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A plane carrying dozens of plumbers was forced to turn back because of toilet problems


By Alex Horton January 31 at 11:03 AM Email the author

Boeing 737-800 airplanes belonging to budget carrier Norwegian Air are parked at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in 2015. (Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency/Reuters)
Soon after takeoff, a crew member on the flight from Oslo noticed a problem with the toilets on a plane flush with plumbers.

The incident occurred Saturday morning on a Norwegian Air Shuttle flight with more than 80 plumbing industry workers heading to Munich for a trade event. About 70 plumbers from the Rorkjop company were on the flight, including its chief executive, Frank Olsen. The irony was not lost among the passengers when crew announced the reason for the return to Oslo.

“Seldom has there been more laughter in an airplane . . . when the reason given is ‘toilet problems,'” Olsen told The Washington Post on Wednesday.

The flight data website Flight Tracker shows the southbound flight proceeding on its typical pattern across the Skagerrak Strait. About 15 minutes after takeoff, the flight banked to the east on its way back to Oslo.

Norwegian flight #DY1156 with 84 plumbers on board was forced to return to Oslo becasue of a problem the toilets on board.https://t.co/lUPlJIxGMU pic.twitter.com/I5YqeR6hvJ

— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 29, 2018

If anyone on board had a bathroom emergency, they had to wait while the aircraft circled in the air and used up some fuel until it was light enough to land again, Fatima Elkadi, a spokeswoman for the airlines, told Daglabet. Flight Tracker shows the plane making four tight turns over Valer before making its way back to the Gardermoen airport north of the capital.

The plane touched down about an hour after takeoff.

Olsen made light of the dozens of plumbers not being able to help repair the faulty commodes. “We’d have gladly fixed the toilets, but it must unfortunately be done from the outside, and we didn’t want to take a chance on sending out a plumber at 10,000 meters altitude,” Olsen told Daglabet.

The flight was not the first occurrence of faulty toilets forcing an aircraft to the ground, but it may be the most serendipitous. In December 2016, a Paris-bound flight from New York landed in Ireland so its passengers could use the bathroom there. A month earlier, a flight from Toronto to Lahore was diverted to Great Britain after a toilet became clogged.

Olsen said the incident has stuck with his staffers long after the flight was rescheduled on the budget airliner later that day.

“Even the flight attendant came and told me that she have never done a U-turn with that many passengers smiling on board,” he said. “We are still smiling.”
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Cops suspended after allegedly eating pot, calling for backup
Posted: Feb 02, 2018 2:00 AM CST
By CBS News






(Toronto Police Constable Vittorio Dominelli is seen in a file photo posted to the police service's official Facebook page. Dominelli was suspended pending an investigation after allegedly consuming edible marijuana on Jan. 28, 2018. TORONTO POLICE SERVICE/FACEBOOK)

Two police officers in Toronto, Canada, have been suspended after allegedly eating marijuana edibles on duty and suffering so badly from its effects that they called for backup, on themselves.

Police sources told CBS News partner network CBC News that the two officers started complaining of "hallucinations" and that one subsequently called another officer for assistance. Arriving officers found their colleagues in their police vehicle and brought them to a hospital for treatment.

CBC reports that a female officer responding to the call for help slipped on the icy ground as she arrived and had to be taken for medical attention herself with a head injury.

Both of the officers, who may have acquired the marijuana edibles during an earlier raid, were under investigation by the Toronto police's professional standards unit following the Sunday incident, CBC quoted police spokesman Mark Pugash as saying. No charges have been filed against the officers pending the results of the investigation.

One of the two officers involved has become well known as a social media installation in Toronto, often posting videos of himself dancing along to music in uniform. CBC said that, as of Tuesday, Constable Vittorio Dominelli's Twitter feed had been switched to private, and his other social media accounts wiped clean.



(Toronto Police Constable Vittorio Dominelli is one of two Toronto police officers suspended pending the outcome of an investigation by the force's professional standards unit. TORONTO POLICE SERVICE/FACEBOOK/CBC)

The reports of officers suffering hallucinations from cannabis sparked a debate on Canadian social media, with some arguing the drug cannot cause such dramatic symptoms. The CBC spoke to a clinical psychiatrist at Baltimore's John Hopkins University who confirmed hallucinations from cannabis are possible at high doses.

Associate professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences Ryan Vandrey told the Canadian network that he's seen the evidence himself.

"Folks tend to be more prone to have hallucinations if they have a family history of psychosis, but there have been cases, even one recently in my laboratory, where somebody without a family history of psychosis has had hallucinations following acute dosing with cannabis," he told the CBC.

He said edibles, just like any other form of marijuana, can cause hallucinations, but it all comes down to dosage. A common perception that edibles are a stronger form of the drug, "comes from the fact that people have a tendency to eat more than they would smoke or vaporize."

"When you eat it, it usually takes a lot longer for the effects to have an onset and the effects last longer," Vandrey noted.
 

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Naked man caught riding stationary bike in community gym, deputies say
Deputies later found Kerry Haynes masturbating by pond
By Shannon McLellan - Social Media Producer
Posted: 5:01 PM, February 01, 2018Updated: 7:23 AM, February 02, 2018
  • ORLANDO, Fla. - A man was arrested after residents of an Orlando apartment complex caught him on video working out in their community gym naked, according to deputies.

    Deputies say they arrived at the Andover Place Apartments in Orlando where the leasing consultant informed them she witnessed a tenant working out naked in the community gym. She identified the tenant as Kerry Haynes, deputies said.

    More Weird News HeadlinesA maintenance worker at the apartment complex told deputies he walked over to the gym after the leasing consultant told him about Haynes. The worker told deputies he then saw Haynes riding a stationary bike naked. The arrest report states the worker asked Haynes what he was doing, to which Haynes replied, "working out."

    The worker told Haynes that they had contacted police, and told deputies Haynes then left the gym in route to his apartment. The worker captured the interaction on video, and gave it to deputies as evidence.

    Deputies said when they left the gym, they were flagged down by a landscaping employee at the complex who told them the "same naked guy" was laying in the grass masturbating by the community pond. He also told deputies he saw him urinate in the community pool, according to the report.

    Deputies found Haynes masturbating near the pond and escorted him back to his apartment. Deputies entered the apartment and found Haynes' clothes lying on the living room floor.

    Before escorting Haynes out of the complex, the leasing consultant told deputies that Haynes had been exhibiting naked acts like this around the complex for two weeks.

    Haynes was arrested on charges of exposure of sexual organs, disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.

    Copyright 2018 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
 
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South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head



A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say.

The animals left little behind, but some body parts were found over the weekend at a game park near Hoedspruit.

"It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions," Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP.

"They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains."

Police have not yet established the victim's identity. A loaded hunting rifle and ammunition were found next to the body, South African website Eyewitness News reports.

Lion poaching has been on the rise in Limpopo province in recent years.

The big cats' body parts are sometimes used in traditional medicine, both within Africa and beyond.

Wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation says lion bones and other body parts are increasingly sought-after in South East Asia, where they are sometimes used as a substitute for tiger bones.

In January 2017, three male lions were found poisoned in Limpopo with their paws and heads cut off.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43035474
 

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South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head



A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say.

The animals left little behind, but some body parts were found over the weekend at a game park near Hoedspruit.

"It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions," Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP.

"They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains."

Police have not yet established the victim's identity. A loaded hunting rifle and ammunition were found next to the body, South African website Eyewitness News reports.

Lion poaching has been on the rise in Limpopo province in recent years.

The big cats' body parts are sometimes used in traditional medicine, both within Africa and beyond.

Wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation says lion bones and other body parts are increasingly sought-after in South East Asia, where they are sometimes used as a substitute for tiger bones.

In January 2017, three male lions were found poisoned in Limpopo with their paws and heads cut off.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43035474
Yeah, so, ummm, nah, don't wanna go on that hunt.
 

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South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head



A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say.

The animals left little behind, but some body parts were found over the weekend at a game park near Hoedspruit.

"It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions," Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP.

"They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains."

Police have not yet established the victim's identity. A loaded hunting rifle and ammunition were found next to the body, South African website Eyewitness News reports.

Lion poaching has been on the rise in Limpopo province in recent years.

The big cats' body parts are sometimes used in traditional medicine, both within Africa and beyond.

Wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation says lion bones and other body parts are increasingly sought-after in South East Asia, where they are sometimes used as a substitute for tiger bones.

In January 2017, three male lions were found poisoned in Limpopo with their paws and heads cut off.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43035474
Yeah, so, ummm, nah, don't wanna go on that hunt.
 

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Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter
The Associated PressPublished 5:37 p.m. ET Feb. 13, 2018 | Updated 7:38 p.m. ET Feb. 13, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday.

The elk jumped into the chopper’s tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 meters) above ground in a mountainous part of eastern Utah, with its crew trying to drop a net on the elk, said Jared Rigby of the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office.

The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt, but the elk died of its injuries Monday afternoon.

The state-contracted Texas-based crew was trying to capture and sedate the elk and give it a tracking collar to research its movements in the area about 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Salt Lake City.

Helicopters are a frequently used and essential tool for monitoring remote wildlife in Utah, said Mark Hadley with the state Division of Wildlife Resources.

The tracking collars help wildlife officials monitor elk migration paths and survival rates. The state captures about 1,300 animals each winter, almost all using helicopters, and Tuesday’s downing of the helicopter was the first accident of its kind, he said.

The crew had launched a net it catch the animal, but when that didn’t immediately work the pilot started to slow down so someone could jump out and hobble the elk, Hadley said. As the helicopter slowed down, the elk collided with the rotor, Hadley said.

The helicopter was damaged on its tail rotor, right skid and underside, Rigsby said.

State officials will review the incident that appears to have been a fluke accident, Hadley said.

Environmental groups have protested the use of helicopters to monitor wildlife.

The group Wilderness Watch is objecting to a plan to study mountain goats using helicopters in a central-Utah wilderness area, calling the aircraft “unnecessary intrusion into some of our most treasured lands,” according to the Deseret News.
 

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South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head



A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say.

The animals left little behind, but some body parts were found over the weekend at a game park near Hoedspruit.

"It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions," Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP.

"They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains."

Police have not yet established the victim's identity. A loaded hunting rifle and ammunition were found next to the body, South African website Eyewitness News reports.

Lion poaching has been on the rise in Limpopo province in recent years.

The big cats' body parts are sometimes used in traditional medicine, both within Africa and beyond.

Wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation says lion bones and other body parts are increasingly sought-after in South East Asia, where they are sometimes used as a substitute for tiger bones.

In January 2017, three male lions were found poisoned in Limpopo with their paws and heads cut off.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43035474
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Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter
The Associated PressPublished 5:37 p.m. ET Feb. 13, 2018 | Updated 7:38 p.m. ET Feb. 13, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday.

The elk jumped into the chopper’s tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 meters) above ground in a mountainous part of eastern Utah, with its crew trying to drop a net on the elk, said Jared Rigby of the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office.

The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt, but the elk died of its injuries Monday afternoon.

The state-contracted Texas-based crew was trying to capture and sedate the elk and give it a tracking collar to research its movements in the area about 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Salt Lake City.

Helicopters are a frequently used and essential tool for monitoring remote wildlife in Utah, said Mark Hadley with the state Division of Wildlife Resources.

The tracking collars help wildlife officials monitor elk migration paths and survival rates. The state captures about 1,300 animals each winter, almost all using helicopters, and Tuesday’s downing of the helicopter was the first accident of its kind, he said.

The crew had launched a net it catch the animal, but when that didn’t immediately work the pilot started to slow down so someone could jump out and hobble the elk, Hadley said. As the helicopter slowed down, the elk collided with the rotor, Hadley said.

The helicopter was damaged on its tail rotor, right skid and underside, Rigsby said.

State officials will review the incident that appears to have been a fluke accident, Hadley said.

Environmental groups have protested the use of helicopters to monitor wildlife.

The group Wilderness Watch is objecting to a plan to study mountain goats using helicopters in a central-Utah wilderness area, calling the aircraft “unnecessary intrusion into some of our most treasured lands,” according to the Deseret News.
Research Hawk Down!
 

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Fight over man's flatulence forces flight to make emergency landing

A plane was forced to land after a fight broke out over a man who allegedly refused to stop breaking wind aboard the plane. (iStock)

A pilot made an emergency landing after a fight broke out over a passenger who allegedly refused to stop passing gas.

Two Dutchmen sitting next to the flatulent passenger reportedly asked the man to stop, but he refused and continued to break wind aboard the Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam Schiphol.

The budget airline crew allegedly did not help the passengers after their complaints, Metro reports, leading to a fight between the men. Despite a warning from the pilot, the altercation continued and forced the airplane to be diverted to Vienna Airport, where it made an emergency landing.

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/0...y-landing.html
 

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Woman Sues California For Not Recognizing Bigfoot As A Species

BIGFOOT EVIDENCE / YOUTUBE.

By James Felton
19 FEB 2018, 13:03

Bigfoot has been spotted hundreds of times over the years. It usually turns out to be some dude in a gorilla costume, or a bear. But occasionally, just occasionally, it turns out to be a man dressed up in raccoon hair from head to foot, performing shamanic rituals in the woods.
Despite all these sightings, and many grainy images and videotapes, Bigfoot has not yet been officially recognized as a species. Shocking, we know.
View image on Twitter


Well, now that could be rectified because a woman is suing California for refusing to recognize the Sasquatch – not to be confused with the yeti – as an official species.
Claudia Ackley, a resident in Crestline, California, says she "ran into a Sasquatch" last March on a trail in Lake Arrowhead. Her and her daughters say they saw Bigfoot 30 feet up a tree, extremely close to them, and even managed to film the encounter.
“He looked like a neanderthal man with hair all over him. He had solid black eyes," she told the San Bernadino Sun. "He had no expression on his face at all. He did not show his teeth. He just stared at the three of us."
Ackley dialed 911 to inform the authorities about the Sasquatch, ABC News reports, but they didn't believe her.
After reviewing the footage, she was so sure that the creature she saw was a Bigfoot she showed it to Todd Standing, who created the Netflix series Discovering Bigfoot.
At first he was skeptical, but after visiting the area and reviewing the footage he was convinced enough help her sue the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Natural Resources Agency, in order to seek protection for the species.

The Discovering Bigfoot creator is helping Ackley's case.
The lawsuit, filed in January, alleges that the organizations are in derelict of their duty for not protecting the Sasquatch's territory, as well as damaging the reputation and public image of researchers who study the Sasquatch.
"For over a hundred years, thousands of men and women across the State of California claim to have witnessed a bipedal hominoid creature that received its common name Bigfoot 60 years ago," the lawsuit reads, as published by Gizmodo.
"[We] bring to this court overwhelming evidence that proves what will be considered one of the greatest discoveries of our time."
They go on to ask that the Court order the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Natural Resources Agency to protect the habitat of the species, should it exist.

This isn't the first time Ackley has seen Bigfoot. Back in 1997, she heard a growl outside her tent. When she looked outside she saw a bipedal, hairy creature walking away, The Press-Enterprise reports. This began her quest to study the creatures, which has seen her leave recordings in forests in attempts to teach them human speech.
She hopes that by suing for recognition of the bipeds as a species, she can also help warn about the dangers Bigfoot may pose to hikers.
Here's hoping that her evidence doesn't turn out to be a man covered in moose hair, going for a climb in a tree, or someone walking around in a gorilla suit carrying a teddy bear.
 

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Woman Sues California For Not Recognizing Bigfoot As A Species

BIGFOOT EVIDENCE / YOUTUBE.

By James Felton
19 FEB 2018, 13:03

Bigfoot has been spotted hundreds of times over the years. It usually turns out to be some dude in a gorilla costume, or a bear. But occasionally, just occasionally, it turns out to be a man dressed up in raccoon hair from head to foot, performing shamanic rituals in the woods.
Despite all these sightings, and many grainy images and videotapes, Bigfoot has not yet been officially recognized as a species. Shocking, we know.
View image on Twitter


Well, now that could be rectified because a woman is suing California for refusing to recognize the Sasquatch – not to be confused with the yeti – as an official species.
Claudia Ackley, a resident in Crestline, California, says she "ran into a Sasquatch" last March on a trail in Lake Arrowhead. Her and her daughters say they saw Bigfoot 30 feet up a tree, extremely close to them, and even managed to film the encounter.
“He looked like a neanderthal man with hair all over him. He had solid black eyes," she told the San Bernadino Sun. "He had no expression on his face at all. He did not show his teeth. He just stared at the three of us."
Ackley dialed 911 to inform the authorities about the Sasquatch, ABC News reports, but they didn't believe her.
After reviewing the footage, she was so sure that the creature she saw was a Bigfoot she showed it to Todd Standing, who created the Netflix series Discovering Bigfoot.
At first he was skeptical, but after visiting the area and reviewing the footage he was convinced enough help her sue the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Natural Resources Agency, in order to seek protection for the species.

The Discovering Bigfoot creator is helping Ackley's case.
The lawsuit, filed in January, alleges that the organizations are in derelict of their duty for not protecting the Sasquatch's territory, as well as damaging the reputation and public image of researchers who study the Sasquatch.
"For over a hundred years, thousands of men and women across the State of California claim to have witnessed a bipedal hominoid creature that received its common name Bigfoot 60 years ago," the lawsuit reads, as published by Gizmodo.
"[We] bring to this court overwhelming evidence that proves what will be considered one of the greatest discoveries of our time."
They go on to ask that the Court order the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Natural Resources Agency to protect the habitat of the species, should it exist.

This isn't the first time Ackley has seen Bigfoot. Back in 1997, she heard a growl outside her tent. When she looked outside she saw a bipedal, hairy creature walking away, The Press-Enterprise reports. This began her quest to study the creatures, which has seen her leave recordings in forests in attempts to teach them human speech.
She hopes that by suing for recognition of the bipeds as a species, she can also help warn about the dangers Bigfoot may pose to hikers.
Here's hoping that her evidence doesn't turn out to be a man covered in moose hair, going for a climb in a tree, or someone walking around in a gorilla suit carrying a teddy bear.
Finding Bigfoot is one of my all-time favorite shows. The logic sometimes is so stunning. I actually heard this sentence uttered by a "Big Foot researcher", "The fact that you didn't see a Big Foot is evidence that it was a Big Foot." According to them Big Foot exists in all 50 states, including areas that are heavily human inhabited.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if a California court declares that Big Foot exists.
 

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Viral Twitter thread: Student learns her father is actually her uncle thanks to science class



A stunning revelation made in a college biology class is making the rounds on Twitter.

But whether you choose to believe the story thread posted by Twitter user @anyahettich is up to you.

According to @anyahettich, she and her classmates were learning about blood types when one student wondered why her blood type "didn't make sense on her Punnett square."

The student told the professor her blood type was AB, but her father's blood type was O and her mother's was type B.

While the student insisted she knew she was type AB, the professor asked that she confirm her parents' blood types.

The following day, according to @anyahettich, the professor asked the student if she was "mistaken or confused" about the blood type situation.

However, @anyahettich said: "This girl is ballsy, lemme tell ya. She announces it to the entire class of 243 people."

The student reveals to her professor and classmates that her mother admitted to having an affair with her husband's brother, who is his step brother.

@anyahettich said: "So technically, she's been raised by her uncle and not her dad her entire life - her mom hid it from the both of them for 21 years ... Because my prof told her she was wrong with her blood types, she figured out her uncle was actually her dad and vice versa."

In the end, the revelation resulted in the student's parents getting a divorce, according to @anyahettich
 
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Kids struggling to hold pencils thanks to too much tech

Parents who load their tablets and smartphones up with fun educational apps for their kids to play with may actually be doing them more harm than good. According to The Guardian, spending too much time tapping and swiping away at touchscreens is leaving the muscles in many children's hands too weak to hold a pencil.
In the article, Sally Payne, a pediatric occupational therapist, explains that the nature of play has changed over the past decade. Instead of giving kids things to play with that build up their hand muscles, such as building blocks, or toys that need to be pushed or pulled along, parents have been handing them tablets and smartphones. Because of this, by the time they're old enough to go to school, many children lack the hand strength and fine motor control required to correctly hold a pencil and write. In order to correct the problem, some parents are going so far as to send their kids to pediatric occupational therapists, like Payne:
Six-year-old Patrick has been having weekly sessions with an occupational therapist for six months to help him develop the necessary strength in his index finger to hold a pencil in the correct, tripod grip.
His mother, Laura, blames herself: “In retrospect, I see that I gave Patrick technology to play with, to the virtual exclusion of the more traditional toys. When he got to school, they contacted me with their concerns: he was gripping his pencil like cavemen held sticks. He just couldn’t hold it in any other way and so couldn’t learn to write because he couldn’t move the pencil with any accuracy.
“The therapy sessions are helping a lot and I’m really strict now at home with his access to technology,” she said. “I think the school caught the problem early enough for no lasting damage to have been done.”​
So, the next time you're looking to entertain your child, maybe reach for a box full of art projects instead of an iPad--or, at the very least, pony up the cash for an Apple Pencil.



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So... Apple employees struggle with using windows...

Read the transcripts of 911 calls from when Apple employees walked into glass walls

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March 5th, 2018 at 2:11 PM
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Apple’s stunning new “spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino, California has been turning heads ever since it opened, but its glass-heavy design has created an unfortunate issue. Last month, Bloomberg reported that distracted workers have on multiple occasions smacked into a glass pane or the wall of a work space “pod” (also made with glass) while walking around the campus. The building official warned that this might happen, but no one listened.
And so the incidents continued. Some of the injuries sustained have even been serious enough to warrant 911 calls, and with a public-records request, the San Francisco Chronicle managed to obtain the transcripts of three of these calls, all of which took place during a three-day stretch in early January of this year.


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While the issue may sound ridiculous on paper, these transcripts show just how painful walking into a glass wall can be (as if you needed to be told that). In the first call, the caller tells the dispatcher that a man in his 20s at the Apple Park HQ slammed into a wall hard enough to start bleeding from the head:
Caller: We had an individual who ran into a glass wall pane and they hit their head. They have a small cut on their head and they are bleeding, slightly disoriented. We have on site security with them right now.
Dispatcher: Are you with the patient now?
Caller: No, I am not with the patient. We are trying to have a security unit call in right now so I connect you over.
Dispatcher: How old is the patient?
Caller: Late 20s.
Dispatcher: Is the patient male or female?
Caller: Male.
Dispatcher: Is he awake?
Caller: He is conscious.
Dispatcher: Is he breathing?
Caller: That we do not know. Yes, yes, he’s conscious and breathing.
Dispatcher: Let me go ahead here and update the paramedics. When did this happen?
Caller: It happened around five minutes ago. Around 12:05.
Dispatcher: Is there any serious bleeding?
Caller: Yes, from the head.​
The second incident was similar, also involving a head injury, but appeared to be even more serious, with the patient likely to be in need of stitches due to a cut on the eyebrow. Talk about a hazardous work environment:
Person near caller, in the background: There’s a cut on the eyebrow. According to our, let’s call it, first aid certified personnel it looks like it’s going to (require) stitches.
Dispatcher: Stay on the line, I’ll tell you what to do next. For now, assure him that help is on the way. Don’t let him have anything to eat or drink. Might make him sick or cause further problems. Do you have a gate number?
Caller: It’s going to be Gate 5 on the Tantau side. Gate 5 A, 5 Adam.
Dispatcher: Do not move him unless absolutely necessary. Let him be still and let him wait for help to arrive. I’ll update them on the location. OK, thank you sir.
Caller: Thank you very much, have a good one.​
Finally, in the third call, the patient is actually on the line, and is able to speak with the dispatcher. While explaining what happened, the patient admits that walking into a glass door “was very silly,” which is absolutely true. Not the fact that he walked into the door, of course, but the fact that everything in Apple Park is made of glass:
Dispatcher: Tell me exactly what happened.
Patient: Um, I walked into a glass door on the first floor of Apple Park when I was trying to go outside, which was very silly.
Dispatcher: You keep breaking up. You walked through a glass door?
Patient: I didn’t walk through a glass door. I walked into a glass door.
Dispatcher: OK, one second. Did you injure your head?
Patient: I hit my head.​
The most profitable company in America has at least three employees with self-inflicted wounds from walking into glass walls that look just like the automatic glass doors that litter the facility. And the craziest part is that all three of these calls took place with three days of each other. Apple Park has been open to employees since April 2017, so there’s no telling how many employees have smacked into glass walls over the past eleven months.