Monday, July 16, 2012

Needles Found in Airline Sandwiches

Four Delta Airlines flights, flying out of Amsterdam, all found surprises in their food.

On each of the US bound flights, a turkey sandwich was found with a sewing needle in it.

Two of them were found by passengers, which prompted the search of a total of eighteen flights.

For now, Delta has stopped serving sandwiches on their flights. All of the sandwiches were prepared by Gate Gourmet.

The FBI and TSA are working with Delta and Gate Gourmet to investigate how the needles ended up in the sandwiches.

Ford Recalling 10,000 2013 Escapes

More than ten thousand 2013 Ford Escapes are being recalled.

Ford is recalling vehicles from the US, Canada, and Mexico.

An error in manufacturing led to extra carpet padding that can get in the way of the brake pedal.

All of the vehicles with the error were made between March 8 and June 7 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Owners of the vehicles are being asked to call Ford at 866-436-7332.

No injuries or accidents were reported due to the problem, Ford is making the recall after "internal evaluations" discovered it.

Floods in India Kill Over 100

Over one hundred people have been killed in India due to flooding along the Brahmaputra River.

Four hundred thousand people have been left homeless in Assam.

A lot of the flooding was caused by levee's over flowing, causing anger among the populace.

Many people accuse government officials of pocketing money that was meant to improve the levees.

Officials counter that people are just living in the wrong places, saying the areas are at high risk of flooding.

The national government is now investigating the situation.

Fiat Now With Espresso Maker

Fiat's new 500L model will come with a espresso maker option.

The hand held espresso maker plugs into its own power source in the center console.

Lavazza's expresso maker takes less than a minute to make you drink.

It is available for an extra three hundred dollars.

Plans are for it to be available all throughout western Europe by the end of the year.

However, fears of being sued are for coffee burns, are keeping the company from making it available to the US.

Remembering: Apollo 11

At 09:32 EDT, on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 takes off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

On board were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.

Over the next seventy-six hours they would travel 240,000 miles, and enter an orbit around the moon.

Armstrong and Aldrin would become the first men to walk on the moon.

As he stepped on the lunar surface, Armstrong said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

When they left the moon they left behind a plaque that reads, "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind."

Five more Apollo missions would land on the moon, but since 1972 no one has been back.

Remembering: Washington DC

July 16, 1790 the Congress of the United States declares a location for a brand new capital.

They choose a mosquito infested area of swamp, due to it's proximity to navigable rivers.

President George Washington a French architect and city planner named Pierre L Enfant to design the future city.

In 1793 the President's Mansion was one of the first buildings began, it would be finished in 1800.

Though originally named the District of Columbia, it would later be named after Washington.