Round Up: Another Scorpion Attacks Passenger, Lost Luggage Issues, Heroic NYC Subway Lift

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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet.

  • Another Scorpion Attacks Passenger – Once was a fluke, twice is enough to give me nightmares.  For the second time in six weeks, a passenger on a North American flight is attacked by a scorpion.  As if weren’t enough that I have to worry about Fluffy biting me at 39,000 feet!  And have you ever been stung by a scorpion?  I’ve stepped on one… ouch!!! (Chicago Tribune)
  • And You Thought YOU Had Lost Luggage Issues?  This golfer had to drop out of US Open qualifying after American Airlines lost his checked clubs on Monday.  No one is certain why he couldn’t come up with an alternate solution.  American’s normally on-the-ball Twitter team apparently missed the green with their response.  That’s not par for that team, which normally has a lower social media handicap.  Sorry… those puns teed themselves up!  Perhaps next time he should use Luggage Forward! (Yahoo Sports)
  • New York Ballet Dancer Performs Heroic Lift – You never know when you’ll see a world-class performance on the New York subway.  A member of the American Ballet Theatre used his dance training to perform a lifesaving move last weekend.  His lift rescued a distressed passenger off the tracks. (New York Times)

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About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last eighteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 48.5 US states. Although she averages 200 days a year on the road, she loves to return to “the homestead” in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and cocktail mixology.

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