On January 26, 1972, a suspected bomb exploded on board a Yugoslav Airlines DC-9 and the debris of the plane rained down on mountains in the former Czechoslovakia. Everyone died except flight attendant Vesna Vulovic. After a long but full recovery, she returned to work for the airlines until she was fired in 1990 for protesting against President Slobodan Milošević's nationalism. Vulovic died in 2016. Watch her story above.
Pakistan has 860 pilots working for Pakistan International Airlines and other carriers. Turns out, 30% of those people aren’t actually qualified to fly and their licenses aren’t legit. “They don’t have flying experience,” said aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan. According to CNN, the pilots paid others to take the required exam. image: Airplane!
Last century, the Muzak company created custom mixes of soft music for locations ranging from doctor’s office waiting rooms and restaurants to barber shops and, yes, elevators. Muzak were self-proclaimed “specialists in the physiological and psychological applications of music.” Two decades before Brian Eno riffed on this environmental music concept with his phenomenal “Music for […]
At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, police removed two passengers from a GoJet/Delta Connection flight because they apparently wouldn’t turn off a mobile phone that reportedly had a WiFi network name of “Remote Detonator.” From the Detroit Free Press: …Flight attendants announced that they’d be calling police if personal WiFi wasn’t turned off, (passenger Aaron) Greenberg said. […]
With all due respect to our vegetarian friends, there might be nothing more intrinsically linked to the 4th of July holiday than a big ole cookout. Sure, fireworks and celebrating the birth of a constitutional republic are great too, but showing off your cooking prowess with a brilliantly seared, mouth-watering slab of grade-A American beef […]
We’re at the midway point of 2020. So…how’s the year going for you so far? Yeah…we can guess. But while there’s a lot about 2020 we can’t directly control, maybe a little retail therapy can help make you feel better. Sure, the 39 items we gathered together can absolutely bring a smile to your face. […]
When revved-up kids used to dribble a basketball through the kitchen or practice their footwork with a soccer ball in front of the television, exasperated parents would often just send ‘em outside to play. But these days, sending kids out might not be the best course of action. Despite all the changes, many budding young […]