Saturday, 4 August 2012

True story: I cannot sit here next to this black man

A 50- something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn't want the seat. The seat was next to a black man. Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat. The
woman said "I cannot sit here next to this black man." The fight attendant said "Let me see if I can find another seat." After checking, the flight attendant returned and stated "Ma'am, there are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class." About 10 minutes went by and the flight attendant returned and stated "The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class." Before the woman could say anything, the attendant gestured to the black man and said, "Therefore sir, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn't want you to sit next to an unpleasant person." Passengers in the seats nearby began to applause while some gave a standing ovation.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Dutch millionaire builds Noah's Ark replica after flood dream

A Dutch millionaire has built a full-size replica of Noah's Ark after dreaming his hometown would be destroyed by a flood of biblical proportions. 

Noah's Ark, Johan Huibers, Holland
The Noah's Ark replica opened to the public this week (Picture: AFP)
Designer Johan Huibers finally opened the doors of his astonishing craft, which took over four years to build, to members of the public this week on the Merwede River, Dordrecht.
Using ancient dimensions set out in the Bible's book of Genesis, the gigantic 137m x 21m ark also features its own 'Bible museum', complete with life-size plastic animals.

New York couple, both 85, set to remarry 48 years after divorce

It appears absence truly does make the heart grow fonder for one couple, both 85, who are set to remarry 48 years after getting divorced.

Roland Davis, Lena Henderson, marriageHappy couple: Roland Davis and Lena Henderson are to remarry after 48 years apart (Picture: AP/David Duprey)
New Yorkers Lena Henderson and Roland Davis, who spent nearly half a century apart having split up in 1964, are set to re-tie the knot at a ceremony on Saturday.
Having got hitched in their teens, the pair split up after 20 years together but have kept in touch through their four children.