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5 Winter Items You Actually Can Pack in Your Carry-On

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 19th 2014 04:16 PM
pretty woman with ice skates...
Shutterstock / Dmitry Lobanov

Have a snowy getaway planned in the upcoming weeks? Winter is in full swing, and if you have a trip planned for snowy slopes, you've probably started thinking about what you're going to pack. And more importantly, what you're going to pack it in.

One of the keys to having a good winter vacation is having the right gear. And while no airline is going to let you onboard with your skis as a carry-on, there are a few winter items that you can take aboard -- yes, even that snow globe souvenir you've been dying to take home.
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GoPro Camera Falls from Airplane and Touches Down in a Pigsty

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 12th 2014 11:28 AM
Watch a GoPro Camera Fall from an Airplane and Touch Down in a Pigsty
YouTube/Mia MunselleA GoPro camera fell from a skydiving airplane and landed to this view. From a pigpen.
On the heels of last week's release of a GoPro video of Felix Baumgartner's space jump comes a video a bit more amateurish, but almost as cool: a GoPro camera falling from a skydiving airplane and landing in a pig pen.
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Crazy New Video of Felix Baumgartner's Space Jump Will Give You Chills (and Possibly Nausea)

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 3rd 2014 02:16 PM
YouTube/GoPro
New video of Felix Baumgartner's space jump was released last week and, um, holy crap. The best way to describe the eight-minute video: pretty much the opposite of last night's Super Bowl.
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Is this Ad from Japan's All Nippon Airways Racist?

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 24th 2014 11:16 AM
YouTube/日本畜生!
Japan's All Nippon Airways's latest ad has been slammed for a racist depiction of Westerners, leading the airlines to promise to cut the scene in question out of its ad.
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Greatest Paper Airplane Ever Took Five Years to Build

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 23rd 2014 04:13 PM
YouTube/Luca Iaconi-Stewart
Luca Iaconi-Stewart spent more than five years creating this 1:60 scale 777 airliner out of manilla folders and glue, Wired reports -- significantly longer than what you were throwing around in school. (In case you're wondering, Boeing needs just 50 days to create the real thing.)
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Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Frist Tweets Complaints about United

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 17th 2014 12:15 PM
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders -- they're just like us! Yesterday Bill Frist, a heart and lung transplant surgeon who was Tennessee's U.S. Senator for 12 years (you remember him from the Terry Schiavo saga), took to The Twitter to complain about United Airlines.
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Let's Watch Sully Land US Airways 1549 Again on 'Miracle on the Hudson's' Fifth Anniversary

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 15th 2014 03:07 PM
Plane Splashdown Pilot
Associated Press
Today marks the fifth anniversary of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III safely landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after geese strikes shut down both engines, just after taking off from LaGuardia Airport.
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Watch a Dude on an Airplane Fall Asleep While Typing

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 13th 2014 02:48 PM
YouTube/SurferRev
​Sadly, whatever he ended up tying is probably still better than your unfinished novel.
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Plane Crashes Twice in One Day (Watch the Second Wreck)

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 13th 2014 02:09 PM
YouTube/ITN
Friday, a plane made an emergency landing on New Zealand's Martins Bay beach after its engine stopped in mid-air. Then, after a new motor was installed, it crashed again on take off.
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Southwest Flight Lands Safely, But at the Wrong Airport

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 13th 2014 10:24 AM
This frame grab provided by KSPR-TV shows a Southwest Airlines flight that was scheduled to arrive Sunday Jan. 12, 2014, at Branson Airport in southwest Missouri instead landed at an airport 7 miles north ? with a runway about half the size of the intended destination. (AP Photo/KSPR-TV)
Associated Press
A Southwest Airlines plane landed at the wrong airport last night.
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