United by sick bag outrage
Apology of the week: "Our cleaners apparently failed to clean all of the seatback pockets." - United Airlines, apologising after a couple found a full sick bag that spilled on them in a seat pocket.
From Guantanamo with love
A man detained in Guantanamo Bay who is suspected of having been close to Osama bin Laden has a dating profile on Match.com captioned "detained but ready to mingle". Muhammad Rahim al-Afghani has relentlessly proclaimed his innocence, and his lawyer released a series of charming letters from his client intended to humanise him. But with the recent publicity, Match.com appears to have suspended the account. (Via News of the Weird)
Stout find in Finland
"I think I can do better than the Staffordshire Haka Pale Ale," writes Martin Reeve. "On a recent visit to the city of Tampere, Finland, I was looking for a beer in the local minimarket, and came across Wanaka Stout. I assumed it was a New Zealand import, but no, it was brewed in the local Tampere brewery. Finnish ski-bum commemorating good times in the South Island? Homesick Kiwi expat?"
Worrying signs on Beach Rd
"These confusing signs have appeared, painted directly on the concrete, on Beach Rd," writes David White. "People are unclear which paths are for pedestrians and which for cyclists. Does this sign mean jumping off bicycles is dangerous, or cycles with ejector seats are banned?"
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It pays to secure trailer load
"To the guy who doesn't know how to secure a load on a trailer (not just relying on gravity) ... " Chris writes. "Surely, if you have 'worked hard to pay for' this item, it would make sense to ensure it was actually attached to the trailer you were carrying it on. I'm hoping the policeman was writing you a ticket for carrying an insecure load. Can you imagine the carnage that would have been caused by a couch bouncing along the motorway in traffic?"
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