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Smoker tried to open plane door (BBC)

'A French woman has admitted attempting to open an aeroplane door mid-flight so that she could smoke a cigarette.

'Sandrine Helene Sellies, 34, who has a fear of flying, had drunk alcohol and taken sleeping tablets ahead of the flight from Hong Kong to Brisbane. She was seen on the Cathay Pacific plane walking towards a door with an unlit cigarette and a lighter. She then began tampering with the emergency exit until she was stopped by a flight attendant.

'Defence lawyer Helen Shilton said her client had no memory of what had happened on the flight on Saturday, and that she had a history of sleepwalking. She pleaded guilty to endangering the safety of an aircraft at Brisbane Magistrates Court and was given a 12-month A$1,000 (£429) good behaviour bond - she will forfeit the money if she commits another offence.'

And who could blame her, really? As John Waters would say, who can sit through the length of a flight, especially an international flight, and not smoke a cigarette?


Jun. 28th, 2005 08:42 am
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Space Ring Could Shade Earth and Stop Global Warming

"A wild idea to combat global warming suggests creating an artificial ring of small particles or spacecrafts around Earth to shade the tropics and moderate climate extremes."

Let's see, who could possibly object to a scheme like this? Oh, I dunno, how about

everyone who lives in the tropics???

* Slagiatt: Seemed like a good idea at the time.


May. 23rd, 2005 11:15 am
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Note to Gerhard Schroeder's PR people: consider, carefully, a proposal to change that backdrop. Now.


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