Might as well pre-sh*t your pants before watching this sideways airplane landing

Tweet Just in time for the holiday season travel surge, here’s what a near-sideways aircraft landing looks like, as demonstrated by a Ryanair flight landing at Bristol Airport in a 70 MPH crosswind. Sadly, the angle of the shot doesn’t really do justice to how insanely cockeyed this landing really…

Tourist walks off pier while checking Facebook, can’t swim, saves phone

Tweet People arguing that smartphones distract too much from absorbing new experiences while traveling have just gotten themselves and new poster girl. A Taiwanese tourist had to be plucked out of Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne after walking off St Kilda’s pier while engrossed in something undoubtedly super important that…

Guy spends movie marketing budget on Philippines typhoon relief

Tweet Did the air get super dusty in here all of a sudden? Video maker Casey Neistat was hired by 20th Century Fox to make “a video about living your dreams” to promote the upcoming film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” With Fox’s permission, he took the entire marketing…

Visit Jordan: ‘Our king may help push your car out of a snow bank!’ [VIDEO]

Tweet Those of you who do not eat, drink and breathe travel may have missed the period a while back when Visit Jordan flew in something like 1,274,925 travel bloggers in a year for press trips, which resulted in a deluge of coverage so suffocating that many of us won’t…

Here’s what holiday shopping in hurricane-force wind looks like [VIDEO]

Tweet Us Norwegians are often portrayed as stubborn people. Well, we don’t care what you think and we’re not changing anyway, so shut up. This charming stereotype is hilariously typified in this video of determined shoppers walking/staggering bent at 45 degree angles as they fight through the hurricane-force wind of…

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….

Video proof that Germans can’t say the word ‘squirrel’

Tweet I’ve always said that Germans are hilarious. Even the word “German” will elicit giggles after you say it 263 times like I did just now. Their comedic genius is that they’re not trying to be funny (sometimes they’re really not trying), they just ARE! Exhibit A: A bunch of…

French café imposes wanker tax to curb customer rudeness

Tweet The legendary rudeness of French people is unquestionably overblown. That said, members of Assholes Without Borders can certainly be found in France, just like almost everywhere else, and they need to be stopped. Fabrice Pepino, owner of the Petite Syrah Café in Nice, apparently grew tired of being barked…

Uruguay legalizes pot, projects 18,284% increase in tourism

Tweet The streets of Amsterdam are about to get awfully quiet. Showing infinitely more sense than most “First World” nations’ doomed approach, Uruguay has legalized marijuana in an effort to combat drug trafficking. Also relevant, as anyone who’s ever read a legitimate medical study on cannabis knows, compared to perfectly…

Canada moves to claim the North Pole, aka ‘New Toronto’ come 2125

Tweet Canada’s economic zone is gonna get a whole lot bigger if their UN request for expanding its continental shelf in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans is approved. The key issue/interest being that as global warming advances north, that area will become viable for new shipping lanes and mineral extraction….

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