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Now this is a school “bus”

loganair twin otter

Children on a remote Scottish island are to take what is believed to be the world’s shortest flight to and from school. The plane journey from Papa Westray to Westray in the Orkney Islands takes just 96 seconds, covering just over a mile, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Six teenagers will have to take the Loganair service to Westray Junior High after the local ferry service was suspended.

via Ananova – Children take ‘world’s shortest flight’ to school.

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November 8, 2009 Posted by | Airplanes | , | Comments Off on Now this is a school “bus”

Fingerprinting = 666? Doesn’t seem likely somehow

A Polk County [Texas] teacher is suing the state for requiring her to be fingerprinted for a background check, saying it violates her religious freedom.

According to her attorney, Scott Skelton, of Lufkin, Pam McLaurin believes the book of Revelation literally and that getting a fingerprint would bear her the mark of the beast and she would be “be tormented in burning sulfur.”

via  KTRE.com Lufkin and Nacogdoches |.

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Dumb protesters, Strange | , | 1 Comment

Twins at 100 years and counting. Happy birthday, ladies!

Charlotte Eisgrou, left, and Ann Primmack, right, identical twins, are celebrating their 100th birthday this weekend with family and friends from all over the country. The twins were born weighing only about 3.5 lbs each on Dec. 24, 1909. The doctor had to use the family’s oven as an incubator.

via South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com.

November 8, 2009 Posted by | cool people, People | , | Comments Off on Twins at 100 years and counting. Happy birthday, ladies!