Alaska Airlines Offering Seats For Upcoming Eclipse
Some lucky astronomy buffs will get the best seat in the house for the upcoming solar eclipse. As we recently told you, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21st. The rare phenomenon – a coast-to-coast event dubbed "The Great American Eclipse" – hasn't been seen in the U.S. since 1918.
But one group of astronomers will get to see this once-in-a-lifetime event from 35-thousand-feet up, aboard a chartered airliner. Alaska Airlines is offering the flight for no more than a hundred astronomers and their guests. The flight is by special invitation only, but Alaska Airlines says it's giving away two seats as part of a marketing promotion on social media.
A spokesman for the airline says each passenger will get an "optimal viewing experience" of the total solar eclipse. The promotion for the free seats begins July 21st via Alaska Airlines’ social media channels. To learn more about this celestial event and where you’ll be able to see it, visit www.GreatAmericanEclipse.com.
- Feeling jealous? CLICK HERE to see what Alaska Airlines passengers witnessed last year during a total solar eclipse. Apparently, passengers asked the airline to alter its route to “optimize the view” over the Pacific.
- You can also learn more about the eclipse at https://eclipse.aas.org/
Olive Garden Bread Sticks On Amazon!?
Let’s be real, here - the breadsticks at Olive Garden are like crack. We order at least three baskets with every Olive Garden meal, and then we put the extras in our bags for later. Good news, bread stick lovers! Amazon is testing a delivery service for the beloved bread product.
For right now, you’ll have to fill your breadstick needs through a delivery service like DoorDash or through Olive Garden’s catering service. But wouldn’t we all love to be able to log onto our Amazon Restaurant accounts and get breadsticks while we’re still in our yammies!?
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Denmark Creates Beer Out Of Urine
It turns out you could be flushing perfectly good beer ingredients down the toilet. The Danish Agriculture and Food Council collectedmore than 14-thousand gallons of urine from the Roskilde Festival back in 2015 and now, they've brewed beer with it.
Last year, the wee was used as fertilizer, yielding 11-tons of malting barley, which was then used to produce the beer.
In all, about 60-thousand bottles of the appropriately titled Pisner beer were brewed, but it's unclear if any will make it's way to the US.
Source: The Local
Deep Fried Bubble Gum Is A Thing Now
What's more American than a State Fair? Fried foods. At the 2017 State Fair in East Rutherford, New Jersey, vendors are getting creative with their fried fair. One option for attendees? Deep fried bubble gum.
Aside from gum, Crazy Fried Things also offers deep fried oatmeal creme pies, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pickles and Twinkies.
The 2017 State Fair is open now through July 9th outside MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. CLICK HERE for more info.
More People Are Getting Fillers In Their Earlobes
Dermatologists use fillers to give people the fuller pouts they desire and to help diminish those dreaded wrinkles. But these days, more and more people are getting fillers injected into a surprising body part: the earlobe.
Yes, some women aren’t happy with the ways their earlobes look, so they’re having them plumped up. “The collagen of the ear may deteriorate to the point that the earlobe looks flabby and wrinkled,” explains Dr. Kenneth Beer. “In these patients, I inject fillers to restore a more youthful, shriveled lobe.”
Beer says this procedure is most common for women in their 40s, because their earlobes are no longer ‘young and spritely.’ But he explains that it can also be good for women who wear really heavy earrings, or those “who’ve had significant sun exposure and simply want to have less wrinkled lobes.”
If you’ve never even given your earlobes a second thought, good for you! This certainly isn’t something to start stressing about when you look in the mirror. But if your lobes make you insecure, this plumping procedure could be just the thing for you.
Bride Asks Bridesmaids to Pay for Her Wedding Dress
What would you do if you were a bridesmaid and your friend, the bride, asked you to pay for her incredibly expensive wedding dress? Well, that’s exactly what one Australian bridesmaid was asked to do by her friend. Writing about her strange experience on “Mamamia,” the bridesmaid – called Hayley – said she was “overjoyed” at being asked to join her friend Caroline’s bridal party. However, her feelings of excitement soon grew to “utter despair” after her friend turned into bridezilla. Caroline asked her bridesmaids to go dress shopping three weekends in a row. The bride eventually settled on a set of £400 bridesmaid dresses but opted for a mega-expensive one for herself. Costing £7,615 (around $10,500), the gown was double the amount her budget allowed. Instead of finding a cheaper alternative, Caroline asked her bridesmaids to “pitch in” for her “dream dress.”
- What’s the craziest request you’ve gotten from a bridezilla?