No, a fart didn’t cause an American Airlines flight to evacuate all its passengers

In today's "Not The Onion" news, an American Airlines flight supposedly had to evacuate all its passengers after a person "passed gas," causing violent episodes of nausea and headaches.  Except that this isn't true. The story, which originally appeared on local WNCN-TV, quotes an unidentified spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport as saying that all passengers were taken off the plane after it landed at around 4 p.m. The incident allegedly started when passengers on the flight Read more [...]

That massive plane that looks like a butt successfully flies now, so that’s good news

Life may be a bit chaotic right now, but hey, at least that massive plane that looks like a butt is back in the sky. The world's largest booty-shaped aircraft, Airlander 10  — aka the "Flying Bum" — successfully completed a 180-minute test flight this month, almost a year after crashing at its Cardington Airfield base in Bedfordshire, England. Though the helium-filled aircraft briefly flew for the first time on Aug. 17, while attempting its second test flight days later it took a nosedive Read more [...]