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VIDEO: Man points laser directly to pilot’s eyes while plane landing at Florida airport – WATCH

ARASOTA, Fla. — A pilot was temporarily blinded while trying to land at a Florida airport after a man pointed a laser directly in his eyes, local police said.

Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies responded just after 7:40 p.m. Wednesday to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for a report of a laser being pointed at planes making their approach to land.

While police were trying to locate the suspect, he also used the laser on them, officials said. The suspect was located on a forklift just east of the airport.

Police surrounded the individual, later identified as Charlie James Chapman Jr., 41, and he grabbed a hammer and made striking motions toward deputies. A taser was deployed, and police found a laser pointer in Chapman’s pocket.

Source: VIDEO: Pilot temporarily blinded trying to land after laser pointed in eyes, Florida man arrested


10 most scenic train journeys in Europe

To kick off our new weekly Interrail competition , in which the writer of the best rail tip wins two first-class train passes worth up to £768, here’s our pick of Europe’s most scenic journeys The rail journey across southern Norway from Bergen to Oslo – northern Europe’s highest mainline railway – is so beautiful that all seven hours of it were broadcast in 2009 on Norwegian television as the first ever Slow TV (Sakte-TV) programme .

Source: 10 of Europe’s most scenic train journeys

Travel 48 hours in . . . New York, an insider guide to the Big Apple

Unmissable big city bustle in one of the world’s greatest urban landscapes

American author E.B. White once quipped about this city of eight million inhabitants: “New York provides not only a continuing excitation but also a spectacle that is continuing.” And while he may have said this nearly a century ago, his words still ring true to this day. The City that Never Sleeps is in constant motion – yes, even at 3am – and while the surface may be always transforming, its heart never really changes. Spend a day seeing the sites in Manhattan and another day wandering the heart of global hipsterism in Brooklyn. There’s no better time to take a bite out of this pulsating metropolis.

Source: 48 hours in . . . New York, an insider guide to the Big Apple

‘I saw horrible things’ Instagram influencer gets put in jail for climbing Giza pyramid in Egypt – WATCH

Is a great Instagram post worth going to jail over?

An American-Russian influencer recently revealed to his followers that he’d spent several days in an Egyptian jail after being arrested for climbing one of the pyramids of Giza.

Ironically, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy uploaded a picture about a week ago where he bragged that he was going to take over Egypt. Several days later, he revealed that he had been arrested.

“I was locked up in Egypt because I climbed the Pyramids of Giza,” he continued. “I’ve been in Jail many times but this one was by far the very worst. I saw horrible things and I don’t wish this upon anybody.”

Source: Instagram influencer arrested for climbing pyramid in Egypt: ‘I saw horrible things and I don’t wish this upon anybody’

UNCENSORED VIDEO: Girl Shocks Passengers Strips Fully Naked Walking Singing Arrested at Miami International Airport – WATCH (FULL part 1 + 2)

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman walking through the baggage claim area of Miami International Airport while casually removing all of her clothes is now in custody for a mental evaluation.

It was just before midnight when stunned passengers spotted the woman walking by in her dark blue underwear.

Cellphone video shows the woman appears to be singing as she calmly takes off her clothes while walking through the area.

Eventually, she is nude in the middle of the airport.

Moments later, video shows her on top of a police car near the airport exit. She jumps off in traffic and runs over to a waiting police officer who takes her into custody.

Source: Woman Caught On Camera Walking Naked Through Miami International Airport

9 best meteor showers to watch in 2020

Here’s a quick look at the best meteor showers of the year and when they are expected to peak, according to the American Meteor SocietyEarthSky.org and Sky & Telescope magazine.

  • Lyrid meteor shower — Expected to peak April 21 to April 22.
  • Eta Aquariid meteor shower — Expected to peak May 4 to May 5.
  • Perseid meteor shower — Expected to peak Aug. 11 to Aug. 12.
  • Draconid meteor shower — Expected to peak Oct. 7 to Oct. 8.
  • Orionid meteor shower — Expected to peak Oct. 21 to Oct. 22.
  • Northern Taurid meteor shower — Expected to peak Nov. 11 to Nov. 12.
  • Leonid meteor shower — Expected to peak Nov. 16 to Nov. 17.
  • Geminid meteor shower — Expected to peak Dec. 13 to Dec. 14.
  • Ursid meteor shower — Expected to peak Dec. 22 to Dec. 23.

Source: The 9 best meteor showers to watch in 2020