The LG Travel News Roundup: It’s Ice, Ice, Baby, for Dutchman “Iceman”

Weekly Travel News — By on May 27, 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…

Dutch Iceman Life on the Frosty Side for Dutch “Iceman

Wim Hof, a 52-year-old Dutchman nicknamed the “Iceman,” recently taught his students how to stay submerged in ice for minutes by practicing his meditation techniques. Previously, he has remained in a tank of ice for 2 hours and has swam half the length of a football field under a sheet of ice in the Arctic. He even made the Guinness book of world records for running a half-marathon barefoot in the snow in subzero temperatures and attempted to climb Mt.Everest in sandals and shorts. Source: AOL News

Florida Croc Plays Game of Cops vs. Gators

A very gutsy alligator in Florida attacked a cop car this past Sunday. The gator latched to the car’s front bumper–not letting go even when the officer put the car in reverse and dragged the gator by its teeth for several feet. It was finally taken into custody by a trapper, although authorities have not revealed what happened to the gator; however, aggressive gators are typically harvested (translation: used for boots/bags/etc). Source: Huffington Post

New Parody “Pokes” Fun of TSA Security Measures

Have the new TSA security regulations got you down? Reason.tv has just released a music video titled the “TSA Pokey Pokey”–a spin on the children’s song, the Hokey Pokey. The parody, which is clearly not in support of the recently implemented TSA body scans, includes lyrics like: @You put your shoes in this, you put your bag in that, you put your personal items, in a tiny plastic bag, I do the pokey pokey,and I touch you all around, That’s what it’s all about!” Source: Gadling

It’s Lift-Off Again for Disneyworld’s Space Mountain

The famous Space Mountain ride at Disneyworld was recently shut down after a 48-year-old woman was found unconscious on it. Park officials revealed that the woman suffered from medical conditions and her incident did not have to do with the ride or the park. According to the park, they shut down the ride because the protocol requires the ride to be checked out when anyone gets injured or ill–no matter the cause. Source: NBC WESH News

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Travel News

Travel Editor Shares Tips for Making the Most of TBEX

If you’re planning to head to Vancouver next week for the Travel Blog Exchange’s annual North American conference, well-known travel editor, Don George, shares six ways to make the most of your time while mingling with 500 other writers and bloggers. Source: Gadling

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