Saturday, January 12, 2008

Would You Like a Pillow? Um, no thanks....

Eight mice found - dead and alive - on
United Airlines flight


by Catherine
Bodry
Jan 9th 2008 @ 11:00AM


If something runs over your foot on
your next flight, beware: it might not be the beverage cart.

In a
reversal of roles, the United States nearly imported its own tainted goods to
China on a United Airlines flight recently. While en route to China, United
employees discovered a total of eight mice -- some dead, some alive -- hidden in
pillows throughout the cabin. On arrival, Chinese officials greeted the plane
with rat poison and mouse traps.

The story was printed in newspapers
yesterday, along with lists of viruses mice can carry. The articles also
probably incited panic when they wrote of the potentially fatal damage mice
could do by chewing through wires on aircraft.

Could these tiny
creatures be more dangerous than the
terrorists?


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