Man Mistakes a Plane Exit for the Bathroom Mid-Flight + Mars Has Water

Sacha Strebe
  • A man confused a plane exit for the bathroom door mid-flight—at 30,000 feet. During a flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, James Gray attempted to open the exit and upon landing was placed in a detention center, fined, and banned from the airline for five years. Gray says it was an honest mistake but was forced to borrow money from a friend to fly with another airline when KLM airlines staff refused to let him get on the plane. — Mashable
     
  • Scientists have confirmed evidence of water on Mars. Images from the red planet show “strange streaks.” After an investigation, a team of eight scientists concluded that “flowing water is the likeliest explanation for their appearance.” For years Mars has been known to have ice, but the latest research is the first evidence of running water; the question of whether the hostile planet can host living things remains. — Bloomberg
     
  • Apple has sold a new record of 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices in its first weekend. To put that in perspective, Apple sold a massive 3000 phones per minute, or 50 devices per second, across three days. Both of the new phones will be available in 40 countries from next month, which takes the total to 130 countries. The new iPhone 6s has improved many of the regular features, including a better camera, faster chip, quicker Touch ID, and 3D Touch, which has been five years in the making. — TechCrunch
     
  • Shell has pulled out of the Arctic, with no plans to drill in “the foreseeable future.” Today’s press release says, “Shell has found indications of oil and gas in the Burger J well, but these are not sufficient to warrant further exploration in the Burger prospect. The well will be sealed and abandoned in accordance with U.S. regulations.” The high costs associated with the project are to blame for the project closure. — Shell
     
  • Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring Internet access to refugee camps. Speaking at the United Nations Private Sector Forum, the Facebook founder said he plans to work with the UN on this project, calling it an “enabler of human rights” and a “force for peace.” The company’s Internet.org initiative will work on bringing access, which includes the creation of an “Internet-enabling drone” the size of a passenger jet that will “fly unpiloted around the world, beaming Wi-Fi signal down to areas that have sparse internet access.” — The Verge

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