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Ummm…sidewalk? What sidewalk?

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October 22, 2010 Posted by | Odd signs, Photos | Comments Off on Ummm…sidewalk? What sidewalk?

Crocodiles and planes don’t mix

Crocodile

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A stowaway crocodile on a flight escaped from its carrier bag and sparked an onboard stampede that caused the flight to crash, killing 19 passengers and crew.

The croc had been hidden in a passenger’s sports bag – allegedly with plans to sell it – but it tore loose and ran amok, sparking panic.

A stampede of terrified passengers caused the small aircraft to lose balance and tip over in mid-air during an internal flight in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

via News.com.au.

October 22, 2010 Posted by | accident messes, Airplanes, animals | Comments Off on Crocodiles and planes don’t mix

HMS Astute? Maybe not so well named.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Astute

Image by Defence Images via Flickr

A new British nuclear-powered submarine was towed free after running aground off the coast of northwest Scotland on Friday.

HMS Astute, the first of a new class of nuclear-powered submarines that was undergoing sea trials, became snagged on rocks off the Isle of Skye in an embarrassing incident for the Royal Navy.

The Navy had to wait for hours for high tide before tugs could tow the advanced submarine to deeper water.

via World news – Europe – msnbc.com.

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