No More Flying with a Corpse Next to You
In 2004, Singapore Airlines announced its new corpse cabinet for its new planes. The corpse cabinet will be used for storing bodies of passengers who pass away during a flight.
Since 2004, newer models do not include the corpse-cabinet feature.
Every 25 seconds, a car gets stolen in America (according to Money).
The number one stolen car is the Honda Accord.
No more slow trains!
In April 2007, at 357.2 mph, the French train TVG (Train a Grande Vitesse) set a world record for conventional rail travel.
In 2003, a Japanese train set an all-time world record for train speed when its MAGLEV (magnetic levitation) train reached 361 mph.
Restroom Break for a Pilot
To take a bathroom break, a pilot of Air Canada left the cockpit leaving the flight’s first officer in control. The locked door got jammed, and after ten minutes and 50 panicked passengers, the airplane crew took the door off its hinges allowing the pilot to take control and land safely.
Around the World in Eleven Days
A new world record: a helicopter circled the globe in 11 days, 7 hours, and 2 minutes, covering 20,888 nautical miles. In August 2008, two pilots, Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik, left LaGuardia Airport, New York, in Kasprowicz’s Agusta Westland A109 Grand Helicopter. They flew round the globe, at an average speed of 85 mph. They beat the previous world record (17 days, 6 hours, 14 minutes) by almost six days.
Soaked with Feces and Urine
Robert and Angela Stokes, along with their three children, were splashed with feces, urine, and everything else that goes through the toilet. While driving on the interstate in Ohio, in 2006, with their Ford Explorer sun roof open, a Greyhound bus’s dump container accidentally opened.
Unborn Didn't Count
Candace Dickinson with her unborn child did not meet the car pool lane requirements in Arizona. Judge Dennis Freeman did not wave her ticket.
A Cat’s Wild Ride
In January, 2006, a kitten grabbed the wheel well of an SUV for a seventy-mile New Jersey Turnpike ride. The driver had not noticed the cat under the vehicle when she took off. The eight-month-old kitten survived with minor injuries.
In Reverse—7,200 Miles
In 1930, two men drove their car backward from New York City to Los Angeles and back—nonstop. It took them 42 days.
Possibly a Speeding Ticket Record
A Minnesota motorcyclist was clocked at 205 mph. It was perhaps a record speeding ticket.