Traveling. It’s supposed to be an exciting time since you’re jetting off somewhere exciting. Or maybe you’re just traveling to work. The airport is one of those places where you catch people doing the craziest, yet hilarious things. What is it about airports that causes people to do things that they wouldn’t ordinarily do?
Let’s take a look at some of the most hilarious things done at the airport that were caught on camera.
Enjoying a Nap
Since many of us get to the airport a few hours early, we often find ourselves getting rather restless waiting to board the plane. Imagine being there even longer because of a layover? One woman got a little clever when she needed some sleep when she was able to move under the armrests, turning the row of seating into a bed for her.
Trying to Stay Comfortable
Long plane rides are uncomfortable for many people. People often get up and move around because they want to stretch and because their body is getting a little sore. One woman traveling had a neck pillow to help stay comfortable, and maybe even sleep a little. But the perfectly timed photo catches the neck pillow in a place that caused a lot of passengers to do a double take.
Not all photos are making people laugh. One woman, Swedish pilot, Maria Pattersson, took a photo of herself in a yoga position around the aircraft and too close for comfort to the engine. Many would consider this extremely dangerous, and the photo caused a lot of attention on Instagram.
Unfunny Welcome Signs
When it comes to the airport, you can’t help but take notice to all of the “Welcome Home” signs that people are holding up. One person was greeting a family member in a “Creative” way with a sign saying they’re out of cereal, while dressed in childish pajamas. Maybe this was an inside joke and we just had to be there.
Shoe Shining For Those in Armor
Spend a few hours walking around airports and you’re bound to see a lot of interesting things. One airport business you’ll always see is for shoe shining, and this particular image took promoting the business to whole new heights. Two figures in full metal armor are seen sitting in the comfortable chairs while two people are polishing the shoes. According to the post, both were in town for Comic-Con, but it’s hard to look at this photo and not get a huge kick out of it.
Birds On A Plane
No, this isn’t an upcoming sequel to the cult-classic Samuel L. Jackson movie, Snakes on a Plane. This is an actual photo of falcons making their journey on a commercial airplane. The photo states that the Saudi Prince paid for his 80 Falcons to travel between the United Arab Emirates. This would not happen for a regular person, but when you’re the Prince, many will bend the rules just ab it for you.
Strict Goodbye Kissing Guidelines
Airports all have rules that passengers have to follow. These rules are to keep travelers on time without any issues. No one likes drama… especially at the airport. But don’t you think the city of Aalborg in Denmark’s airport took things a bit far with this Kiss and Goodbye sign? I mean three minutes really is just not enough time for a proper kiss goodbye. I mean, most people will need at least five minutes to give their loved one a proper goodbye.
Welcoming Crew To Greet You
No matter who you are, everyone deserves a warm welcome from their friends, family, and maybe even employees. Yes, this even means Darth Vader getting a proper greeting as she arrived at the Denver airport. This greeting even included him marching to the “Imperial March” as everyone celebrated his arrival. Who knew Vader was so popular? This is by far one of the best airport photos seen so far. Can anyone top it?
Greeting Sign With Too Much Information
Yes, we all love a “Welcome Home” sign, but is it really necessary to include where you’re coming home from? Sure, if it’s vacation, you can include that. But prison? Do passengers coming off a flight really need to know that someone on board the plane was in prison? That’s just too much information. However, it’s still a funny, and unique way to greet a loved one home.
Security On Top Of Things
Going to airports is a stressful time for some, and terrifying for others who are not used to flying. Some people have to fly for work and they’re absolutely terrified. Airport travelers are always depending on the security team to be on top of things and make sure everything is safe and under control. So you can only assume that people weren’t too happy to see that a security guard was playing solitaire on the computer when you can see people are holding passports. This is probably the one job where you should really pay attention to what’s going on and following protocol.
Taking Rules Too Literally
Airports have rules to follow. Clear containers, nothing over a certain size, nothing hazardous, you know simple rules to follow. Another rule is placing all of your belongings into the bin for security check. This just means your computer, jewelry, and shoes. This doesn’t include your baby. Don’t worry, the baby didn’t make it through the X-ray machine, but you can’t help but wonder how this adorable little bundle of joy ended up there.
Other hilarious photos include a man dressed as Forrest Gump most likely going to see Jenny, an airport proposal, and a new business venture. There are always hilarious, and crazy things going on at airports. While most of these photos are done in pure entertainment, please remember to follow the safety rules at airports and don’t cause any drama or crazy delays.
There is no doubt that the TSA and the safety measures that have to be taken at the airport are annoying, but this man is ready for anything that comes his way. He isn’t going to have to wait to see if the scanner finds anything because he has left nothing to the imagination.
We all remember planking and how popular it was at one time, here we see a young girl taking the fad to new extremes on the luggage belt. She is having fun now but it won’t be so fun when she gets taken back to the storage area.
We all know how tiring the airport can be, here we see one little girl that is just so tired she cannot even walk. She’s hitching a ride on her parents luggage and she seems to have the right idea about the best way to get around.
Seems to be a theme with airports, people are tired and the seats are just not big enough. Here we see one very inventive man who has laid across the seat and onto his luggage.
This little girls is certainly ready to head home and be done with the whole airport thing. She sat herself down and refused to go anywhere, we feel like doing that some days as well.
This is a classic photo of an airport shuttle shows you just how strange the people you meet are. I’s sure the people on the shuttle never imagined they would see Forrest Gump on the tram to their hotels.
Who needs an extra ticket when you can just stow away in the suitcase and get a free ride? Though that is what it looks like, it also looks like it may be a marketing tactic, a good one at that. It looks like there might be a person in the case but it may all be staged.
Here we see planes that are far too big for the hanger trying to queue up. These planes are on icy tarmac as well. We aren’t sure if there was some sort of accident or if perhaps the photo was a setup.
We see all sorts of strange things at the airport and a shirt can often say far more about the person wearing it than you might imagine. It’s just ironic that he is wearing the metal god shirt as he prepares to go through the metal detector.
Here we see a sign that tells people at the airport that the jet blast from the plane taking off can be dangerous, we would hope that the people at the airport wouldn’t need to be told to avoid the jet blasts.
We aren’t sure what is cuter, the fact that she is riding on her dad’s suitcase or the fact that the pair match as they ride. their pink shorts and blue shirts are precious as is her enthusiasm for riding on the suitcase to help make her trip to the airport a little less boring.
There is no limit to love, but there is a limit to how much other people will tolerate it. Here we see a sign that designates a kissing area, but they also put a time limit on how long you can kiss your loved ones good bye.
We can tell from his look and from the look on the TSA agent’s face that they all expected him to be stopped on this trip through the metal detector. It may be a joke, and it does seem to be amusing to both, but we know he didn’t expect to make it through without being caught.
Kids are tough, and keeping up with them can be a challenge. Here we see one parent that is certainly struggling to keep their kids under control. Good thing they have leashes or they would likely be off across the airport and bone by now.
He really didn’t want the pat down so he made the most of it and rode the conveyor through the metal detector. That is just one way to get through TSA a bit faster than you might any other way. Hopefully he saved some time and did not get stuck trying to cut corners.
Optical illusions are fun, this is one that is particularly funny. It’s even better because he does not seem to realize that it is happening and he’s checking her out to boot. This is just one of the funny things you see at the airport every day.
We are betting he’s going to get stopped by the TSA, it’s not every day that you see a man in an alligator onsie walking through the gates. At least he looks happy and excited to be at the airport.
Noise cancelling headphones for the win. Here we see a father that has had enough of the kids and he just wants a bit of peace and quiet. We hope he didn’t use up all the batteries before the flight took off.
Here we see a sign that is a bit confusing at first glance. It seems to be telling us that the toilet and the drinking water are the same thing. With a closer look however we see that they are talking about a toilet and a water fountain.
We aren’t sure but it’s not every day that you see a kid in a basket on the x-ray conveyor. It’s surprising to say the least that the kid actually stayed still and didn’t move off the conveyor or fall off onto the floor.
Gold Miners Dig Up a Lot More than Ancient Gold
Gold miners are used to finding all sorts of things from ancient times. It’s not uncommon to find relics of prior miners, old habitats, animal remains and even dinosaur fossils as they dig deep into the earth or excavate large areas. However, it’s not an everyday occurrence to find a practically intact mummy of a baby mammoth.
Based on the estimates possible on first evaluation of the mummified baby mammoth found on June 21 by operations at the Klondike gold deposit, way up in the northern part of Canada, miners discovered a baby female mammoth assumed to be probably 30,000 years old. An occasional dinosaur or mammoth bone is uncommon but a regular occurrence. However, finding a complete set of remains of a baby mammoth is extremely rare and a big news in the world of paleontology and biology. Even better, the specimen is practically complete. Most times the remains have been tampered with by other animals or hunting and scavenging. Then nature moves things around even further and separates parts. In this case, however, the baby mammoth was complete, intact and well-preserved.
Named Nun cho ga but the local tribes, the find essentially means big baby animal, no surprise. All the skin and hair is intact, which makes the find extremely valuable in terms of understanding exactly how junvenile mammoths looked and probably behaved mechanically as well as physically. In terms of scientific information, the find is huge. It’s similar to finding an entire painting by a famous artist versus just having a brush he or she might have used.
Locked away in permafrost for centuries, the baby mammoth was literally preserved in the earth’s freezer, untouched by bacteria or the elements for an amazing amount of time. Scientists evaluating the specimen guess that the juvenile likely passed away earlier, maybe from sickness, as its pack was moving since there were no predatory marks on it or scattering of remains. Or, also likely, the animal may have gotten stuck in a deep mud pit or quicksand and was quickly buried, protecting it from rot or degradation.
The last time anyone found a North American baby mammoth in good condition was in 1948, some 70 plus years ago. That one was named Effie, and was located inside a gold mine in Alaska. Additionally, another more recent find was in 2007 in Siberia. That find was estimated to be much older, at 42,000 years of age. It was comparative to the same size as Nun cho ga, which means the two together will provide some interesting comparative notes and years of study going forward. It’s enough to make a dinosaur scientist get giggly.
Pennsylvania Nurses Get a COVID Booster for Student Loan Debt
Becoming a nurse is no easy day in the park. Aside from all the clinical hours required and bookwork in classes, a candidate still has to pass their state license exams as well as figure out how to pay for the education costs. It’s quite common for a graduating nurse, whether an LN or RN, to have thousands of dollars in student loan debt. That was already a significant barrier to recruitment before COVID-19 arrived. Things only got worse as experienced nurses left the field in droves after the pandemic’s burnout.
However, Pennsylvania is hitting the problem head on. The state decided that it was going to provide a pot totaling $55 million to help reduce or eliminate student loan debt for eligible nurses. Funded by a combination of state dollars matched to federal American Rescue Plan funds for overall economic stimulus, Pennsylvania directed its internal share to help boost nursing in-state again as well as keep nurses in their careers with financial stability.
Essentially, any nurse who worked during the pandemic, was licensed by the state, and cared for COVID-19 patients will be eligible to get a $7,500 payment for student loan relief. The funds are one-time, non-recurring, but they still represent a huge wave of debt relief for affected nurses. 24,000 plus nurses responded with applications before the deadline ended, which has exceeded the estimated fund allocation available, no surprise. To deal with this surge in eligibility, the state administrators will split the funds on a prorata basis between the impacted state areas and regions, based on the number of nurses who applied. Then, within each regional pot, nurses will be selected by random on who will get the one-time payment.
Those who are selected won’t see the funds themselves. To ensure the payment is used correctly, the money goes directly to the student loan servicer provided by that nurse in their application. The first recipients will see their student loans lowered this month, in August 2022. To help deal with the demand, an additional $15 million in federal dollars was redirected to the fund as well. The allocation for an awardee is $2,500 each year for three years. This allows an easier outflow of funds versus a demand surge all at once. Which will be a considerable amount of accounting work on the state side.
The hope is that with the eventual success of the program expected in nurse retention, the same model can be used again to bolster sagging industries seeing a brain drain in Pennsylvania, as well as stabilize people being crushed by student loan debt.
Getting Bumped By a Stranger Usually Means Being Pickpocketed….. But Not In This Story!
If you get bumped by a stranger in public, it usually means you were pickpocketed. The rude distraction is an age-old technique to distract the victim from paying attention to their valuables. While everyone is recovering from the “accidental” impact, the thief is intentionally using the split second to pull a wallet or valuable from the victim without him or her knowing it. Once the thief is away, the job is done and the valuables are stolen. It’s a common problem in big cities and tourist spots.
However, for one California lady, getting bumped may have been the best thing that ever happened to her. While she was busy working on a lottery machine at a grocery store in Tarzana, she focused on spending her $40 dollars on lottery scratchers. Normally, LaQuedra Edwards buys a number of smaller value tickets with one purchase, hoping to increase her odds with more scratchers than just one big one. However, when she was bumped, it caused her to put her hand forward and hit the $30 scratcher option. Money spent, the accident committed Edwards to the higher value ticket. Upset at first, Edwards turned to see who bumped her, but the fellow was out the door without even apologizing.
Figuring there wasn’t much she could do about the situation, and the person was gone, Edwards re-focused on her tickets. Now she had a $30 single scratcher and $10 left for other tickets. She finished her purchase and then pulled her tickets out of the machine. Going through them, she realized one of them was a winner. It was the accidental $30 ticket. However, what Edwards one was a far better return on investment. She had just scored a $10 million winning ticket.
At first, she got on the highway and drove home. The whole time, Edwards kept looking back at the ticket and confirming in her mind that her life had just dramatically changed. It didn’t feel real. But, sure enough, the ticket was indeed a winner. Even the grocery store got a share of the winnings. $50,000 went to the store for hosting the machine. Unfortunately, it was a chain store, so the bonus simply went into a corporate bank account instead of a small business owner’s business. However, that’s how the system works for retailers.
For LaQuedra Edwards, however, her share is going into a home purchase and helping out start a non-profit organization to help her community. Both moves make a whole lot of sense as well as have long-term benefits.
Father Decides to Set Up Cameras After His Daughter Wakes Up With Strange Marks
What happened inside the house of an Ohio couple couldn’t have been predicted. Troublesome commotions could be heard in the wee hours while everyone slept. No one thought much of it until something strange occurred.
Darren’s suspicions were initially directed at his fiancé, who suspected of playing a practical joke on him. They staged a camera to sort things out after she denied it ultimately. The unsettling footage, on the other hand, would rock their world.
Father Takes Action After Daughter was Expelled for Appearance
Enough Is Enough
This father’s jaws fell open as he listened to the scathing remarks from his daughter’s school administrator, stating the reason for his daughter being booted from a prom event. He was at boiling point and had enough.
He thought enough was enough after only a few seconds and was ready to address the situation head-on.
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