Max Read ranks the nation's problems in order of severity
: "5. A loss of perspective on what is and is not important."
A Boeing 747 DreamLifter, a gigantic cargo plane, landed at Wichita Jabara airport instead of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. This wouldn't be a problem, excerpt for the fact that Jabara's runway isn't long enough for it to take off again
. Twist ending: the pilot believed he'd mistakenly landed at a third airport
, Wichita Beech. Jeez, how many airports can Wichita have?
It began with a few small mistakes.
Around 12:15, on the afternoon of August 14, 2003, a software program that helps monitor how well the electric grid is working in the American Midwest shut itself down after after it started getting incorrect input data.Read the rest
You may be pleased to know that there is an International Forum for the Study of Itch
. And it has a regular conference
, which just leads to inevitable jokes.