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Well, these spectators were certainly treated to the show of a lifetime when a Turkish F-16 pilot decided to fly crazily close to where they were situated. I'm just wondering about what kind of damage was dealt out to those poor people's eardrums. That couldn't have been fun. Exhilarating for sure, but painful as well. 

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Usually when you're on a flight you're busy preoccupying yourself with whatever took your interest in the land of Netflix, or catching up on rest. Maybe, just maybe you're one of those traveling conversationalists making small talk with whoever is next to you. Well, talk about a fun way to spice up a flight. Just being able to sit back and watch a space shuttle ascend to unfathomable heights would be pretty cool. 

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Overworked Flight Attendant Told To Play "Interesting" Movie, Plays Disaster Film

Flight Attendants have to deal with some strange, and wildly entitled people, but they're put in an interesting position of power with the ability to control someone's entire travel experience. That means we get tales like this flight attendant who handily dealt with a problem flyer and this tumblr thread of a flight attendant's wildest stories. This particular flight attendant said "screw it" and watched the fallout of playing a plane crash movie during a flight.

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This story's been around for a while, but it's always fun to revisit. Can't imagine what must've been going through the heads of the pilots that were around for this masterful act of trolling. 

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If there's anyone else out there who is admirably humble about their flying skills, and has a friend that they can take on a flight, this video should absolutely serve as an inspiration. One can only begin to imagine what kinds of panicked thoughts must've been dancing across this guy's mindscape. But hey, the trust was very present. Must be a solid friendship. 

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Passenger Shares Surreal Airport Experience Straight Out Of A Videogame

There's something profoundly unsettling about being in an airport. They're often large, easy to get lost in, and everybody seems to be coming or going in a hurry. Flying can be stressful at the best of times, but it certainly doesn't help when the place you're flying from seems tailor-made to be as unwelcoming as possible. 

Redditor u/ornryactor recounted one such strange experience. Responding to an r/worldnews story about international flying sanctions being placed on Belarus, they described passing through its main airport in 2019. Full of sinister back corridors and bizarre staffing procedures, other users likened it to a particularly mundane video game side mission.

As (some of) the world begins to open up again to international travel, we can only hope that most passengers manage to avoid these liminal space detours. Then again, it makes for a good story.

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Here's a Russian fighter jet pilot choosing to re-negotiate a failed landing, coming what looks like a few feet of the carrier and popping back off into the air. How do you say "maybe next time" in plane?

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I wonder if the guy flying this almost has a panic attack every time over the idea of crashing it, or if he's attained such mastery over flying RC planes that he can just rock it on autopilot mode. 

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Man, you've got to be fully present and tuned in to pull off a wild stunt like the one we have here from this pilot. Dude's got some mad skills. 

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You pretty much know when a video's made it when it somehow makes itself known in the infamous YouTube algorithm many, many years later. It's almost deeply unsettling at this point to see so many people congregated in one dense area on a beach. 

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Woman Demands Instant Tech Support Service, Gets Denied, Gives Earful, Misses Flight

Man, there's something terribly fascinating about watching someone who stubbornly refuses to get out of their own way. Like they have some sort of subconscious vendetta to engineer their own demise. It can honestly be sad sometimes. In this case though, folks might be able to have a good laugh. You have an impatient lady come right out of the gate with a fiery temper and entitlement, and then ultimately end up missing her flight because she wouldn't just take a deep breath and be a reasonable human being. For some more absurdity from the tech support world check out the time a mom washed her kid's computer, and then a tech support catastrophe ensued

Woman demands instant tech support service, gets rejected, gives manager earful, and then misses her flight.
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So well, apparently there are reports that this story could just be a work of fiction. Regardless it makes for quite the entertaining rollercoaster. 

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Dimwitted People That Lied And Got Called Out For It

Some people just need to be put in their place when they tell straight-up lies on the internet. We would recommend just not trying to bullshit your way through life in order to solve this problem, but it gives us so much schadenfreude-y entertainment that we're not going to do that. 

Check out /r/QuitYourBullshit and Fail Blog for even more stupidity!

Funny screenshots from the subreddit /r/QuitYourBullshit | yearbook photo of a girl and photo of same girl as an adult: careful who call ugly middle school zz No one called u ugly went same school just post ur pic and go. tweet by LilNasX nobody bullied big boy. AJC not angry Lil Nas X addresses those who bullied him coming out
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Twitter Thread: Speech-Language Pathologist Helps Out Kid In Need On Flight

Man oh man, it's heartwarming stories like the one we have here from a mindful speech-language pathologist that manage to keep our faith in humanity alive. Dr. Rachel R. Romeo found herself seated next to a dad and his son who had severe nonverbal autism. She decided to seize the opportunity to offer up her expertise, and proactively worked to bring the kid peace of mind while on their flight. It's a beautiful little story. 

Speech-language pathologist helps out kid in need during flight. | Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRRomeo just had such an affirming experience. On my 8hr intl flight back conference sat next father/son broken English father began apologize/ warn his ~10 yr-old son had severe nonverbal autism, and this would like be difficult journey. 1/ 2:59 p.m 28 Aug. 19 Twitter Web App
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The dude who lost his $800 RC airplane has a wonderful memory to cherish for a lifetime. Just imagine how quickly this guy went from being absolutely devastated over his pricey loss, to instead having a couple kind pilots swoop down, save the day, and literally hand him back his expensive RC airplane. It's wholesome moments like this that keep our faith alive for the state of humanity. 

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Cat Survives 11 Days In Airport Ceiling, Reunited With Owner

Oh, thank goodness! This ceiling cat must have been blessed by the ceiling cat itself to have made it through this traumatic situation! For those who have cats, you can imagine that flying with them would be one of the most stressful situations imaginable. Not just for the cats, but for us as well. And as their owners, we can't help but share their stress and pain. 

When Taylor Le was preparing to move across the country, from New York to Orange County, California, she of course was going to fly with her 6-year-old cat, Muji. The flight was scheduled to fly on Christmas Eve. As Taylor Le went through the security checkpoint at La Guardia Airport, the TSA agents had her remove Muji from her carrier. Taylor Le tried to persuade the agents otherwise, knowing that if Muji was outside her carrier, she would be liking to flee. Regardless of Taylor Le's protests, Muji was removed from her carrier, panicked, and fleed. 

Le told The Post about the pending cat-astrophe, "I said, 'She's gonna run. Do I have to take her out?' We walked through the metal detector and she got spooked, bit me, freaked out, and ran off." They told her yes.

The flee led her owner, and airport staff, on a wild goose chase that ended when Muji climbed up a series of platforms to a ceiling enclosure and then vanished within them. In the following days, the airport staff tried to lure out Muji with cans of tuna, and Taylor Le changed her flight for the following day, in hopes of finding Muji in time, but she didn't and boarded the flight to Orange County, completely distraught. 


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