Monday, April 21, 2014

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (4-26-2014)

Teenagers do crazy things. I know I did my share back it the days. But there is a fine line between crazy and stupid, and this kid crossed it.

A 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane after getting into a fight with his parents is "lucky to be alive" after surviving a lack of oxygen and cold temperatures during a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.
 He might have been suffering from lack of oxygen long before that.

"He was unconscious for the lion's share of the flight," FBI spokesman Tom Simon told the local media, after the boy was found once the plane landed in Hawaii last Sunday night. "Kid's lucky to be alive."

Simon said security footage from California's San Jose airport confirmed that the Santa Clara, Calif., teen climbed a fence to get to Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 Sunday morning.

When the Boeing 767 landed in Maui, some five hours later, the boy hopped down from the wheel well and began wandering the runway. Airline personnel noticed the boy and notified airport security.

The FBI questioned the boy, who had no identification. He was medically screened, found to be unharmed and was seen sitting upright on a stretcher as he was being taken to a hospital. Authorities said the boy was released to child protective services and was not charged with a crime.

"Our primary concern now is for the well-being of the boy, who is exceptionally lucky to have survived," airline spokesperson Allison Croyle said.

This isn't the first time that someone has taken an unauthorized flight in the wheel well of a plane. According to AP, in August a 13- or 14-year-old boy in Nigeria stowed away in a wheel well of a domestic flight and survived a 35-minute trip. Others have not been so lucky. In 2010 a 16-year-old died after stowing away in a flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Boston. And in 2012 a man died after he slipped from the wheel well and fell onto a suburban London street as a flight from Angola began its descent.


Talk about a powder keg. 
Palcohol may soon be at a liquor store near you. The product was recently approved for consumption by the Federal Government, which means society could well be on its way to snorting itself into oblivion. But that's NOT HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE USED, PEOPLE.

From the company's site:

We have seen comments about goofballs wanting to snort it. Don't do it! It is not a responsible or smart way to use the product. To take precautions against this action, we've added volume to the powder so it would take more than a half of a cup of powder to get the equivalent of one drink up your nose. You would feel a lot of pain for very little gain. Just use it the right way.

But the company, which also says its product can be sprinkled on food (vodka eggs, rum beef burger, gin BLT anyone?), insists that, when used as directed, Palcohol has as much alcohol as a regular mix drink. 

But powered alcohol just because it is, well, powered alcohol begs not to be used as directed by every idiot and dumb teenager looking for a new way to get high. 

Way to go Federal Government!!!

Ladies and gentleman, I'd like to present to some, and introduce to others, the grace of God!

A gospel song saved a 10-year-old Atlanta boy from his kidnapper. Willie Myrick said he was in his front yard and bent down to pick up money when somebody grabbed him and threw him in a car.

“He told me he didn’t want to hear a word from me,” Myrick said. That’s when Myrick began to sing a gospel song called “Every Praise.” The kidnapper started cursing and repeatedly told Myrick to shut up, but he wouldn’t. He sang the song for about three hours until the kidnapper let him out of the car.

The little boy ran to a nearby home and asked the resident to call his guardian.

Myrick recently got to meet “Every Praise” gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, and they sang the song together.

Police don’t have any leads on the suspect, but are hoping a sketch they released will generate tips.


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