30 Jun 2014

IF BRAINS WERE DYNAMITE #2.

Latvian professional tennis player Ernests Gulbis sunk his teeth into a Wimbledon press conference when he happily answered questions on vampires not realising he was being quizzed on his opinion of umpires. FULL ARTICLE

A hot-air balloon pilot ended up landing his balloon in a Northampton street because of a loss of wind. VIDEO & FULL ARTICLE

A bungling souvenir company mistook US President Barack Obama for England defender Chris Smalling. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

An American dentist is suing British Airways after the airline sent him to Grenada rather than Granada. Claiming he didn't notice the error because his e-tickets did not mention the airport code or flight duration, he only asked the flight attendant twenty minutes into the journey from London when he realised he was flying west. FULL ARTICLE

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9 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

"answered questions on vampires not realising he was being quizzed on his opinion of umpires".... oh my gosh I laughed!

Kelly said...

I thought the vampire story was funny, too.

The Grenada/Granada story was in my local paper yesterday. Both great locations, I'm sure, but what a disappointment if you were expecting one over the other.

Literary Feline said...

Americans are very sue happy people. I swear, the lawsuits I hear about!

Too funny about the vampire/umpire mix-up.

Thanks for sharing!

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

Omg, i'ts so funny :b
Have you ever hear about the seer cow? The cow has already hit three wins from Holland in the World Cup!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

vampire... umpire... there is a difference? LOL

Suko said...

Oh, no! These can't be TRUE stories!

Kelly Steel said...

Hehehe...umpires/vampires? Granada/Grenada? What about the amount on ticket?

Lol! Too funny!

Lindsay said...

Hard to believe these are true sometimes, the things that go on!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I did catch the hot air balloon story myself and have to admit that the landing was quite impressive!

As mine and hubbie's birthdays are only a day apart and we are both the same age, enterprising friends decided that it would be a good idea to buy us a balloon flight for our 50th birthdays. My face must have given the game away when we opened the voucher envelope, as hubbie isn't keen on heights and my idea of flying, is in a comfie seat on a plane!

We did however complete the experience and that it certainly was ... but never again! Been there, Done it, Got the Tshirt!

Nice post as always,

Yvonne