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Flying fish hit plane


From This is True:

A plane taking off from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., hit something and aborted the flight.

Assuming it was a bird strike, wildlife manager Lindsey Garven was called to locate it. She couldn’t find any dead birds, but she did find a dead fish. DNA evidence later confirmed that it was the fish that hit the plane.

“This was the first fish strike we have had on base,” Garven said. The pilot, NOAA Lt. Cmdr. Nicholas Toth, was skeptical. “At first, we didn’t believe the test results,” he said. “I mean, how does something like that even happen?”

Garven theorized a bird of prey was eating by the runway and took off, dropping the fish on the plane.

MacDill personnel now refer to the incident as the “fishnado”. (MS/Tampa Bay Tribune)


Quiz – who said these?

One of these “reverse posts” where the post itself might be short but the quiz answers, in comments at 10 p.m., are much longer.

All of these are held to have been said by someone well-known. Who said them?

1.  ”It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.”
2.   “Just the facts, ma’am.”
3.   ”I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
4.  ”Not a lot of people know that.”
5.  ”Elementary, my dear Watson.”
6.  ”Play it again, Sam.”
7.   “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
8.   “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
9.  ”Crisis? What crisis?”
10.  Let them eat cake.