MH370 revelation: How plane’s co-pilot was ‘known to break aviation rules’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The missing Boeing 777 has not been located to this day and there are many theories as to what happened to it. The investigation naturally looked into those who could be responsible for the disappearance in the crew and passengers, in particular Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah and his co-pilot, Mr Hamid.

Mr Shah has come under intense scrutiny, with some suggesting he went on a suicide mission, after allegedly “practicing” the route on a home flight simulator.

However, Mr Hamid has also come under the spotlight in two documentaries which revealed he allegedly broke flight rules by having guests in the cockpit and smoking mid-flight. 

In 2011, he invited two women – Jonti Roos and Juan Maree from South Africa – into the cockpit during a one-hour flight from Phuket, Thailand, to Kuala Lumpur.

In ITN’s 2016 documentary ‘Malaysia 370: The Plane That Vanished – Air Crash investigation’, it was revealed this meant “there are questions about the character and professionalism of the 27-year-old”.

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Ms Roos and Ms Maree took a selfie in the cockpit and claimed they sat in the two spare jump seats for the entire flight, including take-off and landing. 

Ms Roos said in 2014: “Throughout the entire flight [the pilots] were talking to us and they were actually smoking throughout the flight, which I don’t think they’re allowed to do.

“At one stage they were pretty much turned around the whole time in their seats talking to us.

“They were so engaged in conversation that he took my friend’s hand and he was looking at her palm and said ‘your hand is very creased, that means you’re a creative person’ and commented on her nail polish.”

David Gleave, an aviation expert from Loughborough University said this conduct was questionable, but not suspicious.

He said he believes Mr Hamid is just “a young man with normal desires”.

In 2019 Channel 5 documentary ‘Flight MH370’, it revealed: “[Mr Hamid] is rising up in his career – he is close to being fully qualified. The psychology doesn’t stack up.” 

Risk management consultant Dr Sally Leivesley insisted that people who commit serious workplace suicides usually have a history of depression and aggression.

She said no such psychology was indicated in the co-pilot, or indeed in the pilot or the rest of the crew.

However, another clue that the co-pilot may have been involved was that his phone was turned on mid-flight.

The signal was picked up by a ground station on Penang Island, northwest of Malaysia.

Guinea Pig Ice Cream Becoming A Cool New Treat In Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — It’s a real ice cream flavor: guinea pig.

Anyone who thinks of guinea pigs as pets _ cute, squishy, squeaking bundles of fur _ might find that idea hard to digest.

The rodents are a traditional hot dish in some Latin American countries, including Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. In Ecuador, people typically cook guinea pigs with salt and serve them with potatoes and peanut sauce. But one vendor is taking things to another gastronomic level, serving guinea pigs as a cold dessert.

Some people like ice cream made from “cuy,” as the animal is locally known.

“I was suspicious, but it was tasty,” said Marlene Franco, a 78-year-old retiree who tried a scoop at a stall next to a highway linking the Ecuadorian capital of Quito to the city of Sangolqui.

The stall owner is María del Carmen Pilapaña, whose offbeat offering inspires disbelief and laughter among first-time customers.

Pilapaña’s operation is small. It consists of two tables in an open area lined with dentists’ clinics and other businesses. Even so, demand is growing. Every week, the entrepreneur prepares 150 servings ($1 for a cone) of guinea pig ice cream.

She also makes 40 servings of ice cream flavored with beetles, also traditionally eaten as a salty snack, and a smaller amount of mushroom ice cream.

“My family and my husband thought I was crazy. They didn’t think anyone would like these ice creams, but now they’re our main product,” said Pilapaña, who acknowledges that she had her own doubts about whether her investment would pay off.

It was a close call. Out of work, with three children in tow, Pilapaña began attending free training courses for entrepreneurs. She was challenged to do something innovative and, after six months of testing, she starting selling her range of ice creams at the beginning of September.

Pilapaña manages to concentrate guinea pig flavor after cooking and preparing a pate from the animal’s flesh, adds milk or cream and refrigerates the concoction until it has the rough consistency of ice cream. The taste is similar to chicken.

The beetle and mushroom ice creams include fruits such as pineapple and passion fruit. Beetle ice cream has a slight aroma of wet earth.

Ants, cicadas and worms are used to make some desserts, often chocolate-infused ones, in parts of Latin America. But incorporating such ingredients _ guinea pigs included _ into ice cream is unusual.

Carolina Páez, director of the anthropology school of the Catholic University in Quito, isn’t surprised.

“The guinea pig is a very important ancient food in Andean indigenous societies, especially for its high protein content,” she said. Other cultures eat various types of animals, Páez said, “so there is no reason to be amazed that Ecuadorians eat guinea pigs, even in ice cream.”

For Pilapaña, guinea pig ice cream is just the beginning. She has new flavors in mind: crab, chicken and pork.

“Seeing how my business is picking up, I’m sure I’ll do well,” she said.

Trump Just Threw Pence Under The Bus And Now ‘President Pelosi’ Is Trending

The White House released a summary of a conversation in which Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. But Trump said he was not the only one to speak to Zelensky.

“I think you should ask for Vice President Pence’s conversation because he had a couple of conversations also,” Trump said. 

Trump also said he and Pence would both be exonerated, and called the vice president’s conversations with Ukraine “perfect.” 

Critics of the administration are now envisioning a scenario in which both Trump and Pence end up impeached. While it would take an unlikely sequence of events for that to happen, the reaction caused #PresidentPelosi to trend Wednesday night and Thursday morning, given that the speaker of the House would be next in the line of succession:

Twitter Users Weather The Storm With Jokes About Tropical Depression Karen

A tropical depression has inspired a Twitter storm of jokes.

Its name is “Karen,” and, until Friday, was a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean.

Although tropical storms and depressions aren’t typically considered hilarious, Twitter users responded to Karen with waves of jokes and memes.

It’s a perfect storm for the Internet because, according to Wired, ”‘Karen’ has been the internet’s stock female antagonist” for the last three years or so.

The outlet describes the stereotypical Karen as a “righteously annoyed middle-aged white woman who loves coupons, reverse mullet bobs, and, above all else, speaking to the manager.”

As a tropical storm, Karen was already the subject of some joking, but the decision to downgrade it to a tropical depression inspired some Category 5 hilarity:

Some people were more sympathetic to Karen’s plight than others, finding the tropical depression downright relatable after journalist Joel Franco tweeted that Karen “could fall apart ‘at any time’ and was “not expected to get very far.”

MH370 shock claim: Pilot ‘parachuted out of plane to meet lover waiting in boat’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Dubbed a “dubious and far-fetched story” by Channel 5’s ‘Flight MH370’, an author unveiled a sensational theory in the 2019 book ‘The Hunt for MH370’. Journalist Ean Higgins accused Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah of planning the mass murder so that he could escape and start a new life with his mistress.

The theory, he claimed, was originally put forward by David Shrubb, Qantas’ former manager of flight training and veteran airline captain.

Mr Shrubb explained to Mr Higgins that the pilot wanted to leave his wife Faiza Khanum Mustafa Khan, but it would be difficult given his Muslim faith, so he designed an elaborate plan to escape his life.

Mr Higgins’ book claimed Mr Shah had numerous mistresses over the years, but Rina with her “long, lustrous hair and sensuous figure” was his favourite.

What’s more, Rina apparently came into a large inheritance before she met Mr Shah while working on the security scanners at Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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Mr Higgins wrote: “The love tryst couple decided on an elaborate plan to elope and secretly establish a new life in another obscure but pleasant Asian country.” 

He claimed that Mr Shah used a criminal connection to obtain two stolen passports the night before the MH370 flight, which they would use to assume new identities.

He then allegedly packed his flight kit with extra warm clothes, a bright waterproof torch, whistle and parachute. 

Then, when the flight was on its way he apparently depressurised the aircraft so everyone on board would become comatose from hypoxia or die.

According to the wild theory, he went into the passenger cabin and robbed travellers and other crew members “systemically but quickly”, taking their wallets and purses and emptying cash into a waterproof container. 

When he knew he was out of radar range, he allegedly slowed the plane and took it down to 3000 feet.

Mr Higgins wrote: “Seeing the lights of the fishing boat he was expecting, just as planned at the precise agreed coordinates, Zaharie put a deflated life jacked on along with his parachute.

“He returned to the passenger cabin and opened one of the exit doors just behind the wings, after pushing a lifeless flight attendant who had collapsed there out of the way.”

He claimed Mr Shah then parachuted out to meet Rina, guided by the lights on her fishing boat. 

He wrote: “Within 15 minutes the love of her life was safely aboard and in her arms, ready to secretly elope overseas and start a new life, the cash from the inheritance secure in the hold.” 

Mr Shah was reported to have been having marital issues at the time of MH370’s disappearance and he allegedly bombarded several models on social media with sexually suggestive comments. 

Nevertheless, this theory has been branded “sensational” and “far-fetched”.

Mr Higgins outlined a number of different theories as to what happened to MH370 in his book – some more plausible than others – but he said this one is his favourite because it is so “imaginative”. 

He added that there is precedent in aviation history of every key element of the theory to make it plausible. 

For example, in 1971, DB Cooper hijacked a flight by claiming he had a bomb in his suitcase. 

He demanded a huge sum of money and then jumped out of the plane in a parachute, never to be seen again.

‘Ghost Chair’ Spooks Hospital Staff As It Creepily Wheels Away By Itself

It must be getting close to Halloween. Spooky videos are circulating on social media, including new footage of a wheelchair that appeared to move on its own. 

Newsflare reported that staff at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh, India, is reluctant to work the night shift after a ghostly incident was captured on security camera footage. The video shows a wheelchair parked against a wall, slowing moving out of a portico-like area, down a ramp and into a garden. 

However, a doctor at the hospital dismissed any notion of a haunting. 

“It rolled on the smooth floor and went out,” the unnamed physician told the news agency. “It was just wind and not any ghost.”

Indeed, the footage shows some of the greenery moving in a breeze. 

Just 36 days until Halloween … 

Road Sign Hacked To Display A Blunt Message About Trump

Someone in Seattle broke into the control box of a road sign and changed the message to one that doesn’t mention President Donald Trump by name, but certainly appears to invoke him. 

Instead of construction information, it displayed just three words: 

The sign was being used by the city’s Department of Transportation, but belongs to a company called National Barricade, The Seattle Times reported. Company service manager June Hatfield said the message was up for about two hours. 

Hatfield warned that altering signs can have consequences, including crashes. 

End of the world: How lost Isaac Newton letter revealed shocking doomsday prediction date

Sir Isaac was a legendary English mathematician, physicist and astronomer, widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time. His book, “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica,” published in 1687, laid the foundations the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which is said to have been inspired by an apple falling from a tree. However, it would appear Newton was just as in touch with his religious side as he was with his scientific.

Resurfaced papers, which were first discovered in the trunk at the house of the Earl of Portsmouth in 1969, reveal he believed the apocalypse would come exactly 1,260 years after the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire.

In a letter from 1704, which went on show in Jerusalem’s Hebrew University in 2007, Newton uses the Bible’s Book of Daniel to calculate the date for the end of the world.

The note reveals a deeply spiritual side to a man more usually regarded as a strict rationalist.

He confidently stated in the papers that the Bible proved the world would end in 2060, adding: “It may end later, but I see no reason for its ending sooner.

“This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end.

“By doing so they bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail.”

The exact words from the Book of Daniel that inspired his prediction are not clear.

However, he promises the end days would see “the ruin of the wicked nations, the end of weeping and of all troubles, the return of the Jews (from) captivity and their setting up a flourishing and everlasting Kingdom.”

Yemima Ben-Menahem, one of the curators of the exhibition, said in 2007: “These documents show a scientist guided by religious fervour, by a desire to see God’s actions in the world.”

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$80,000 Worth Of Wigs Stolen From South Florida Warehouse In Hair-Raising Robbery

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida say thieves stole up to $80,000 in merchandise from a wig warehouse.

The owner of Prime Trading Hair and Wigs told detectives in Miami Gardens that he was notified overnight Tuesday that the alarm at the warehouse had been triggered.

Owner Rakib Hossain tells Miami television station WFOR that some of the products are worth up to $800 each.

Hossain says the thieves appeared to know what they were doing and were in the warehouse for no more than 5 minutes.

Video surveillance shows a truck backing up and ramming the warehouses front door three times.

Hossain says he is insured for his losses.

Information from: WFOR-TV, http://www.wfor.com/

UFO sighting: ET hunter spots ‘alien city’ in NASA photo of Earth’s moon 

Scott Waring took to his etdatabase.com to expound on the alien conspiracy claims, which he claims closely resembles a previous purported find. He said: “What we are looking at are structures on the Moon’s polar region. “I have seen such white shiny spot before on dwarf planet Ceres.”

Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt lying between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

These alien structures are almost impossible to see, yet they are there

Scott Waring

He added: “These alien structures are almost impossible to see, yet they are there.”

Zooming into the NASA image, he continued: “You can see areas where the top part of the Moon been peeled off and buildings are visible underneath.

“A lot of viewers claim such images are a product of pixilation, but it is not.”

Waring proceeds to use photo editing software to manipulate the archived 30MB NASA Moon photo.

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UFO sighting: UFO hunter Scott Waring believes he has discovered another alien base on the Moon (Image: NASA/Getty)

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UFO sighting: Bizarre lunar anomalies have been spotted in resurfaced NASA photos (Image: NASA)

He said: “You can see it is a polar region and as we are looking at it.”

The alien life enthusiast claimed the inner circle of the original NASA photo is always invisible from Earth.

He said: “The dark shadowy spot in the centre is something we can’t see.

“And the little spots that resemble pixilation are actually structures.”

Waring then adds some darkness to sections of the photo to help see the strange lunar anomaly more clearly.

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He said: “Look at that, it is like a giant alien air vent, leading to an alien base below the ground.

“It is not an air vent, of course, but is more likely a doorway.

“Or it could be an entrance to some sort of space port.”

The circular lines on the original NASA photo are then used by Waring to contrast between pixilation and the lunar anomalies.

Waring moves on to examine bizarre bubble-shaped lumps in an other section of the old NASA photo.

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UFO sighting: The Moon formed about 4.5 billion years ago (Image: Getty)

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NASA: The US-based space agency has found no evidence of aliens on the Moon (Image: Getty)

He said: “Now, these ones are black and stand out really well.”

“I will have to add some colour in order to make them more visible.

“I hate doing this, but it is the only way to see the structures in detail

Waring believes its is only a matter of time until humans mimic such sophisticated construction.

“When we imagine an alien city, we see structures like our own, but in 1 million or even 1 billion years are humans really going to make such structures or are we going to change everything about them?”

The unfounded claims rapidly attracted score of comments to Waring’s YouTube channel.

YouTube viewer George Mair appeared to be convinced, writing: “An amazing find Scott it looks like a giant city of some sort? Definitely intelligently made structures?

And Paul Blake was also impressed by the highly dubious discovery, adding: “Amazing Scott, we wonder how much longer can NASA and Gov keep these obvious images under wraps?”