It's Truly! Random!

Entries from March 2008

Airline pays people to ride their planes

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Would $60, free drinks and movies convince you to rideĀ one of theseĀ planes? (Flybe jet) Flybe, a low-fare airline in Europe, is facing tough times meeting its passenger targets. They needed to deliver at least 15,000 passengers on a Dublin-Norwich route over the course of a year to receive a 280,000 pound ($550,000) rebate. Short by [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: News

Head surgery for short people’s height problems?

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

A new surgical procedure has the potential to give people of short stature a quick fix to their problems. The surgery has the ability to add up to 5cm, or approximately 1.9 inches, to a person’s height all with only some local anaesthetic. There is somewhat of a downside though, it involves a head implant [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: News

Plagiarizing an honor code? Now that’s just ironic and sad.

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Cartoon by Matthew Henry Hall Students at the University of Texas in San Antonio might soon be in some hot water after it was discovered that part of the school’s honor code matches another school’s code, without proper attribution. The honor code discouraged cheating and plagiarizing, but seems to be the epitome of what it [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: News

When the cops come a-knockin’, guy comes a-rockin’…a meat cleaver?

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Police were initially called to a 29-year-olds residence in response to a possible drug overdose. When they arrived, they had no idea they were about to deal with this psycho. The man from Montgomery, Orange county in New York, the same OC as in the Discovery Channel show, reacted to police by quickly grabbing a [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: News

New Speedo swimsuit gives user unfair advantage

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

  Speedo recently developed an extremely high-tech full-body swimsuit that cuts drag dramatically. The difference is so great that eleven world records have already been broken by users. Now the International Swimming Federation (FINA), which oversees the sport, is planning on speaking with Speedo because of the possible implications of using the suit at the [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: News

Marine throws himself on a grenade, and survives

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

(BBC News) – Lance Corporal Matt Croucher Lance Corporal Matt Croucher was a Royal Marine fighting for Britain in Afghanistan when someone tripped a Taliban booby-trap grenade. Croucher didn’t even hesitate, jumping on the device to shield his comrades who were diving for cover. Croucher intelligently used his backpack in an effort to absorb the [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: News

South Carolina proposal threatens the age old art of sand castle making

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Sand castles are made by children and adults alike throughout the world. There’s just something about being able to make cool structures just by using sand and a little water. Now a new proposal made in Isle of Palms, South Carolina is threatening to take the pleasure out of making and enjoying sand castles by [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: News

“Hair-raising” car chase in TN comes to an uneventful end

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

When police were notified of an erratic driver that was involved in a collision in Franklin, TN, they never expected to be involved in a car chase that maxed out at a whopping 5 mph. No, that is not a typo. The chase was really more of a coasting. The man being pursued, 33-year-old David [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: News