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5 Airplanes with Sky Lounges So Sexy You Won't Want to Deplane

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 25th 2014 03:42 PM
Conversations In A Cloud Pop-Up Business Panel
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These onboard airplane lounges make traditional first class look like it's for boxcar hobos.
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One World Trade Center: Watch Two Guys BASE Jump Off Its Roof

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 25th 2014 01:36 PM
One World Trade Center BASE jump New York City Freedom Tower
YouTube/NYC B.A.S.E. Jump
Video of two men BASE jumping from the 1,776-foot, unfinished One World Trade Center in New York City was posted on YouTube yesterday. The BASE jump -- that'd be free falling from a fixed object using a parachute to break the fall (the acronym a stands for "building, antenna, span, and Earth") -- occurred on Sept. 30, 2013 at 3 a.m.

Also happening yesterday: four New York men were arrested in connection with the jump.
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March Madness in Las Vegas: 6 Places to Avoid NCAA Basketball After Your Team Craps Out

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 20th 2014 04:34 PM
Gondoliers at Venetian Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
More than the host arenas, Las Vegas has become the go-to spot for the first weekend of March Madness. But what happens when your team gets bounced out by an underdog in the NCAA men's basketball tournament's first round and you can't stomach another game, let alone a weekend full of them? These six places offer a respite from the sports books, where you can refresh, rejuvenate and rest up for next season.
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Travel Like Superman above Los Angeles

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 18th 2014 02:29 PM
Superman POV fly video with GoPro over Los Angeles, California.
Ever wanted to travel like Superman (and I'm don't mean in a blue bodysuit with a cape -- you can fly like that on a commercial plane -- but rather by flying on your own power)? This POV video shot with a GoPro and a drone provides a little insight on the experience (and, yes, it seems to impress distressed damsels).
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Fish Tank Bursts in Downtown Disney Restaurant: Watch

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 18th 2014 12:52 PM
Fish tank burst video from Disney World's Downtown Disney's T-Rex Cafe
T-Rex Cafe is in Orlando's Downtown Disney. But last night, diners would be excused for thinking they were at SeaWorld -- albeit a really crappy, downmarket version of the marine-life theme park -- after the restaurant's fish tank burst.
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Pi Day: 4 Places to Celebrate π on March 14

by Elise Hartman Ford. Posted Mar 13th 2014 01:43 PM
Pi Day is March 14, 3/14.
Pi Day: March 14, also 3/14, marks the day the world celebrates pi, the mathematical constant that defines the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The number hovers around 3.14 (hence the date chosen to honor it), but its decimal places go on infinitely. Mathematicians have been chasing after π 's exact value for thousands of years, to no avail.

Obviously, something so mysterious must be heralded. Here are four ways people are celebrating the holiday around the United States.
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Southwest Launches 'Loyalty Goes Both Ways' Ad Campaign, The Onion Reports

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 12th 2014 04:20 PM
The Onion reports Southwest Airlines launches
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Southwest Airlines launched a new ad campaign with the theme, "'Loyalty Goes Both Ways," The Onion reports.
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El Loco Roller Coaster Debuts at Circus Circus; We Ride, You Decide

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 12th 2014 01:30 PM
El Loco roller coaster at Circus Circus's Adventuredome in Las Vegas, Nevada
Circus Circus
The El Loco roller coaster debuted at Circus Circus's Adventuredome in Las Vegas last month. So Aol Travel and MapQuest dispatched their senior roller coaster correspondent -- hey, that's me! -- to check it out. Watch the video at the end of this post.
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Newlyweds' Drunken Squabble Causes Airplane To Make Emergency Landing

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 11th 2014 01:29 PM
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Delta Air Lines Flight 901 from Atlanta to Costa Rica made an emergency landing on Grand Cayman island Sunday night after a drunk groom kicked off his honeymoon by getting into a tiff with his new wife.
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Pilot Puts Prejudiced Passenger in His Place

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 6th 2014 02:49 PM
Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937. Born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897
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Sometimes when a male airplane passenger scrawls a note on a napkin, it's to hit on a female flight attendant. So congrats to David, passenger 12E on WestJet 463 from Calgary to Victoria, British Columbia! David allegedly found a different way to exhibit chauvinism via a cocktail napkin.
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