in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, said: “This is clearly a joke by someone in the marketing department. It is inappropriate to make light of such a serious subject.”

But a Tesco spokesman insisted: “There’s absolutely no sinister connection here whatsoever. It is simply a handy tip for customers on what dishes suit our vegetables.”

April 17, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A bullet in the heart — for 40 years!

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A man shot in the heart by US troops during the Vietnam war has had the bullet removed – after 40 years.

Le Dinh Hung, 60, said from his bed in the Hanoi Heart Hospital: “I feel much better now. The chest pain has eased.” He added: “I was very lucky to survive. People believe in their fate and I do too.”

When he was shot in 1968, the bullet tore through his stomach, hit his cardiac valve and lodged at the back of his heart. Surgeons carried out a three hour operation to finally remove it after he went to hospital complaining of unbearable chest pains. Dr Nguyen Sinh Hien, who also replaced his damaged heart valve with an artificial one, said: “It is the strangest case that I have ever seen.”

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Opinion: TV News Headline

Just seen TV News Headline: “TV Rushes To Cover Virginia Tech Tragedy”

Wrong. That headline should read “TV Rushes To Begin Weeks’ Long Exploitation Of Virginia Tech Tragedy”. The hyenas are on the howl again.

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