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Even hard landings are still pretty safe in modern planes [VIDEO]

Tweet For those of you who think you’re gonna die when a plane lands too hard, I’ve got good news. With modern materials and decades of engineering tweaking, even landings hard enough to reorganize your spinal column aren’t going to end in disaster. The video above is making the rounds…

Woman’s violent air horniness causes flight to make emergency landing [VIDEO]

Tweet Behold, the first woman in recorded history to force a commercial flight into an emergency landing due to her horniness. Last week, a Delta flight from Baltimore-Washington to Salt Lake City was diverted to Minneapolis-St Paul after a passenger devolved into angry, screaming, cavewoman, procreation mode mid-flight. After her…

See the entire Pacific Crest Trail in seven minutes [VIDEO]

Tweet The Pacific Crest Trail is a stupefying 2,663 mile slog of punishing desert terrain, mountain climbs, rocky crags, vertigo-inducing ridges and unpredictable weather-related liveliness that makes the Appalachian Trail seem like a mellow stroll. The PC starts at the U.S. border with Mexico and finishes at Manning Park in…

The ‘most violent sport on Earth’ is played in Florence, Italy [VIDEO]

Tweet Lots of funny things have endured or been revived in Italy. The Palio comes to mind. Also, galloping clowns being elected prime minister. But Calcio Storico (“Historic Football”) is on a completely different level of batshit crazy. One could argue that many popular sports are little more than glorified…

It turns out money is even more disgusting than we thought

Tweet Spoiler alert: your hand soap budget is about to increase by a factor of 20. A study done by the now chronic hand washers at the Cork Technology Institute on euro notes and coins found that 97% of the money they tested was covered in bacteria such as staphylococcus….

Sicily forecast: Sunny with a light hail of pebbles and rocks [VIDEO]

Tweet If you’re considering a trip to northeast Sicily, it might be a good idea to postpone it for a few months. Either that or bring a motorcycle helmet. Judging by this sequence of shots, the area is experiencing a fairly steady shower and accumulation of lava ash, pebbles and…

Here’s how they got that friggin’ huge plane out of that tiny airport [VIDEO]

Tweet Plane geeks and travel junkies alike were transfixed by the story of the gargantuan Dreamlifter (a modified, humpback 747-400 passenger airplane that carries more cargo by volume than any airplane in the world) that accidently landed at teensy Jabara Airport in Kansas instead of McConnell Air Force Base, nine…

Zoinks! Watch an A380 nearly crash land in a high crosswind

Tweet Before we go any further, you must repeat “Flying is the safest way to travel” like 57 times. Done? OK, now hang onto your gonads while you watch this Thai Airways Airbus A380 land while there’s a crosswind of 90 feet (27.4 meters) per second at Japan’s Narita Airport….

Hail the size of ‘cricket balls’ is the latest way to die in Australia [VIDEO]

Tweet My constant teasing aside, I love Australia. My travels there were endlessly fulfilling. But consarn it, they just make it so easy to zing them what with all the weirdness, hilarity and the 7,927 uniquely terrifying ways to die. On that note, add apocalyptic hail to that list. This…

Guy makes grenade out of items acquired AFTER airport security [VIDEO]

Tweet [UPDATE: Be sure to read to the bottom. I’ve posted a second video where Evan has improved on his original FRAGGuccino design.] Evan Booth has an unusual and controversial hobby. In early 2013, the independent security researcher decided to see what lethal weapons he could construct with common materials…

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