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The 7 craziest in-flight incidents of 2021, from viral fights to ejections – New York Post

The 7 craziest in-flight incidents of 2021, from viral fights to ejections – New York Post

It’s the year of the airplane meltdown. With tight COVID-19 rules in place because of the ongoing pandemic, airlines have experienced a surge in violent, outrageous and sometimes downright dangerous behavior by frazzled passengers. Here’s just seven of 2021’s craziest incidents, from viral fights and mask meltdowns to crazed flight attendants and ejections: Men booted from flight over armrest argument On my first flight in 15 months, of course we were rerouted back to the gate because two passengers got into a physical altercation over elbow placement upon arm rests. pic.twitter.com/YBAV1iG2Fk— Jack Krawczyk (@JackK) June 13, 2021 Two men had to be escorted off a United Airlines plane in San Francisco on June 11 after a fight over elbow room. ...
Mavericks coaching candidates: Jason Kidd, Terry Stotts among top external options for Dallas – CBS Sports

Mavericks coaching candidates: Jason Kidd, Terry Stotts among top external options for Dallas – CBS Sports

Typically, it's not particularly difficult to suss out top candidates for an open head-coaching job. The team presumably moved on from that coach for specific reasons, and the executive making the decision likely has relationships with coaches who could theoretically fix those problems. Surprises aren't exactly rare in the NBA, but for the most part, identifying top candidates for an open job usually isn't all that difficult.  That isn't the case for the Mavericks because their whole organization has sunk into depths of chaos it hasn't seen in decades. Donnie Nelson, their general manager for over two decades, is gone. Rick Carlisle, their head coach for the past 13 seasons, is gone with him. We have no idea who's m...
Tamagotchis Smartwatch Is Way Cuter Than Apples – Gizmodo

Tamagotchis Smartwatch Is Way Cuter Than Apples – Gizmodo

Welcome to middle age, millennials. Your childhood is now a novelty smartwatch. Screenshot: Bandai Namco If you’ve read Gizmodo dot com in the past month, you know about Tamagotchi. You know that there are different variants available to collect worldwide, and you know that there’s a thriving community of fans that keep Tamagotchi alive even decades later. Tamagotchi is so popular that Bandai has sold more than 83 million units as of March 2021. It’s why the company keeps reinventing the virtual pet, with the next one arriving in wearable form. Bandai Namco, the parent company behind the Tamagotchi of both past and present, just announced it’s launching the Tamagotchi Smart. It’s an incredibly cute smartwatch, covered in a pink or teal pastel-colored silicone with a matching band that...
1 dead, 12 people injured stemming from drive-by shooting spree in Arizona: Police – ABC News

1 dead, 12 people injured stemming from drive-by shooting spree in Arizona: Police – ABC News

A suspect was taken into custody and a weapon recovered in his car, police said. June 18, 2021, 12:56 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article One person is dead and a dozen people injured after an apparent drive-by shooting spree near Phoenix, authorities said. Police are investigating at least eight different shooting incidents that occurred over the course of a 90-minute period Thursday morning throughout the West Valley, according to Sgt. Brandon Sheffert, a spokesperson for the Peoria Police Department, which is leading the investigation. "This is an extremely complex investigation," Sheffert said during a press briefing, noting that multiple agencies are involved, including several police departments and the FBI. The number of shooting sites "...
Kim Kardashian: KUWTK wouldnt be successful without sex tape scandal – Page Six

Kim Kardashian: KUWTK wouldnt be successful without sex tape scandal – Page Six

Maybe the tape came in handy after all. Kim Kardashian believes that the success of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” can be attributed to the scandal surrounding her 2007 sex tape with her then-boyfriend, Willie “Ray J” Norwood. “Do you feel that the show would have had its massive initial success without the publicity that surrounded the sex tape?” Andy Cohen point-blankly asked the Kardashian family during the reunion taping on Thursday. “Looking back, probably not,” Kardashian, 40, admitted. She also “absolutely” thought about what she would say if her kids — North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, or Psalm, 2 — asked her about it. “I haven’t had to as of yet and luckily I think that so many years have gone on and so many things have happened posit...
Pee-wees Playhouse Genie John Paragon Dead at 66 – TMZ

Pee-wees Playhouse Genie John Paragon Dead at 66 – TMZ

John Paragon, famous for playing Jambi the Genie on "Pee-wee's Playhouse," has died. The Riverside County Coroner tells TMZ John died back in April ... but at this point, his cause of death is unclear. As Jambi the Genie, John's face would appear in a jeweled box whenever Pee-wee Herman wished for something...
1 killed, 3 others shot and 9 more injured in West Valley shooting spree, police say – ABC15 Arizona

1 killed, 3 others shot and 9 more injured in West Valley shooting spree, police say – ABC15 Arizona

SURPRISE, AZ — Over the span of 90 minutes, a man with a gun fired bullets at multiple people -- seemingly at random -- in several cities in the West Valley, leaving one person dead and 12 others injured, police said. The alleged gunman was taken into custody around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, and police believe he acted alone. He was not identified and a motive was not immediately known, police said. In total, four people were shot, one fatally, and nine others suffered various injuries in at least eight separate drive-by shootings that happened in Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, and along the West Valley freeways. Watch Thursday afternoon press conference: Not all of the victims were shot. Some suffered other injuries, such as shrapnel from broken glass, related to a car crash, according to ...
COVID-19 vaccines do not cause lower sperm counts and could actually increase sperm, study says – Daily Mail

COVID-19 vaccines do not cause lower sperm counts and could actually increase sperm, study says – Daily Mail

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines do NOT lower sperm counts and could actually increase semen levels, study finds Men who received Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines did not exhibit lower sperm counts, many even had higher sperm counts after vaccination Results found that the average man increased sperm by 22% with the largest increase in sperm count at 90% Largest decrease in sperm count of any man in the study was only 20% Many false claims about the vaccines and their effects of sperm count and fertility have arisen on social media in recent months  By Mansur Shaheen For Dailymail.Com Published: 21:10 BST, 17 June 2021 | Updated: 21:40 BST, 17 June 2021 COVID-19 vaccines do not reduce the sperm count or quality of men, and may even increase the amo...
Mirrors That Detect Ripples in Space-Time Were Frozen to Near Absolute Zero – Gizmodo

Mirrors That Detect Ripples in Space-Time Were Frozen to Near Absolute Zero – Gizmodo

LIGO technicians check out one of the observatory’s mirrors.Image: Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab A team of physicists say they’ve managed to nearly freeze the motion of atoms across four suspended mirrors. It’s a mind-twisting feat that strains the very definitions of seemingly simple words like “object” and “temperature.” So buckle up. The setting for this experiment was LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, where physicists look for ripples in space-time created by the collisions of massive objects like black holes. The observatory relies on four carefully suspended mirrors and laser beams to detect passing gravitational waves, which shift the mirrors ever so slightly, causing the laser beams to briefly wobble. The researchers behind the current experiment took advan...