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Island appears in Lake Michigan

Island appears in Lake Michigan There's a new island in Lake Michigan. Reports vary, but the island seems to have spontaneously appeared sometime between midnight and 8am on Sunday morning. Strange features on the island include a mysterious black smoke, several underground "stations" stocked with food and...

TSA to pilot new service - "Ship Hazardous Items in Transit"

TSA to pilot new service - We've covered all the bad things the TSA has done in recent years - but we are not always anti-TSA. When the PR agency for the TSA contacted us about a new service they are currently testing at Las Vegas airport, we decided to prove we are not always on the lookout for bad...

Hero pilot who landed on Hudson turning into a real jerk

Hero pilot who landed on Hudson turning into a real jerk [Please note: This was an April Fool's post.] Two months ago, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger became an American hero when he successfully landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River near Manhattan. Today, many of those closest to Sullenberger say that all the media...

Photo of the Day (01.04.2008)

Photo of the Day (01.04.2008) This photo of Bondi Beach really speaks to me, you know? I love the scenery--the sand, the surf, the bright blue sky stacked above the perfectly tanned sand. It's a perfect scene, particularly for those of us who are feeling the last remnants of winter. Have another...

Mississippi places moratorium on Mississippi Mud Pies

Mississippi places moratorium on Mississippi Mud Pies Appalled at Mississippi's recent status as the least healthy state of all 50, the Mississippi's State Department of Health, as part of the "Eat Right" initiative, has asked bakery shops and restaurants to remove Mississippi Mud Pies from their menus. When examining the...

Avant-garde hotel in Bratislava mysteriously vanishes

Avant-garde hotel in Bratislava mysteriously vanishes Is it a coincidence? Maybe not. Some analysts go as far as to say it was the travel writers' fault. An avant-garde hotel some 5-15 minutes from Bratislava's city center suddenly disappeared after hundreds of travel publications around the world received repeated spam emails...

BREAKING: Threat Level Raised to Light Brown

BREAKING: Threat Level Raised to Light Brown Today at Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, a terrorist managed to get a two full quarts of Pantene Pro V shampoo past security. Security experts from the TSA simulated possible scenarios in a contained environment in Washington and found that the amount of...

Canada to adopt new national slogan

Canada to adopt new national slogan Canada: America's Hat. Catchy, ain't it? The folks over at Tourism Canada thought so so they've decided to make it the official new slogan for the country's soon-to-be-even-more bustling tourism industry. And Prime Minister Stephen Harper's endorsed the slogan, saying, 'It...

Area man surprised to learn entire continent of Africa not engaged in armed conflict

Area man surprised to learn entire continent of Africa not engaged in armed conflict These days, most of the news coming out of Africa is not good. But one local man was surprised to learn that the entire continent is not actually engaged in armed conflict. Jeff Patterson, a 36-year-old welder from south Pittsburgh, was speaking to his next-door neighbors...

My Weekend in Azeroth

My Weekend in Azeroth This last weekend, I had very little time off and was in bad need of a trip and a little adventure. Knowing that I had to work this weekend, I chose to take my "vacation" to Azeroth. My decision to visit there was a great choice and I had a weekend full of adventures, looted...

No Wrong Turns: SpringBreak '09 in the Toilet?

No Wrong Turns: SpringBreak '09 in the Toilet? Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas has been enticing college students for years with its beaches, surf and, of course, the infamous bars like El Squid Roe. Now, Spring Break 2009 is on the verge of being canceled due to the ill effects previous Spring Breaks have had on the Baja...

TSA hunts for 'Baby Jack,' part of foiled terrorist plot at JFK

TSA hunts for 'Baby Jack,' part of foiled terrorist plot at JFK Transportation Security Administration authorities are looking for a 1-year-old believed to have been, in the words of one official, "a mule" in a complex scheme to smuggle combustible liquids on board a Lufthansa flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York...

America's language schools rank best at faking foreign accents

America's language schools rank best at faking foreign accents Thanks to the latest survey of foreign language proficiency conducted by the United Nations, Americans no longer have to feel sheepish about their poor language skills. Although the US ranks 157th in the worldwide foreign language proficiency survey, the results also bring...

New French bill passed to allow super-models to smoke in public

New French bill passed to allow super-models to smoke in public We all know Carla Bruni has been causing a nice stir in France. The ex-supermodel and singer recently married French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and things in the Palais de l'Elysée haven't been the same since. Taking advantage of her role as First Lady, Bruni-Sarkozy...

Jayson Blair bombshell: Says Jan Morris is a phony in new book

Jayson Blair bombshell: Says Jan Morris is a phony in new book Disgraced former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair is taking aim at legendary travel writer Jan Morris in an explosive new book, saying Morris faked a sex change operation years ago to boost her sales. Morris, the author of more than 40 books including travel classics...

U.S. dollars used for scrap paper at European hotels

U.S. dollars used for scrap paper at European hotels It's no secret that the U.S. economy has hit a bit of a rough stretch recently. The U.S. dollar has been a victim of this economic downturn, hitting record lows against the Euro and the Yen. This has been particularly tough on international travelers to Europe, who are...

Swarm of rare jellyfish to invade shore of Ibiza

Swarm of rare jellyfish to invade shore of Ibiza About half a million, blue-green color jellyfish are expected to hoard in this summer along the coast of Ibiza, Spain's most popular Balearic Island. The blue-green color of the jellyfish is owed to their consumption of sea algae, resulting in them being almost invisible to...

In response to national bullying, Denmark introduces Danish fish

In response to national bullying, Denmark introduces Danish fish National identity is important in Scandinavia. Jokes between the Swedes, Danes, Norwegians and Finns fly back and forth like rapid bullet fire. It was therefore no surprise last month when Denmark accused Swedish furniture giant IKEA of bullying the country, by only naming...

Airline mistakenly carries passenger on outside of plane

Airline mistakenly carries passenger on outside of plane Passengers have recently complained about their seat assignments and being bumped from first class, but this story just may put everything in perspective. It seems that 26 year-old Christopher Griffin was taken for the ride of a lifetime while trying to be a good Samaritan....

Local prostitute now accepts frequent flyer miles

Local prostitute now accepts frequent flyer miles Roxanne, a 34-year old prostitute specializing in full service post-flight care of business travelers, announced yesterday that she would start accepting frequent flyer miles as a form of payment. The recent economic downturn has negatively influenced her business, which she...

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