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New survey reveals the most annoying travel behavior


As we previously told you, an Expedia survey recently named the “Seat Kicker” the most aggravating airline passenger, but another poll seems to disagree, although airline seats are still a huge cause of airplane aggravation. 

The Go Group just released their findings of a survey on the biggest travel pet peeves, and “people who recline their seat in your lap” easily came out on top with 22% of the vote.

Other big travel pet peeves include:

  • “Loud Talkers” – 17%
  • Folks who cram too-large luggage into overhead bins (16%)
  • Crying children (13%)
  • People who moved too slowly through TSA (8%)

Pet peeves garnering a lower percentage of the vote, but are still pretty annoying, include folks who use mobile devices without headphones, drunk passengers, people who bring smelly food on board, armrest stealers, overly chatty seatmates and barefoot passengers, each of which got under 5% of the vote.

Source: Market Watch


These three royal weddings were not so traditional.


As far as royal weddings go, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’snuptials may not be the most traditional...after all, Harry is marrying a divorcée. Even so, their story is pretty close to being like a fairytale. Thing is, there are other royal couples haven’t been so lucky.

  • For starters, there’s Prince Albert of Monaco and his Olympian sweetheart Charlene Wittstock. They were set to marry just three months after Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot in 2011, but rumor has it that it wasn’t all smooth sailing to the altar. If you don't recall, it was being reported that the bride-to-be tried to flee the country three times after finding out Prince Albert allegedly fathered a third love child during their five year relationship. And while she ended up going through with the wedding, there were visible tears...not the happy kind. Some reports have it the newlyweds even slept in separate hotels on their honeymoon. They've denied it, of course - and it would appear they've worked things out. After all, they're still married and have welcomed two children since.
  • Then there was Prince Ernst August of Hanover, who’s also a distant cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. He renounced the wedding of his son - also named Ernst - just days before he exchanged “I dos” with Russian catsuit designer-yes we said catsuit- Ekaterina Malysheva.Daddy-o didn’t care too much that his son was marrying a designer, he was more concerned that his son wouldn’t return the properties and land he’d gave him in the early 2000’s. In an interview Ernst Sr. says he was just looking to “preserve the interests of the House of Hanover.” He did not attend the wedding. Nobody appeared to miss him.
  • It looks like Meghan won’t be the first TV star to marry royal. Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip married reality star Sofia Hellqvist in 2015. By "reality star," we mean "making out with porn star Jenna Jameson and posing topless for a men’s magazine" reality TV star. Sofia starred on Sweden’s “Paradise Hotel,” which had single contestants cram in a luxury hotel suite surrounded by the partying lifestyle in hopes of getting some steamy hookups. Sofia was soon whisked away into the royal lifestyle doing charity work and denouncing her reality TV lifestyle. In an interview she says, “It happened 10 years ago, I have moved on in life. I do not regret anything, it has built me as a person. She married Prince Carl Philip at the Royal Chapel of Stolkholm, which also included untraditional touches. They walked down the aisle to a Swedish version of Coldplay’s “Fix You” and Rihanna’s“Umbrella” aka “Paraply.” Don’t believe us? Check it out to the right.

Source: Vanity Fair

Attendees of Universal Studios Japan who rode the Jurassic Park-themed ride found themselves upside down for two hours.


(UPI.com)

Riders on a Jurassic Park-themed roller coaster in Japan were stuck upside-down for two hours when the ride stalled, the park confirmed.

Universal Studios Japan said the Flying Dinosaur roller coaster had 64 passengers on board when it stalled at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The riders, some in the upside-down position 65-100 feet off the ground, were stuck on the ride for up to two hours. No injuries were reported.

The park said the incident was the result of a safety mechanism being triggered by an abnormality in the system. The ride resumed normal operations shortly after 7 p.m.

Link: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/05/02/Riders-stuck-upside

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