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  1. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Of course they did, or you probably wouldn't know about it -- it was in the news at the time and there are plenty of YouTube videos. Sure, Obama talked about visiting 57 states when clearly he meant 47, and he got tongue-tied trying to say 'corpseman.' That's funny and good for a chuckle, at most. When the White House responds with a letter that doesn't address the original concern, had grammar errors and issues with style and clarity -- I didn't laugh. That deserves an eye roll and maybe a frown.
     
  2. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Passenger’s ‘Unbearable Stench’ Forces Transavia Flight to Make Emergency Landing
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    Emergency landings aren’t all too uncommon. But emergency landings due to a passenger’s “unbearable stench” are.

    On Tuesday, a Transavia Airlines flight from Las Palmas (LPA) to Amsterdam (AMS) was forced to divert to Faro (FAO) because a passenger sitting in the last row of the plane stunk so badly that other passengers were getting ill. According to Belgian outlet VRT, several passengers on Transavia Flight 5666 became so violently ill that they vomited or fainted in their seats.

    When the stench got so bad, flight attendants on the Boeing 737-800 (registration PH-HXE) tried to quarantine the man in one of the rear lavatories. Crew didn’t serve in-flight food or drinks because the odor was so bad. And unfortunately for passengers and crew, not even the isolation eased the putrid smell. As a last resort, pilots decided to divert the aircraft by making an emergency landing in Faro, Portugal — about one hour and 40 minutes after departing Las Palmas, according to flight-tracking website FlightRadar24.

    Once the plane landed in Faro, the man was reportedly escorted off and turned over to an awaiting medical team.

    “The smell made me think that the man hadn’t washed for weeks,” passenger Piet Van Huat told VRT. “Eventually we landed in Amsterdam with almost three hours delay. Nobody could stand the stench. Everyone tried to cover his nose.”

    TPG reached out to Transavia for comment but did not immediately hear back.

    This isn’t the first incident of a smelly passenger on a Transavia flight. In February, a Transavia flight between Dubai and Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in Vienna because two passengers reportedly got into an altercation when one wouldn’t stop breaking wind.

    Featured image by AFP Contributor / Getty Images.
     
  3. lelisa13p

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  4. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Some poop stories deserve to be told. :vbwink:
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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  8. EdmundDantes

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    Jig, that stuff didn't make it into outlets like the Times, MSNBC, etc. I knew about it because I consume a variety of media sources, which a lot of people do not.

    The point is that the story about the letter was everywhere on network nightly news (I saw it on two different ones). I do not recall the Obama gaffes covered the same way.

    I know this is a losing battle here as we could go back and forth forever, I just want to point out that I'm sure that the Obama Administration (and all the others) put out poorly worded letters. It's probably the main product of the federal government. It's just that this particular incident 'fits the narrative' more comfortably than the others. I just thought a bit of balance was in order, since we get so little overall. And yes, I know I'm in the minority in most places.
     
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  9. EdmundDantes

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    I thought the cat memes and cartoons went in 'out of context' stories?
     
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  10. Mi An

    Mi An Untethered

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    Cat memes, just like cats, never stay where they're supposed to. ;)
     
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