Friday, December 08, 2006

Nothing Needs To Be Added To This Story, Except Maybe A Heading

Flying Farts

From the BBC:

Flatulence leads US jet to divert

Map of USA showing Nashville
An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Nashville after passengers reported the smell of sulfur from burning matches.

The matches were found on the seat of a woman who had attempted to conceal the odor of flatulence with the matches, Nashville airport authorities said.

All 99 passengers and five crew left the plane while it was searched.

The woman was questioned by the FBI but released without charge and allowed to board another American Airlines flight.

"It was determined that she was trying to conceal body odor," said Lynne Lowrance of the Nashville Airport Authority.

She had "no malicious intent but had struck matches which is against [Transport Security Administration] rules," Ms Lowrance said.

The unidentified woman had an unspecified medical condition, Associated Press news agency said.

She was carrying safety matches, which the TSA allows in carry-on luggage.

The matches are not allowed to be struck, however.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Think Outside The Bell

YUM , the parent company of both Taco Bell and KFC is
undergoing yet another tragedy this week after 5 customers
died and others became ill with E. coli poisoning at a Taco Bell restaurant.

It has not been determined yet if the source of the E. coli
can be
traced to a malfunction in the heating lamps or from the
dirty plastic gloves of the workers. As a means of consolation,

Taco Bell will be giving out an extra paper bag with every meal
so its customers can cut out the middle man and flush it directly down the toilet.