Photos: Malaysia Airlines flights eerily empty


malaysiaflightWhen one of your passenger planes goes missing and another gets shot down by a rebel group, don’t expect to sell a lot of tickets.

Ricardo Goncalves, a business reporter and host on Australia’s SBS World News, tweeted this picture of a recent flight on Malaysia Airlines.

It looks like the company sold about three tickets in coach/biz. You think at the very least the airline would have moved them into First Class as happened here:


Well, at least you don’t have to worry about your plane being diverted because passengers are bickering about reclining the seat, as happened on a United flight to Denver on Sunday.

h/t Mashable


Photo: It’s a flying saucer! No, it’s a UFO cloud


ufocloudA cloud shaped like a UFO has been spotted over Xiamen city in China’s Fujian province.

Laura Young, who explains weather phenomena for London’s Metropolitan Police, tells the Daily Mail that it’s an altocumulus lenticularis.

“They are normally formed over mountains,” Young says. “The air cools as it’s forced over the mountains, condensation takes place and it forms these lens-shaped clouds  and they stack up on top of each other.”

They’re nickname? UFO clouds.

Altocumulus Standing Lenticular (ACSL) or Altocumulus Standing Lenticularis clouds are known to form over New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service. Near Roswell by any chance?

Picture courtesy of Imaginechina/REX


Women in Turkey told: Don’t laugh


Ece Temelkuran fought back on Twitter with a photo of laughter. The Turkish political commentator has nearly one million followers on Twitter.

The deputy prime minister of Turkey has linked promiscuity to laughter.

Bulent Arinc  on Monday gave a speech on the subject of “moral corruption,” the BBC reports.

“Chastity is so important,” he said. A woman should “not laugh in public.” Continue reading


‘Loud Americans’ not wanted in Irish bar


Photo courtesy of Maurice Campbell / Twitter

On a beautiful stretch of the Ring of Kerry in Ireland, a restaurant/bar is serving up something a wee bit ugly.

When a tourist noticed a sign in the window of Peter’s Place Cafe & Wine Bar in Watervill, he was shocked.

“I thought it was out of order,”  Maurice Campbell tells CNBC. “It seemed nasty.”

Nonetheless, Campbell decided to pop in …  Continue reading


Photo: Tot gets stuck in metal mop bucket


Minnie Snodgrass enjoys a song on the car radio as her grandmother whisks her to emergency in Yorkshire, England.

“Mum, Minnie’s stuck!”

Gemma Snodgrass, a mother of five, finished mopping the kitchen floor, threw the water out of the bucket and had just run up the stairs of her home in South Yorkshire, England, when her 4-year-old boy, Matthew shouted to her.

Minnie, 16 months, likes to climb, and she had climbed right into the bucket. Continue reading