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England fans attacked in Volgograd! …by swarms of tiny flying midges

By ethan / June 18, 2018

England fans arriving in Volgograd for their World Cup game versus Tunisia on Monday were met by swarms of tiny flying midges, in the absence of the dreaded gangs of bloodthirsty Russian hooligans promised by the UK press. Three Lions fans were in the city by the banks of the River Volga to watch Harry […]


Is Russia to blame for seagulls getting high on flying ant acid? You decide

By ethan / May 31, 2018

Flying Ant Day is on its way – which means that seagulls across the UK could soon be tripping balls, obviously. The gulls, who get high from the acid produced by the bugs, “gobble them up like M&Ms”, according to one expert. Of course, the increase in the flying ant population is apparently because of… […]


Venezuela ‘hostage’ flying home to meet family at White House – Trump

By ethan / May 26, 2018

An American man jailed in Venezuela for more than 18 months without trial will be reunited with his family when he lands in Washington DC today, US President Donald Trump has said. Utah man Joshua Holt and his wife Thamy have been in a Venezuelan prison since 2016 after being arrested for firearm offences. The […]


Futuristic ‘flying’ taxi takes to the River Seine in Paris (PHOTOS)

By ethan / May 19, 2018

A French company aiming to beat commuter gridlock with futuristic water vehicles has tested its flagship ‘flying’ SeaBubbles taxi cab on the River Seine. Following a wrangle with authorities last year, which saw testing moved to Switzerland, the tech firm finally took to the water in the French capital. READ MORE: Be your own pilot: Google […]


Uber and the US Army team up to make flying cars

By ethan / May 9, 2018

The US Army and ridesharing company Uber have signed an agreement to develop technology that could be used for flying cars – or military aircraft. Uber and the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command said that they would be spending $ 1 million to develop and test a rotor system that could allow vertical […]


Flying high: Russia's Aeroflot makes eDreams’ top 10 full-service airlines

By ethan / April 2, 2018

Russia’s leading airline Aeroflot has entered the list of the world’s most popular carriers, according to a survey conducted by airline booking platform, eDreams, based on 60,000 passenger reviews. Aeroflot was ranked eighth, surpassing Air France and TAP Portugal. The state-run carrier reportedly received high marks from foreign travelers based on four major characteristics: comfort, […]


Flying above the law: Chinese gang used drones to smuggle $80mn worth of iPhones

By ethan / March 31, 2018

Chinese authorities have busted a high-tech smuggling ring that used unmanned aerial vehicles to illegally transport almost $ 80 million worth of smartphones from Hong Kong. The suspects smuggled up to 15,000 phones per night. The cross-border gang was busted by Customs officers in the Shenzhen metropolitan area in southeastern China. Shenzhen links Hong Kong […]


Bionic flying fox can glide, swoop & hang upside down all by itself (VIDEO)

By ethan / March 30, 2018

A German electronics firm experimenting with aerodynamics has produced an astonishing robotic replica of a flying fox, complete with 3D printed parts and elastane – usually used in hosiery. The BionicFlyingFox from Festo is an attempt to master the sleek movements engineered by mother nature. Out in the wild, the genuine flying fox is the […]

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