Here Is Some Relaxing Footage of a Bat on an Airplane

Seth Abramovitch · 08/14/11 09:14PM

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a relaxing weekend and are fully recharged for the work week ahead. In the chance that you still have a few residual kinks left, however, please now enjoy this footage of a bat flapping around the cabin of a Madison to Atlanta Delta flight, filmed shortly after takeoff at 6:45 a.m. on August 5. Passengers were able to trap it in the bathroom until the plane could turn back around and land, but it unfortunately escaped before animal control could test it for rabies and/or vampire rabies. Enjoy! (And please, no Samuel Jackson quotes — they just detract from the zen. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.) [via io9]

44 Dead in Russian Jet Crash

Seth Abramovitch · 06/21/11 12:48AM

At least 44 are dead after a jet crashed onto a highway in northwestern Russia late Monday night, officials say. It was coming from Moscow, and crash-landed in heavy fog nearly one mile from the runway at its destination in Besovets. There were 43 passengers and 9 crew members on board; some, including a child, survived, and were taken to a nearby hospital. [CNN, video via AP]

Helpful Family Values Group Warns Disney Goers of Gay Presence

Lauri Apple · 06/05/11 08:20PM

This weekend the Florida Family Association hired a plane to pull banners warning Disney World-goers about "Gay Days," part of which were celebrated inside the beloved theme park. They didn't want families to be exposed to "the reality of witnessing over 15,000 Gay Pride Day revelers."

Journalists Stuck On Airplane, Chaos Ensues

Richard Lawson · 06/16/08 10:03AM

Our intrepid video fella Richard Blakeley was on a plane full of journalists headed to a Thrillist press event in Las Vegas over the weekend when disaster struck. Due to the crazypants thunderstorms barreling through the region, the plane had to make an unscheduled stop in Rochester, NY. Naturally Blakeley whipped out his camera and filmed the madness, capturing a veritable who's who of journalist types, from the Post's Justin Rocket Silverman, to Julia Allison from Star magazine (hiding coyly from the camera), to The Huffington Post's Rachel Sklar, as they coped with the ordeal. The most important thing we can learn from this video? I''s Charles Forman pees sitting down. Clip is above.