No - I'm serious. I really AM Oprah Winfrey! I really can't make this stuff up. The Maldives Customs Services reports that a high number of workers coming into the country are impersonating billionaires, according to the Bakhabaru blog. Seven workers from countries including the U.K., Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have been caught within a week trying to come into Male International Airport.
It was an inflight boy-girl fight. A man and woman sitting in first-class on a flight from New York LaGuardia to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., were almost arrested after getting into a fight mid flight, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. What started the fight? The man became enraged after the woman decided to recline her seat and it touched a newspaper he was reading. American Airlines crew called the county sheriff's office, which decided not to arrest the pair. But they were turned over to the Transportation Security Administration, which is mulling fining both for the rukus.
This guy should have known better. Yet another man -- this time a Delta Air Lines employee -- was caught propositioning for sex in a restroom at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, reports WIStv.com. James Edmond Westbrook, 48, of Long Beach, New York, propositioned an undercover police officer and was arrested on a sex charge. He has been suspended while under investigation, said the airline in a statement. Police have arrested 30 in the sting operation, which has been going on since December. Among those caught were a University of North Carolina professor and former MARTA board chairman Ed Wall, who was arrested for public indecency.
What would a runny nose have gotten her? 16-year-old Rachel Collier was kicked off a Continental Airlines flight from Newark to Honolulu after the captain determined she was coughing too much, reports IOL.com. Collier caught a cold during a class trip to Washington, D.C., (probably the same one I'm nursing now). She woke up and had a coughing fit just as the plane was about to take off. After being checked by a doctor onboard, she was cleared to make the 10-hour flight, but the captain determined she wasn't fit to fly and had her taken off the flight. She took another flight a day later, and Continental was nice enough to pick up the tab.
U.K. Government to Snoop Dogg -- No Shizzle, My Nizzle. It's been a few months since Snoop has gotten into trouble at airports. But his woes at London Heathrow last May could possibly cause him to lose the chance to perform with P. Diddy in the U.K. The U.K.'s Home Office has banned Snoop from entering the country at all, according to NoRockAndRollFun.com.
Her crown wasn't big enough to hold the drugs. A former Miss Bolivia was arrested at Santa Cruz's El Trompillo Airport last week after being caught carrying a duffel bag containing 1.8 pounds of cocaine, accroding to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.
Let's file this one under "Only In America." A shout out to our friends at Fark.com for passing this one along. The world's largest toilet -- at 33 meters wide -- has been built in Florida. The toilet is so large that Google Earth snapped a photo of it, and it could be clearly seen from an airplane seat.