September 27, 2010
Jet Careens to Safe Landing at NY Airport
With a flight attendant yelling "heads down, stay down," passengers cowered and prayed on a tense descent into John F. Kennedy International Airport as malfunctioning landing gear sent sparks flying and left one of the plane's wings dragging along the tarmac.
"Riding the Rail"
"Riding the rail" was a punishment in Colonial America where a man--rarely a woman--was stripped and made to straddle a wooden fence rail, while being carried on the shoulders of two other men. Further, the man was then paraded throughout the community until dumped on the side of the road and abandoned. Seems like we've really gotten less creative with the whole "capital punishment" thing.