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Cutting Room Floor 02/16/07

Cutting Room Floor 02/16/07



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(KSL Staff)

SQUIRRELLY FLIGHT

An unruly passenger, perhaps a medical emergency or weather are the usual reasons why Airlines are forced to make unscheduled landings.

But there's something a little squirrelly about an American Airlines flight forced to stop in Honolulu... and land on our Cutting Room Floor.

Pilots heard something skittering about above the cockpit.

It turned out to be a stowaway squirrel.

Out of fear the animal could chew through the wiring or cause another problem... the flight and its 202 passengers headed from Tokyo to Dallas... was diverted to Hawaii.

Once on the ground wildlife officials trapped the squirrel.

Unfortunately, the squirrel didn't get to enjoy his time on the island very long, out of fear the animal could be carrying rabies it was killed.

No word if it is related to our lead-infested squirrel from Jersey.

HOPELESS HICCUPS

On January 23rd, a 15-year old Florida girl started hiccupping.

Not a bid deal, right?

Here's the problem... she hasn't stopped since then.

In fact, she's had the hiccups for 3 weeks straight hiccupping about 50 times a minute.

She's had blood tests, a CT scan and an MRI.

Drugs haven't worked.

Neither has holding her breath, putting sugar under her tongue, sipping pickle juice, breathing into a paper bag and drinking out of the wrong side of a glass.

And, yes, people have tried to scare them out of her.

Oddly enough, the hiccups do stop when she's sleeping.

POTTY MOUTH

"Hey there, big guy, having a few drinks?"

"It's time to call a cab or ask a sober friend for a ride!"

Sound like comments you'd get from a bartender or waiter.

But in New Mexico, it's what you'll hear from the men's urinal.

Yep, the state is taking its fight against drunk driving to men's restrooms ordering 500 talking urinal cakes.

Officials feel it will be an effective way to get the attention of patrons when they make one last pit stop before getting behind the wheel.

The campaign spokesperson said the idea is based on the concept that there is no more captive audience than a guy standing at a urinal.

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