After a U.N. court ruling last month ordering Japan to halt whaling in Antarctic waters, Tokyo said it was reducing its target catch to just 210 animals a year.
We hard-boiled them. We donned blindfolds. And we chowed down. In our eggsperiment, can you guess which bird prevailed in the ultimate showdown of duck vs. chicken?
As evidenced in the video below, which has been viewed nearly 9.5 million times (and counting) on YouTube, Marty Cobb is one likeable flight attendant.
But even if the members of your cabin crew aren't hilarious, it’s important to make them like you, according to George Hobica, founder of AirfareWatchdog.com.
Hobica, who was flying before he learned how to walk, believes that packing our manners on every flight is the right thing to do — and it has paid off for him in various ways, including class upgrades and complimentary cocktails.
9. Pens! People are always asking flight attendants for pens, whether to complete immigration and customs forms or to simply do the crossword puzzle. Bring a few extra cheap pens, bundle them up and give them to your crewmember. It may not be as enjoyable as a box of chocolates, but they will surely put them to good use.
Click the audio player to hear Hobica’s plea for in-flight politeness and read more tips for making flight attendants like you
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And if you're curious about the airplane movie references in the interview, they're from "Airplane," "Midnight Run," "View From The Top," and "Soul Plane."
An actual academic study in the journal Biology Letters says, basically, "the more men who have beards...the less attractive those beards are."
It's called "negative frequency-dependent preferences and variation in male facial hair," and in plain language, it means: "We've reached peak beard. It's time for beards to go out of fashion."
To which I say: Amen, brother. I'm the clean cut type -- I wouldn't look good with a beard, even if I could grow one....
Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long-term.
Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.