A pair of panicky New Zealand pilots landed on prayer power when the fuel in their ultralight plane ran out during a recent flight. The plane quickly became gravity’s plaything, and both Christian flyers started sending out SOS signals to the Big Air Traffic Controller Upstairs, praying for a landing spot that was past an upcoming and dangerous ridge, yet not in the sea. They received their answer when a small airfield suddenly came into view, and the duo landed their craft safely on a grassy strip of land. Lest they forget who supplied the soft landing, the small plane finally stopped next to a 20-foot reminder: a very large sign that stated ‘Jesus is Lord.’
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Americans are definitely trend-setters, even when it’s wrong: just a few short months ago, the Weird Its monkeys popped open the story of a Florida woman who strapped in her beer, but not her baby. Now, an Australian man has been fined for securely belting in a 30-can case of brew in the back seat between two adults, but leaving a five-year-old boy loose in the vehicle’s rear floor.
The man was fined $750 for driving an uninsured car and failing to make sure the child was wearing a seat belt.
In the AP story, the arresting officer claimed that this was the first time he had ever seen the safety of booze considered over the well-being of children. Hmm, must be new on the force.
Next time you feel that you simply can’t resist one of those fluffy, sweet delights, science has your back. During a recent study at Northwestern University in Chicago, scientists discovered that volunteers’ MRI scans lit up like the ‘hot’ sign at a Krispy Kreme when shown pictures of doughnuts, but didn’t have the same reaction when shown pictures of everyday items like a hammer, which isn’t nearly as tempting when covered in icing and sprinkles. After the subjects had a chance to pig out on the sugary treats, their brains no longer responded in the same way. Scientists determined that the brain is easily able to determine relevant needs, and even reacts to the fulfillment of those needs.
So whether you react to a yummy plate of doughnuts or a killer grizzly loose in the office, it’s all in your head, literally.