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Mile High Glory Hole

Delta Air Lines wants "more detail" from man who says he was "sucked through the toilet hole"

Reid McCarter

Thursday 1:39pmFiled to: AUX

Delta Air Lines, a company so ramshackle it calls itself D-list in its very name, is not having a good week. Just yesterday, as Gizmodo’s Tom McKay reported, an engine on one of its old as hell planes gave out in a very frightening manner, forcing a freaked-out group of passengers into an emergency landing. Later in the day, displaying its social media team’s thoughtful customer service, it fell for an extremely obvious (and very good) Twitter joke.

Comedian Drew Gooden lodged a complaint with the company, explaining that he was “sucked through the toilet hole in one of your aircrafts and am now hurtling through the sky.”

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Moose meat up

CBU instructor fired after demanding sex, moose meat and lobster for better grades

Ian Fairclough (ifairclough@herald.ca)

Published: Jul 11 at 6:54 p.m.Updated: Jul 12 at 9:59 a.m.

The woman, who doesn’t want to be identified, said she went to university officials Feb. 7 after the employee suggested that they could be “friends with benefits” during an extra-help session he offered to the woman and another female student.

“I had started to become very uncomfortable with some of the questions he was asking, such as how many sexual partners we had, if we had ever done drugs or did crazy partying before,” the woman said in an interview via Facebook.

She said she had brought moose meat and lobster that day for the employee after he asked her to provide it in exchange for better grades. She said she knew it was wrong, but she was struggling with some of his morning quizzes and they counted for a large part of her final grade.

His questions and suggestions left the woman shocked and, she believed, visibly uncomfortable.

“I felt my face was burning,” she said.

After the help session, the employee came out to the woman’s car to get the moose meat and lobster.

When they got to the car, she said he demanded they have sex.

“He claimed I had to do it, as my grades depended on it,” the woman said. “He continued to say ‘Yes you will, you will do it,’ over and over, even though I made it clear to him at this point that I was very uncomfortable.”

She said the instructor suggested they could go to a hotel room or his office in the university, and that no one had to know.

Chimps and chumps.

Bonobos prefer bullies and jerks. Why don't humans?

If you saw someone helping another person, then a third person antagonizing them, who would you choose to associate with? As a human, chances are you'd prefer the helper, who appears to be a more cooperative member of society. But, according to new research out of Duke University, not all apes feel the same way.

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19,000-Pound Space Station Falling 'Uncontrolled' Back To Earth

It's pretty common for old satellites and other "space junk" to come falling back down to Earth. While hundreds of pieces of debris come down each year, scientists are nervously watching a 19,000-pound space station's course because its out-of-control route is making it impossible to figure out where it will crash.

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The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017 | Leafly

84% of patients who received access to medical cannabis reduced their opioid prescriptions, compared to 45% in the comparison group.

 

In part one of this series, we took a look at some of the most impactful studies in medical cannabis, specifically those relating to CBD. This next installment highlights several cannabis wins beyond CBD, as it shows promise in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and more.

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Chess champ and Chill?

"Tantric" and "sexy" are not generally the first words that spring to mind when thinking about chess, but the logo for the 2018 World Chess Championship has provoked an unusual reaction. The image, which shows intertwined human-shaped figures holding a chess board, has even been labelled as " borderline pawnographic".   Read the article on bbc.com >

"Tantric" and "sexy" are not generally the first words that spring to mind when thinking about chess, but the logo for the 2018 World Chess Championship has provoked an unusual reaction. The image, which shows intertwined human-shaped figures holding a chess board, has even been labelled as " borderline pawnographic".

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Hair of the dog.

Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users' mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform's effect on society.   Read the article on theguardian.com >

Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users' mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform's effect on society.

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