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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
First Fight
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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
Getty Images/Photo Researchers RM
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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Watch How to Hijack an Airplane in Just Two Seconds

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 5th 2014 01:31 PM
Airline employees and the widow of a pilot killed on 9/11 released a video showing just how easy it is for terrorists to take control of an airplane's cockpit.
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'Airplane!' Cast Reunites for Wisconsin Tourism Ad

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 4th 2014 12:54 PM
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Cast and crew members of the 1980 cult comedy Airplane! reunited recently to shoot a series of ads for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
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IHOP's National Pancake Day Is Today, But Check Out These Bigger Pancakes

by Anna Brones. Posted Mar 4th 2014 09:45 AM
three generations enjoying IHOP National Pancake Day
Shutterstock/AuremarToday is IHOP's National Pancake Day.
National Pancake Day is today, Shrove Tuesday, according to IHOP. (And its not to be confused with the other National Pancake Day on Sept. 26. Regardless, if there's one quintessential American breakfast food, it's pancakes (a sentiment that might explain the dual days of observance).

Granted, pancakes exist in other countries (the Swedes, for example, do an excellent version), but not in the same form as the classic American take. While IHOP's serving complimentary short stacks of buttermilks pancakes today from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., there's a time and a place for flapjacks that are a little bigger. So check out these seven non-IHOP spots, where you can be sure to get pancakes the size of your head.
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Academy Awards Season or Not: 5 Spots to Gawk at Celebrities in Los Angeles

by Eli Ellison. Posted Feb 28th 2014 10:15 AM
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, run up to 2014 Academy Awards
Angela Weiss/FilmMagicAt Sunday's Academy Awards, Jennifer Lawrence and dozens of other actors will pose for photographers. Here's where you can find them in Los Angeles when they're not on a red carpet.
Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew McConaughey will schmooze their way down the Academy Awards red carpet this Sunday, and almost certainly you won't be in attendance to gawk and yell, "Marry me, Jen!" Tickets for the bleacher seats fronting Hollywood's Dolby Theatre were distributed months ago to Oscar superfans via social media. So where else in Los Angeles can out-of-towners see celebs in their Botox flesh? Tail the TMZ parasites paparazzi to these locales:
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