A worried Iranian airline pilot asked passengers to start praying after his plane was hit by a technical glitch early on Thursday, highlighting once again the notorious record of Tehran’s aircraft.
The Aseman Airlines Boeing plane had taken off from Tehran airport after a six-hour delay, but had to return following a technical fault, the ISNA news agency quoted a passenger as recounting…
“The pilot told the passengers ‘the plane is facing a technical problem and has to return. So please pray.'”
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A right foot has been found inside a running shoe on a beach in Richmond, the seventh foot found along B.C.’s coast in two years, RCMP said Wednesday.
These Koi Carp are more at home with a baby’s bottle than a sprinkling of fish food in their tank. The fish have been brought up on a diet of powdered milk by their owner in an effort to keep them strong.
Ding Feng, 47, owns the Hanzhou Aquarium in eastern China and he’s focused on making sure his fish grow quickly so they are worth more to customers.
Koi Carp that are the right colours can end up selling for more than £10,000 in the country.
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This unusual cloud recently appeared over Moscow, Russia, spooking drivers there. This image is a capture from a YouTube video. Click the image for the video.
Police say a one-legged suspect was caught after only one shoe went missing in a store in Belgium.
An amputee was an immediate suspect when a store attendant found one shoe missing from a shop in the western Belgian town of Maldegem.
A black-belt German tourist gave her Australian attacker the chop – and a karate kick to the head – after being assaulted in the Outback town of Alice Springs, police said on Monday.
The 20-year-old hit back hard when the unknown assailant punched her for not handing over a cigarette, forcing him to flee…
“She punched him three times in the face with a karate punch and kicked him with a karate kick. She did pretty well – not that we’re encouraging that sort of thing.”
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A Caterpillar 797 Mining Truck costs $3.4 million, weighs 1.38 million lbs., has a 3,370 HP engine and can carry 363 tons. What happens when one tries to carry 600 tons?
A police chase in Maine ended when the driver, while attempting to elude police, crashed into a stand of trees, jumped out of the vehicle without putting it in park, and was run over by his own vehicle.
Why, yes, as a matter of fact alcohol was involved. How did you guess?
The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
After listening to the familiar speech of stowing all carry-on items and how the seat cushion can be used as a floatation device, Delta flight attendant Robin Schmidt then asks a favor of everyone on board.
She passes around a journal, asking people to write a personal message to a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan. When the journal is filled with jokes, prayers and notes of encouragement, she packs it up and sends it along with a care package to a soldier.
“This is not about war or politics,” said Schmidt… “It’s about the personal sacrifice these soldiers are making and if I can do something to brighten their day, then I will.”
Schmidt has brightened a lot of days. Since 2002, she has sent care packages to soldiers she meets on her flights or to soldiers who are recommended to her. She began passing the journals around the plane in 2005 and has done so on every one of her flights since then. Hundreds of soldiers have received a journal written just for them.
A man caught driving while using two mobile phones has told [Australian] police it was ok because he had one finger on the wheel at all times.
The one-fingered hoon was seen holding a mobile phone in each hand and driving his car with his knees while travelling through the Eastlink tunnel about 3.15pm Saturday…
The driver explained he needed to transfer information from one phone to another and that he had been driving with one finger.
via Herald Sun.
It was an epic failure by anyone’s standards.
Bumbling thieves who allegedly attempted to steal a motorised go-kart by squeezing [it] into the back seat of a Holden Commodore in Toowoomba were in even deeper when police showed up to arrest them.
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Fifteen police officers, the entire police force in a small Hungarian town, quit immediately after they won a about $15,ooo,ooo in a lottery.
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An Erie County sheriff’s deputy who stopped a vehicle for speeding early today in Elma was greeted by an odd sight — the apparent driver sitting in the back seat.
After investigating the incident, Deputy Kristin Rozycki determined that the driver had climbed into the back seat in an attempt to claim he wasn’t driving, according to police reports.
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