Area 51 is a U.S. Air Force military installation located at Groom Lake in southern Nevada. Acquired by the U.S. in 1955, the installation has been the focus of numerous conspiracies involving extraterrestrial life, although its only confirmed use is as a flight testing facility.
There are all sorts of mysteries surrounding Area 51, since regular people aren’t allowed to visit it. The conspiracy theorists have also had a field day about the area for nearly 65 years.
Anyway, Facebook, being Facebook, has the capability to make things go viral, so when Matty Roberts, a Bakersfield, CA college student, made a Facebook event to “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop Us All,” people took notice and, as of this writing, nearly 2 million people are signed up and another million and a half are “interested.”
If you’re one of those 2,000,000 who are planning on attending the event, you may want to have some extra plans that you might not use for regular travel. For instance…
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It’s been well reported that at least a dozen Americans have died in the Dominican Republic over the past several months and, understandably, tourism to the Caribbean island has plummeted.
Unfortunately, that’s not the only place where touring Americans may be in danger…
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We’ve written in the past to be aware of these when you’re looking for a way to power up your phone at an airport. Looks like we should all be wary about something else too – and this one is potentially much more malicious.
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If you want to get from one place to another, you have lots of options, depending on the circumstances. Plane. Ship. Train. Car. Horseback, maybe. Sometimes, if it’s not that far, people just walk.
In the resort town of Estepona, located on Spain’s Costa del Sol, it was a ten-minute walk to get between two particular streets, Avenida Reina Sofia and Calle Eslovaquia. So in the interest of saving time, they built a much faster way to get from one street to another, to avoid the 10-minute walk.
They built a slide. A 125ft slide.
There was only one problem, though…
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We’ve suggested that people be cautious about Airbnb for a while now. There’ve just been too many stories about hidden, undisclosed cameras, as well as various other tales about/for potential Airbnb guests and hosts that make us very hesitant about using Airbnb.
Unfortunately, it looks like the posts we’ve done only scratched the surface.
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