13 Airline Meals You'll Actually Look Forward To Eating

If you’ve ever flown for more than two hours by airplane and were subject to an entree that was more military ration than home-cooked meal, then you too understand why the $ 6 slice of cheese pizza sold out of a kiosk prior to boarding your flight may not be a bad deal after all.

Part of it is the difference in air pressure. Once we start gaining altitude, our olfactory senses are the first to go, and our tastebuds with them. The combination of cool, dry air in the cabin and the lower air pressure essentially numb our taste buds, and cause us to experience the exact same meal that could be quite tasty on the ground in a less than ideal manner.

Pay enough for your plane ticket however, and the chefs in charge of keeping you satiated a few dozen thousand feet off the ground will adjust their recipe to compensate for your lack of taste.

Call me when Taco Bell decides to open up shop in the sky.

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Muslim Restaurant Owner's Payment Policy Is Going Viral For All The Right Reasons

Marché Ferdous is a Middle Eastern restaurant in Montreal, Canada, that serves shawarma and other delicacies. The owners, Yahya Hashemi and Ala Amiry, are originally from Iran and Iraq respectively. 

After living in Canada for 31 years, Hashemi wanted to find a way to give back. So a few months back, he put a sign on the restaurant door inviting anyone who can’t afford a meal to come in and have dinner on the house. And they’re now being praised on Facebook after someone spotted the sign and posted it. 

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Sean Jalbert posted the photos to Facebook and attracted some 6,000 shares and hundreds of comments praising the restaurant. He writes:

“Curious enough I walked in and pretend I had no money and asked for food. She didn’t ask anything, but said we welcome you and pick whatever you like, including anything I wanted to drink.”

“Made me smile and warm inside I paid for my food and told them they were awesome for doing this.”

“They said it wasn’t for the holiday season, but all the time they want to encourage helping each other through tough times. Absolutely incredible.”

Hashemi told BuzzFeed News that “we are happy for our small little contribution.” He said that his restaurant is a few doors down from a church, and a few years back, he started telling panhandlers to go to his restaurant and pay whatever they could afford if they were hungry. 

Word spread quickly, and three months ago, Hashemi decided to offer dinner to anyone who says they can’t afford to pay for free. 

Hashemi says that the decision stemmed from Canada being so welcoming to them and their Muslim faith to take care of the needy. “This is part of our faith, part of our belief,” he said. “This is what we do back home.”

But it’s not just homeless people who are coming to eat, Hashemi says he’s constantly getting new paying customers who want to support his business. (h/t buzzfeed)

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Wendy's Is Trolling Everyone On Twitter And It's Great

Wendy’s Twitter account has been on fire since their absolutely savage to a guy who said their burgers were frozen went viral earlier this week. They’re done putting up with your nonsense, and they’re not afraid to show it.

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A Woman Left Her Purse In An Uber On New Year's Eve And The Driver Took It On An Adventure

Like many of us on New Year’s Eve, Imgur user  and his friend were flat out drunk. His friend was so drunk that she accidentally left her purse in an Uber. And the good thing about Uber is that you actually know who has your purse. 

She contacted Uber, and they arranged to have the purse dropped off the next day. But when she got it back, she discovered that the purse had been on a bit of an adventure since she last saw it. 

The post reads: “Friend left her purse in an Uber on NYE. Found some interesting pictures on her phone when she retrieved it the following day.”

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Commenters were pretty impressed:

“To whomever did this: if you are female, will you marry me. If you are male, can we grab a beer sometime. It’s on me, you glorious bastard,” one commenter wrote.

“I would be simultaneously amused and angered,” another joked. 

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These Parents Are Pleading With People To Stop Shooting Guns In The Air On New Year's Eve

My father once fired a gun in the air on the Fourth of July years ago when my siblings and I were kids.

Obviously, my mother was no too pleased with this, especially when anyone within a mile radius of us could hear the gunshot over the cacophony of fireworks going on — that’s how loud it was.

When I heard about this kid’s near-death experience because of someone’s celebratory gunfire, I shuddered to think what could’ve happened to me or my siblings that night.

Cameron Eli Compton was being put into his car-seat by his mother, after her and her husband waited for the celebratory gunshots and fireworks had died down on New Year’s Eve.

When she heard a “pop” she knew exactly what it was. She rushed him inside and saw a hole in his shoulder.

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Doctors say had the bullet been a few inches over, the shot could’ve pierced Cameron’s vitals, resulting in a fatal wound. Thankfully, the bullet was removed from Cameron’s arm and he’s expected to make a full recovery from his injury.

Dustin Compton, Cameron’s father, posted about the ordeal and is pleading with others to not fire their guns into the air in residential areas.

I want everyone to know that this is what happens when dumb people decide to shoot their guns off on new year’s. This is Cameron Eli Compton he is my and Jaime Stclair 2 yr old son. He was shot tonight around 10:30pm on 22nd and Griffiths. I was leaving a service call to fix the heat and when his mom was putting him in his car seat when a bullet hit him in his shoulder. Thank God it’s not fatal. Pray for my son and pray even harder for the idiot that done this. I hope if someone knows anything they will do the right thing. Happy New Year everybody from me Jaime and Eli

Dustin says knows that finding the person who shot his son is next to impossible but understandably wants them found and punished as their negligence almost killed his son. (h/t kfdm)

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Restaurant Goes Above And Beyond After Sick Customer Adds Special Note

On Friday, Feeley’s Fish and Chip Shop in Belfast, Northern Ireland, received an order from someone who didn’t want any food, they just needed some cold and flu tablets. The restaurant posted the order ticket to its Facebook page, and of course, they obliged.

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The customer, who didn’t want to be named, ordered a pizza and begs the delivery person to visit a supermarket on their way to the house to pick up some medicine. The note reads:

“Will you please stop in [pharmacy] spar on the way and get me benylin cold and flu tablets,” she wrote in her unusual request. “I’ll give you the money, only ordering food so I can get the tablets I’m dying sick.”

The chip shop obliged, and people on Facebook seemed to love the good customer service. Their Facebook post attracted some 14,000 likes and 3,500 shares.

One of them was from the customer, who confirmed that the medicine had indeed arrived. 

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The act has since gone viral, with hundreds of commenters saying that they’ll order from the fish and chip shop.

“Our news and radio shows here in south Australia are talking about this great service travels far haha,” one commenter wrote. 

“Haha! We’re getting this news here in the Philippines. First time I’m hearing about Feeleys in the other part of the planet. Nice news,” wrote another.

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The Most Absurd Headlines That Should Not Have Happened In 2016

2016 has been a brutal 365 days, here are the craziest headlines from the year that most people agree was an absolute piece of steaming hot garbage.

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3. It’s a slippery slope.

4. Please kill me, please kill me, I can’t take anymore Barney…

5. And they say romance is dead.

6. Where are they? So I know to, uhh, avoid them.

7. This entire election was something out of a comedy.

8. Someone let Russia know.

9. Isn’t that, like, the opposite of what Yoga is?

10. This post 9/11 world sucks.

11. That’s why my friend was so excited for Hannukkah this year.

12. Poor Khloe can’t catch a break.

13. I could’ve told you that

14. That’s one way to raise a child…

15. I would pay good money to see a bike and horse chase.

16. Kid’s got a bright future ahead of them.

17. How do you mix that up?

18. If it exists, there’s porn of it.

19. What if you just lose a lot of weight really quickly?

20. But it was for a CHARIZARD.

21. Guess there’s competition in pretty much every line of work.

22. He was such a sweet man…

23. It would’ve been great if it turned out to be Britney Spears instead.

24. Dance…NOW! Have fun, or die!!

25. “Hit it off.”

26. After using this, crapping anywhere else must really suck.

27. That’s what they want you to believe.

28. Raccoons hate drunk driving; little-known fact.

29. Yes, those kinds of aliens.

30. Ahh yes, the notorious spy pigeon.

31. How do you confuse farts for a child?

32. “Come on babe, what’s the worst that could happen?”

33. Were there not enough women to suggest for the list or something?

34. You can never be too high on the lord.

35. Well if you’re going to have sex for one kind of food, then…

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37. So if your GF brings up something stupid you said years ago, that’s the reason.

38. I mean a talking snowman is pretty terrifying.

39. Now that’s a horse who lives up to its name.

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China Vows To Shut Down The Ivory Trade By The End Of The Year

The Chinese government promised Friday that it would halt its domestic ivory trade completely by the end of 2017. Considering that China is by the far the world’s biggest consumer of ivory, environmental groups are calling the promise a “game changer” for elephants.

Carter Roberts, president of the World Wildlife Fund, said in a statement:

“China’s announcement is a game changer for elephant conservation. The large-scale trade of ivory now faces its twilight years, and the future is brighter for wild elephants.”

China plans on phasing out the ivory trade in March and completely ceasing trading by December 31. 

And it couldn’t come soon enough. Africa’s elephant population has plummeted from around 1.2 million 35 years ago to between 400,000 and 500,000 now. And if current trends continue, the Central African forest elephant could be extinct within the next decade. 

The move follows international condemnation and growing disaster for the trade at home. Former NBA star Yao Ming was one of many Chinese celebrities to lead campaigns that encourage consumers to stop buying ivory. 

And in recent years, more and more people have become aware that elephants have to die for their ivory. Before, due to poor education, many falsely believed that the elephants lived. 

The Chinese Ministry of Culture said they were prepared to help ivory sector employees find other jobs when the trade has ended. 

The Natural Resources Defense Council, called the move “the biggest sign of hope for elephants since the current poaching crisis began.”

While the International Fund for Animal Welfare said they were “overwhelmed with joy.”

Aili Kang, Asia director at the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement:

“This is great news that will shut down the world’s largest market for elephant ivory. Ivory traffickers have just lost one of their biggest markets.”

Peter Knights, chief executive of WildAid, called the move the “best possible news for Africa’s elephants.”

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Toddler Uses Amazon Alexa To Play 'Digger Digger' And Gets Very NSFW Response

Amazon Alexa is one of the gadgets that everyone has to own this Christmas. Basically, it’s an AI that you can ask to do pretty much anything. From ordering items off the internet, turn the lights off and on, and in the case of one family, playing music.

Reddit user zevets got his own Alexa for Christmas, and the kids are obsessed with it. His toddler likes to yell at it to play “Digger Digger” which I assume is a song the kids are listening to these days. That was until it returned a very inappropriate response. There’s some NSFW language in the video, so you have been warned. 

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