Video of an Emirates 777 plane that tried to land at Birmingham Airport yesterday but wasn’t able to do so because of strong winds. [YouTube]
If you haven’t been following up on Rob Ford the mayor of Toronto in the news then you really should. First it turns out he smoked crack while mayor, then he threatened to kill someone on video, goes on a sex rant on live television and then tells the council they just attacked Kuwait as they were stripping his power and now the video above. The guy is hilarious. [YouTube]
That would be one cool movie. [YouTube]
Belgian woman meant to drive 38 miles to pick up friend from station ends up driving 900 miles after satnav disasterPosted by Mark
Sabine Moreau, 67, had intended to drive to Brussels from her home in Solre-sur-Sambre to pick up a friend from the train station – a journey of just 38 miles. But she took a catastrophic wrong turn and eventually ended up 900 miles away in Zagreb, Croatia.
Despite crossing five borders and seeing multiple-language traffic signs, she did not stop to question her sat-nav until two days later when she realised that she may not be in Belgium any more.
Although she stopped to refuel her car several times, Ms Moreau did not think her TomTom could be leading her down the wrong path.
‘I saw all kinds of traffic signs. First in French, then in German – Cologne, Aachen, Frankfurt,’ she told a Belgian news website.
‘But I didn’t ask myself any questions. I was just distracted, so I kept my foot down,’ she added.
70 years after it crashed landed, a World War II RAF fighter plane was found almost perfectly preserved in the Sahara desert. [Link]
Who would have guessed shoes would come in ahead of DVD’s and CD’s. [Link]
Joe Ayoob throws a John Collins design, officially breaking the world record by 19 feet, 6 inches. The new world record, once verified by Guinness, will be 226 feet, 10 inches.
That’s pretty awesome, my paper planes barely make it past my desk. [YouTube]
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BBC has some good pictures of the cruise ship that ran aground and is sinking in Italy. Check them out [Here]