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What do you mean I can’t join the Mile High Club in style?

In 2007, A380, Air travel, Mile High Club, sex, Singapore, World News on November 1, 2007 at 6:08 pm

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Ohh yeah, looks inviting doesn’t it?

If there ever was a easier and more comfortable way to join the famous mile high club, this would be it. On one of the 12 private suites containing double beds, tucked away in the first class area of the new Airbus A380.

I mean surley if you are going to pay the $14,320 price tag for two tickets in one of the suggestive suites, a little hanky panky here or there with a fellow traveler could be tolerated? A blind eye could be turned perhaps?

Well, according to the ultimate kill joys, the owners of the first delivered superjumbo’s, Singapore Airlines, sex on the plane is banned without question.

“All we ask of customers, wherever they are on our aircraft, is to observe standards that don’t cause offence to other customers and crew,” the airline said in a statement.

Outrageous!

Indeed, one of the first passengers to fly the superjumbo from Singapore to Sydney recently was amused that the airline had created such a suggestible atmosphere in the luxury cabins.

“So they’ll sell you a double bed and give you privacy and endless champagne and then say you can’t do what comes naturally?” Tony Elwood, who travelled with wife Julie in a suite aboard the inaugural flight, told the Times of London.

“They seem to have done everything they can to make it romantic, short of bringing round oysters,” Julie said. “I’d say they shouldn’t really complain, should they?”

What the hell else are oysters for? Geeze.

See the Singapore Air A380 experience here, not that you would want to fly with them after this outrage.

And if you happen to score an A380 first class seat some time, be sure to make the most of it, what are they gonna do throw you off….

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Monkey smuggled onto passanger plane under man’s hat.

In Air travel, animals, Monkey, News, Odd News, Peru, Travel, US News, wild animals, World on August 8, 2007 at 10:01 pm

A load of monkey business I say. 

What that in your hat, sir?

Passengers onboard a United States domestic flight between Fort Lauderdale, Florida and New York’s LaGuardia airport must have been a little bit freaked out when they realized a man who they thought was flying alone, actually had a small cousin with him.

Media reports say,

That sometime during the flight north, passengers and crew spotted a very small and extremely cute Marmoset monkey emerge from under the mans hat (I’ll speculate that it was a Panama hat) and perche itself on the mans ponytail.

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Once caught with the little cutey, the man spent the rest of the flight with the pint sized New World monkey in his hands and lap.

After Flight 180 touched down, the man and monkey were met by authorities at the gate in New York. A spokesperson said he was not aware of what charges the man could face.

“We’ve contacted health officials, and man and monkey will be turned over to appropriate officials. He was never on the loose in the airport,” reporters were told.

The man and his little primate buddy began their journey in Peru’s capital Lima; it is not known how the pair eluded detection in Lima and during the man’s several-hour layover in Florida.

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Marmosets are of the order Callithrix, with at least 18 species of the money found worldwide. It is not clear what species of Marmoset was involved in the monkey in hat on plane incident.

In the wild they are highly active and eat a diet mainly of fruit, insects and leaves.

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Authorities in New York said the monkey appeared healthy and in a good condition. The U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention was planning to take it for disease testing and keep it quarantined for 31 days.

Marmoset’s are popular as pets in South America and are sold to people illegally all over the world for high prices, many species are also endangered due to human induced habitat loss.

Meanwhile, in other monkey business…

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A White-faced Capuchin who escaped from the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo in Mississippi, USA, has been recaptured.

The monkey, who has a history of daring escapades, was caught by a motorist after being on the run for almost a week. In the escape, Oliver the monkey led staff on a wild chase through the park’s trail system before eventually eluding them.

White-faced Capuchin’s are also known as the White-headed Capuchin, and are native to South America.

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About six years ago the monkey escaped and ran amok on the grounds of Tupelo Country Club.

The motorist who captured Oliver was rewarded with a weekend stay at a hotel, and offered a case of bananas, which was declined.

Marmoset’s chilling at the zoo.

UPDATE: Local New York News media are reporting that the monkey wasn’t actually a Marmoset, as fist reported, but a Spider Monkey!

That’s one of these little fellas….

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 See a local news, video report right here!

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NASA begins Flying Car contest, but one company says the future of air travel is here now.

In 21st century, Air travel, Flying Car, NASA, News, technology, Uncategorized, World on August 8, 2007 at 4:40 pm

Who said flying saucers were not from this world?

As NASA launches a US$2 million prize contest for a viable flying car or personal air vehicle (PAVs), a competition called the PAV Challenge, one company says it’s already light years ahead.

The US company called Moller International says it is ready to put a real flying saucer onto the market, so you and I can have a piece of the action.

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Inspired by 1960’s cartoon series, The Jetsons, the California-based company has just begun production on the initial six airframes of its M200G Volantor.

Meet George Jetson!

Apparently, the personal flying pod can glide three metres off the ground and carry two passengers. It is powered by eight of the company’s rotary engines and with a maximum flying hight of just 3 meters above the ground, the flying saucer is said to act similar to a hovercraft without the restrictions of a rough surface, and can even “glide over terrain at 50 MPH.”

There are even prototype plans in the works for high-rise rescue pod configurations, and pods that can be equipped with weapons for use in the military, with reports this month that the US Department of Defence is looking at purchasing at least some of the technology.

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 In the 1997 Sci-Fi/Action movie, The 5th Element, flying cars are the only way to get around…

The prototype has completed over two hundred flights with and without a pilot on board.

For safety, air-bags surround occupants in the cockpit, while the vehicle’s on-board computer system ensures that it does not enter regulated airspace.

But is this the real deal?

The owner of Moller International, Canadian Dr Paul Moller, has been working to sell flying car style products for some 40 years, and while nobody really doubts that his vehicle is able to lift off in the air at least for a few moments, it takes up a lot of energy to get a fully stable and viable, Jetsons style pod to work for transportation.

The same man and company is, or was, behind the well documented Skycar. That made waves in the media back in 2003, but the buzz around that soon subsided when Dr Moller and his company was sued by the US Securities and Exchange commission, a lawsuit that was settled for US$50,000.

The Moller Skycar prototype. It’s noisy, unstable, and doesn’t go very far at all. Couldn’t even sell it on eBay.

As to date, the company has never bought a viable vehicle to market, but Moller insists that this flying pod is going to be different. But with a pricetag of at least US$90-$125,000, evidence of a potentially successful product is still to be seen, so I wouldn’t be holding my breath, just yet anyway.

However, NASA is optimistic about the future prospects of Jetsons style personal air travel, a future that some thought would be a reality today. A future where flying cars are as common as cars on the road.

A recent report predicts that up to 45% of all miles travelled in the future may be in PAVs.  The prediction accounts for the need to relieve the future congestion at metropolitan hub airports and the roads and freeways that surround them.

It would also reduce the need to build new highways and save much of the 6.8 billion gallons of fuel wasted in surface gridlock each year.

I’d just like to know who gets to drive these future air cars, and what traffic system is in place to stop deadly accidents. A problem you can bet a flying car future would bring, given the death and destruction the humble car has unleashed on the worlds roads in the last 100 years.

See video of the pod, should I say very dubious as there is a big crane pictured off to the side of the test field. I wonder what that could be for.

Also the video looks to have been taken some time in the 1980’s, maybe even longer ago than that.

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Crazy Weekend: World’s Biggest Condom?, Mile High Fun, A Fishy Tale & A Shark Frenzy

In 2007, adult, adult industry, Air travel, amazing story, ancient, animals, celebrity, condom, Crazy news, England, entertainment, europe, health, Holland, hottie, Humour, indonesia, Italy, Life, natural world, Netherlands, Odd News, sex, Sex Parters, Society, The Crazy News, UK, Uncategorized, Weird News, wild animals, World News, Worlds most on July 30, 2007 at 8:05 pm

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World’s Biggest Condom?

  The Weekend that was…

The mysteries of the ocean, the lust and oddities of the sky feature in this edition of…..

The Crazy News: Quick Quotes.

UK

“We got chatting and it went a bit further. And it was every man’s dream, to be honest.”

Entrepreneur and Virgin boss Richard Branson on his joining of the ‘mile high club’ at the ripe old age of 19.

Indonesia

“It was an enormous fish. It had phosphorescent green eyes and legs. If I had pulled it up during the night, I would have been afraid and I would have thrown it back in.”

Indonesian fisherman Justinus Lahama on his astonishing catch of a rare coelacanth fish. Oceanic scientists want him to reconstruct his lucky haul so they can understand the species that is at least 360 million years old and was once thought to have become extinct with the dinosaurs.

Holland

“This is a playful way of asking for attention to the problem of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS.”

The director of Dutch Health Services explains the motivation behind a giant condom shaped hot air balloon drifting lazily across the sky at a music/motor cross festival in Lichtenvoorde.

UK

“It was horrifying. If I’d have known it was a great white at the time I would have panicked.”

A British woman shocked to have caught a Great White Shark on film in British waters. The British media are now in a ‘Jaws frenzy’.

Italy

“The people were offloaded because they failed to comply with safety instructions when the aircraft was taxiing. Two passengers stood up and refused to sit down.”

A spokesperson explains why three Qatari princesses were kicked off a flight from Milan after they refused to sit next to male passengers they did not know.

For the record it wasn’t a Virgin flight….

“I knew that giant condom would come in handy….”


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