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2 Grandmas fly for first time

This is an advertisement for a telephone company but I found it sweet, funny, poignant and touching. It is the story of two older women who fly for the first time. Ria Van den Brand, a 78-year-old grandma from the Netherlands prepared for flying by taking her first-ever roller coaster ride. That scene is priceless! Her late husband had a fear of heights so they never flew. An Bernaards, 71, also had a serious fear of flying. She says: “You wouldn’t get me in one of those for any amount of money. I will just take the…

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Superman Freezes

The new Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California., stopped mid air on Sunday, July 29. Twelve patrons were left up at the highest point of the for almost two hours. The park provided them with water via  a crane. A technician managed to reverse the ride and the cars were lowered to the ground. The cause of the stoppage remains unknown. A spokesperson said “it was not mechanical”. Egads – what was it then? At least they were not upside down. The ride was shut down during investigation. Until…

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