The LG Travel News Roundup: 4.29.11

Weekly Travel News — By on April 29, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Kung Fu being taught to Hong Kong Airlines flight attendantsHong Kong Airlines takes Kung Fu to the air

Ever wished you had an excuse to roundhouse a drunkard in flight? Now, flight attendants for Hong Kong Airlines may have one…their newly-enforced mandatory training in Kung Fu. Surprisingly, it’s not a counterterrorism attempt. Instead, it’s so the crew can appropriately deal with drunk and unruly passengers. This decision was made in light of the fact that Hong Kong Airlines gets 3 disruptive passengers a week. Perhaps a better method is to not let passengers get drunk? Source: Reuters

New British Brew Gets a Spike of Something Different

Even though beer will not be served at the Royal Wedding in London, BrewDog.com will be retailing Viagra-laced beer called Royal Virility Performance in honor of the royal matrimony. Drinking three bottles of the beer is equivalent to taking one pill of Viagra—even though the company will be limiting the beer to one per customer—and also contains added aphrodisiacs including horny goat weed and chocolate. All proceeds will go to the charity Centrepoint that Prince William supports. Source: FOX News

News Companies Claim Florida is the Weirdest State

Is Florida the weirdest state in America? AOL News sure thinks so! Their weirdest news stories all seem to originate from Florida more than any other state. What’s more, evidently Florida lawmakers are still trying to pass a law that will make bestiality legal. This sentiment that Florida is the strangest state is shared by Gawker.com and The Associated Press as well. Source: AOL News

Nepalese Man Will Prove You’re Never Too Old for Everest

An 82-year-old Nepalese politician and human rights activist, Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay, is preparing to climb Mt. Everest in 45 days, setting the record for the oldest individual to climb the mountain. Interestingly enough, Upadhyaya has no experience climbing mountains. The current record holder is Min Bahadur Serchan who conquered the mountain at the age of 76 in May 2009. Source: The Himalayan Times

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Travel News Bit

Will Royal Wedding spirit be too much for the Internet?

As estimates say 2.5 billion people will tune in to watch the Royal Wedding take place, with a half a billion alone streaming it live online, some digital tech experts wonder if the Internet is up to the challenge. Even if you can’t be in London for the big day, you can follow along on TV or on the Royal Wedding’s official Youtube Channel. Let’s hear it for Wills and Kate! Source: PC Mag

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