PolygamousRanchKid writes: A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted to Toronto this week after the pilot dumped a cup of coffee on the plane's communication's equipment. The unwanted liquid triggered a series of emergency codes, including one for a hijacking, according to Transport Canada, the agency that regulates transportation in Canada.
bokske writes: "An office worker cleaning a fridge full of rotten food created a smell so noxious that it sent seven co-workers to the hospital and made many others ill. Firefighters had to evacuate the AT&T building in downtown San Jose on Tuesday, after the flagrant fumes prompted someone to call 911. A hazmat team was called in.
Just another day at the office"
KrispyFees writes: "Allowing eBay users to pay with any method other than PayPal would be like allowing them to buy heroin, said eBay's Australian chief in a disastrous public meeting today. The meeting was held in Melbourne, Australia (the first of several around the country) to explain why eBay must ban all payment methods except PayPal. Members of the public hurled abuse at the eBay management team during the meeting, with the crowd unanimously opposed to eBay's new restrictions. eBay has denied that the move is designed to raise more revenue through PayPal fees, arguing it is to provide better safety in online transactions, however, the global company has admitted it is looking at introducing the same restrictions around the world."
Technical Writing Geek writes: "HUNDREDS of people in the poor Romanian town of Dragasani have grown rich by conning eBay online auction customers with deals that seem too good to be true — and often are.