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I think I just got off the bumpiest aeroplane ride I've ever been on. IAD -> DUB

How do they get close enough to throw FOD into the engine?!? Even on flights where I've been on the ramp, we were kept well clear of all the critical bits

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/elderly-passenger-tosses-coins-into-plane-s-engine-grounding-9329292

Today I learnt that the TSA doesn't like grits. They were subjected to additional scanning.

This is a cool tip: https://www.facebook.com/claire.bullen2/posts/10155008592730994

For those without facebook:
"Kids got a splinter? Grab the calpol box and take out the syringe that comes with it! Make sure it’s clean obviously! You need to make sure there’s a little bit of a gap before you start-picture for example. Put the small hole at the bottom of the syringe as best you can over the splinter. Once you know your above it, make sure the syringe is touching the skin-and pull! Make sure there’s no gaps otherwise you won’t get it! The syringe will more than likely pull it out in the first go! Pain free, no tugging and pulling, and no little ones upset or scared at getting it out! Don’t pull slowly! You need to pull rather quickly! If it’s a stubborn splinter, just do this a couple of times! Saves so much time, and well worth seeing the kids smile at the end of it rather than red faces and tears! Because the plastic is clear, you can check what’s been taken out of the skin! Best parent hack to date! Pass it on mums and dads!"